Dr. Nima Salari, MD

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Dr. Salari
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Desert Institute For Spine Care

1635 E Myrtle Ave Ste 400 Phoenix, AZ 85020

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Dr. Nima Salari, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 14 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. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salari to book an appointment.

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4.9

Based on 152 ratings

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He did back fusion surgery across 3 segments as well as revisions to a a previous L2-L5 surgery performed about 7 years ago. This was a major task taking 5-6 hours It has been less than to weeks since surgery and I am up walking 6000 steps a day, with no would seepage and minimal pain. I thought the first surgeon 7 years ago was great but Dr Salari is much better
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Salari is an amazing doctor! I had suffered from severe lower back pain for over a year before the blessing of meeting Dr. Salari. The prior physicians I had seen seemed to have very little interest in helping me. One of them even told me that "you are young and healthy, why don't you focus on the good days". Well, the "good days" was not going to pay my bills when my pain was disabling me from working, driving or being able to move at all. Dr. Salari was the first person who took the time to thoroughly help me understand my condition, what my imaging actually meant and what impact a previous surgery had left on my spine. After discussing alternatives (which was also nice, I was never told what to do, I was given OPTIONS) Dr. Salari ended up performing an ALIF surgery on me. I felt like I got very best care possible. The procedure was surprisingly "pleasant". The post-op care has been everything I could ever have asked for.
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C. Shain – Jun 11, 2021
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Absolutely outstanding experience with DISC and Dr. Salari- 2 major fusion surgeries. Excellent personal interaction, patient explanations and follow up. Thank you
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Rollie Trayte – May 22, 2021
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Great surgeon! Willing to talk and explain at length!
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Bobby – May 15, 2021
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Five years ago, Dr Salari did surgery on my lower back relieving me of excruciating pain. Prior to surgery, he was thorough and patient with me explaining every detail of my proposed surgery. I was completely satisfied. I recently started having some pain in my lower back. I called for an appointment and was able to get in within a week. Upon arrival at his Scottsdale location, his very friendly and competent staff took good care of me. Dr Salari was again very thorough in showing me and explaining what was shown on the MRI and x-rays. In addition, he expressed his sincere condolences on the recent loss of my husband. My only complaint was the mandatory mask requirement. I highly recommend Dr Salari.
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Darlene Younker – Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Salari was very helpful in explaining the procedure I was undergoing, the effects, the recovery time, everything! His assistants, Nick and Rick were just as helpful. The only downside to the office as a whole was the interval between calls and return calls. But that's an organizational issue, aside from Dr. Salari.
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Gary S. Dolberry – Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Salari's diagnosis and explanation of options was excellent and easy to understand. My daughter, located on the east coast, was included via FaceTime which I found reassuring as she had her own questions which Dr. Salari answered thoroughly. Based on that appointment, I will be scheduling surgery shortly. I'm not only impressed by Dr. Salari, but also his PAs and staff. I feel that I'm in good hands!
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Dr Salari and the staff at DISC are second to none. Everything went very smoothly. Explanation of procedure was very clear and easily understood. Procedure and staff at the hospital were excellent! Post Op meetings have been great and very informative. I recommend Dr Salari and his staff to anyone that requires a procedure on their spine.
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Ian MacFarlane – Apr 15, 2021
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I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my cervical spine surgery. The appointments before and post surgery were always on time, professional and upbeat
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Steve K – Apr 15, 2021
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Always positive and upbeat. Gives one a great sense of security in that we are in good hands.
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Stephen Orlandella – Apr 14, 2021
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Caring and intelligent...
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Ted Paulk – Apr 06, 2021
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Dr Salari is so pleasent and professional. He explains the issue so you can understand. Dr Salary is the best
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Les – Mar 29, 2021
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Me trataron bien
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Francisco – Mar 05, 2021
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Dr. Salari was very polite and clear on his diagnosis and I would recommend him to others if they needed a spine specialist.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Carl Sparks – Mar 05, 2021
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There’s not much to say when your treatments and visits with Dr. Salari and staff are exceptionally smooth, haggle free and effective. Awesome job the team does on a daily basis. Keep it going!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Corey Williams – Mar 03, 2021
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One month follow up visit
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Joyce – Feb 27, 2021
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Very efficient office with Xrays taken on site & immediate results. PA is both affable and very knowledgeable. Dr Salari is an excellent surgeon. I had a laminectomy with fusion. It’s been 6 months and I’m back to my normal routine. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J. Adams – Feb 24, 2021
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The best without any doubt, intelligent, well mannered and dedicated to his patient, confident he can and heal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chuck – Feb 18, 2021
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2 nd visit after spine surgery and Dr. Salari took time to discuss moving forward. I always enjoy our visits because we are not rushed and he makes sure I understand our conversation.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Frances Salas – Feb 12, 2021
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Excellent!
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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Feb 02, 2021
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At Desert Institute for Spine Care, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care for our patients, and offer the least invasive treatment options that...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

  • 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

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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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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
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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 Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • 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)
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Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Golden Rule
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Tricare
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Locations

Desert Institute For Spine Care

Desert Institute For Spine Care1635 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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