Dr. Nima Salari, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 42

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Nima Salari, MD is a Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Temple University medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and OASIS Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Nima Salari, MD

Desert Institute For Spine Care

1635 E Myrtle Ave Ste 400 Phoenix, AZ 85020
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(602) 944-2900
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Dr. Salari is affiliated with OASIS Hospital Phoenix, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Salari's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salari treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Salari treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salari treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Salari treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salari treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Salari treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Salari's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Salari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Golden Rule
Guardian
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PFFS
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Salari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salari

4.8

Based on 192 ratings

5 Stars
95.83333333333333%
(184)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.5625%
(3)
1 Star
2.6041666666666665%
(5)
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Excellent surgeon!
Back pain x many years. Nervous about doing surgery. Dr. Salari was able to isolate the problem and with surgery, I now have no back pain! Thank you!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Robert – Jun 15, 2022
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Dr Salari and his surgical team were outstanding in every regard. During the pre-op appointment, he allowed me ample opportunities to ask questions about the surgery and post surgery requirements. After the surgery, Dr Salari went over the entire surgical process, including the 2 Coflex implants he placed in my lower back. The staff at DISC were extremely helpful. This is, by far, the best surgical experience I have had. Dr Salari, his surgical team, and the clinic administrative staff receive and deserve a "5" in every aspect of their most professional service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Court Stevens – Jun 11, 2022
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Dr.Salari, and the entire staff at DISC have been fantastic. I have had appointments at the Scottsdale and Phoenix locations, and both offices are properly staffed, and run very well. My experience with Dr.Salari has been very positive. Dr.Salari is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand. Although I have another procedure scheduled to take place in the near future, I know Dr. Salari has the skill set and aptitude to take care of my issues with expert precision and care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sean – Jun 03, 2022
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Great Job
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 18, 2022
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Dr. Salari is a true miracle worker and gave me my life back. What an amazingly talented surgeon and a genuinely caring man. I was so blessed to find him. His office staff is amazing as well and compliments the entire experience!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Wade – Apr 21, 2022
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Very Understanding
I’ve been having two years of lower back pain and we had tried everything to avoid surgery, but still had to get it. The recovery time was quick, and he answered all the questions I had and explained the procedure very well. He was understanding and answered questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 21, 2022
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Outstanding
Dr Salari gave me my life back. I could not recommend this physician more … Not only is he a fantastic surgeon but he’s a nice guy!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Muskett – Apr 20, 2022
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A 58 year old female patient of Dr Salari
Dr. Salari is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, attentive, and above all an excellent surgeon. I am 4 months post ALIF and fusion of L5S1 and I could not be more thrilled with the successful outcome thanks to Dr. Salari and his team at DISC. I have had nothing but delightful experiences with all of the staff at DISC. Thank you to Dr. Salari’s PA Chris, Adam the XRay tech, Lindsey Dr. Salari’s MA, and Dr. Yeung who checked in with me at the hospital. I would not trust my surgery to anyone other than Dr Salari, or one of the other surgeons at DISC. Also, the Core Specialty Hospital where I had surgery was phenomenal. The care that I received there for 3 days and 2 nights was beyond my expectations. All of the RN’s and CNA’s were compassionate and caring. It was like a hotel stay (except for the fact that I couldn’t get out of bed)! I was grateful that they managed my post surgery pain so that I was always comfortable. If surgery is the only option, trust your care to Dr Salari.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karie Dechant – Apr 15, 2022
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Dr Salari and his PA listened intently to my complaints on pain and thoroughly explained what was happening with my spine and nerves. I liked that Dr Salari offered options before resulting in surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 13, 2022
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Went to because a neighbor also went to. Personally, I found him not interested in me as a patient. 2 visits in person and 1 virtual visit today. After 2 MRI'S and X-Rays, then a hip replacement, I went back after a year of recovery with same problems in back. His findings had him refer me to a "pain doctor". Always felt like he was "putting me off to another."
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
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Excellent treatment and result!
Dr. Salari and the team at DISC were spectacular. From the reception staff to doctor Solari and his surgical team, everyone delivers care with compassion in a professional and extremely competent fashion. I was informed as to what my condition involved, what the therapy would be to correct the problem and what I need to do after treatment to avoid further damage. Not only are they great at delivering first class, cutting edge treatment, they also respect their patients by always being prompt and timely. I highly recommend Dr. Solari for anyone who has back issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Joe Harthorne, DDS – Apr 06, 2022
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Excellent surgeon
Have now had two surgeries with Dr. Salari on my back. Would have no one else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Sims – Mar 31, 2022
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Everyone in the office from the front desk receptionist to Dr. Salari himself was very pleasant and personable. I did not feel rushed and felt that Tyler, the PA, and Dr. Salari listened to me carefully, and gave me honest and helpful information. I would gladly recommend Dr. Salari to someone with back issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 30, 2022
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Excellent doctor
Dr Salari is not only an excellent surgeon, he is thorough, detail oriented, compassionate and kind. He made me feel confident and hopeful, and he really cares.
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Susan – Mar 05, 2022
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Excellent staff, no nonsense, and all take time to ask the right questions and answer mine. Dr. Salari has great personality and bedside manner, and the surgery was 1000 % successful with minimal pain. Have since made appt. for my wife.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Benedetti – Feb 03, 2022
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Dr. Salari's positive & encouraging demeanor has resulted in a smooth & successful recovery! Thank you, doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 02, 2022
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Dr. Salari was outstanding to work with. Identified the spinal issues causing the pain, thoroughly explained options, kind and caring in his approach. The improvement following outpatient surgery has absolutely improved my health....and life! Dr. Salari has my greatest respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 28, 2022
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Dr Salari performed spine decompression surgery on my spine on Jan 6. Now two weeks after my surgery, my back pain has disappeared and I can engage in normal daily activities. I am very happy with the result and I recommend Dr Salari to anyone with back pain contemplating spine surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Ignatius Tsong – Jan 20, 2022
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The entire staff was amazing from phone call returns to helping us with insurance. Dr. Salari treated my wife with a very, very complex 360 spinal surgery and 2 months after she is doing things with no pain. Nerves in her feet hurt but they are healing. She is an inch taller. Things not possible prior to surgery make my wife 20 years younger. Dr. Salari is now helping me on my back and neck pain. 100% referred by us, real patients. Thanks hope this helps you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andy – Jan 19, 2022
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Excellent surgeon. He always had time to answer my questions and never seemed rushed. He and his staff were always friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Luzinda Chavez – Jan 12, 2022
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Care Philosophy

Each patient is treated with compassion and empathy like you are his own family member. Dr. Salari listens carefully to each patient's pain journey, thoroughly...Read more

Biography

Dr. Salari is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with specialized training in the operative and non-operative treatment of...Read more

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Stanford
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Johns Hopkins
Residency Hospital
2007
Temple University
Medical School
2003
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Persian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Nima Salari, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Salari has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Nima Salari, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Nima Salari, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salari frequently treats Back Pain, Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salari treats.

Where is Dr. Nima Salari, MD's office located?

Dr. Salari's office is located at 1635 E Myrtle Ave Ste 400, Phoenix, AZ 85020. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nima Salari, MD speak?

Dr. Salari speaks Farsi, German, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Desert Institute For Spine Care

Arizona Health Associates LLC1635 E Myrtle Ave Ste 400 Phoenix, AZ 85020
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Salari is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Honorhealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

OASIS Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

The Core Institute Specialty Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)