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OUR TREATMENTS

Finding the Right Treatment
for Your Condition

OUR APPROACH

Back, and better than ever.
Jeremy Smith M.D. provides dedicated,
unparalleled care for your spine.

Nothing is more personal than the impact that change in mobility has on one’s life, but there is reason for hope. Dr. Smith is a top board-certified surgeon in his field who specializes in cutting-edge treatments of degenerative spinal conditions, traumas and complex deformity reconstruction. 

Known for his optimism and positive outcomes, he is admired among his peers for his knowledge, extensive expertise, and his commitment to compassion for his patients. More than a doctor, he is a true ally for his patient’s spinal health journey — and an advocate for a patient-first approach.

Motion Preservation

The spine is crucial for all movements of life. With a holistic perspective, Dr. Smith works with all patients to reverse damage and spine restriction so patients can get back to moving.

TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT

COFLEX®

CERVICAL
LAMINECTOMY

Microdiscectomy /
Microdecompression

Laminectomy

What is Motion Preservation?

Motion preservation refers to surgical methods that can be used in place of conventional spinal fusion. The goal of these methods is to preserve the natural movement of the spine in the impacted area. One of the main goals of treatment is to preserve range of motion or maintain normal, or near to normal motion. Patients with spine disorders that require surgery first go through a physical exam, then other imaging techniques are applied such as electromyography (EMG), X-ray, MRI scan, CT scan, as well as various blood and bone density tests. A patient’s disease condition (and severity) will influence the treatment recommendation, but Dr. Jeremy Smith’s goal is to provide patients with a well-informed set of options.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

We believe in a patient-first approach, and at Jeremy Smith, M.D., we understand the impact surgery has on mobility. We listen to, and understand, our patients' spinal concerns, and are committed to maximizing all forms of minimally invasive and conservative treatments.

ANTERIOR CERVICAL
DISCECTOMY and
Fusion (ACDF)

ANTERIOR LUMBAR
INTERBODY FUSION (ALIF)

EXTREME LATERAL
INTERBODY FUSION (XLIF)

Posterior Spinal
Fusion (PSF)

Transforaminal Lumbar
Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

COFLEX®

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Technology has come a long way. Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) now allows doctors to use a variety of new techniques, instruments, and sometimes even robotic assistance, to perform procedures that create less damage to the body than traditional, “open,” surgeries. MIS also allows for speedier recovery times and improved outcomes for the patient’s healing process. We always aim for surgery as a last option at Dr. Jeremy Smith, MD, and when it is selected as the best treatment option, our focus is to keep the procedure as non-invasive as possible. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is generally focused around relieving pain and stiffness, while supporting the patient to remain as active as possible throughout their recovery time.

Deformity & Reconstruction

The spine is complex and we understand how even the smallest complication to your spine can affect your everyday quality of life and movements. With the right deformity and reconstruction treatment, we are dedicated to getting you back to you.

SCOLIOSIS
CORRECTION

POSTERIOR
SPINAL FUSION

Corpectomy

Revision Surgery

Spinal Infection

What is Deformity & Reconstruction?

The spine provides stability to the upper portion of the body, and several spinal conditions, some of which are an exaggerated curvature to the spine, can cause deformities. Some spine deformity conditions are scoliosis, lordosis, and kyphosis. These excessive or abnormal curvatures of the spine can make the spine less stable. Oftentimes these conditions can be treated conservatively; however, other times, surgery is needed.

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Other Spine Treatments

Our commitment to be a partner in our patient’s spine health journey ensures that we offer various treatments, whatever comes their way. We know that no spine is the same, and we provide the care and results to ensure that your unique, individual health is well cared for.

TUMOR DEBUNKING

Neuromodulation

Kyphoplasty

Injections

What are Other Treatments?

There are many other types of treatments available for less common conditions. Something as simple as proper walking requires the coordination of many systems within the body, including the ability to have balance, sensory function, reflexes, and motor function. Any one of these elements can be impaired, but there are treatments available to improve each component. Your best option may be surgical or non-surgical. Our goal is to provide the best option for optimal rehabilitation and healing.

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FROM OUR PATIENTS

    CATHERINE JOHNSON • LAGUNA BEACH, CA​

    “Dr. Smith is not only <em>extremely compassionate</em> and caring, but a <em>talented and skilled surgeon</em>. He performed my second cervical fusion and will now do a posterior cervical fusion. <em>I am truly grateful</em> to have been referred to him with all of the pain I’ve suffered. I am certain that working together we will find the pain relief I so desperately need. <em>Thank you Dr. Smith!</em>”

      CATHERINE JOHNSON • LAGUNA BEACH, CA​

      “Dr. Smith is not only <em>extremely compassionate</em> and caring, but a <em>talented and skilled surgeon</em>. He performed my second cervical fusion and will now do a posterior cervical fusion. <em>I am truly grateful</em> to have been referred to him with all of the pain I’ve suffered. I am certain that working together we will find the pain relief I so desperately need. <em>Thank you Dr. Smith!</em>”

        CATHERINE JOHNSON • LAGUNA BEACH, CA​

        “Dr. Smith is not only <em>extremely compassionate</em> and caring, but a <em>talented and skilled surgeon</em>. He performed my second cervical fusion and will now do a posterior cervical fusion. <em>I am truly grateful</em> to have been referred to him with all of the pain I’ve suffered. I am certain that working together we will find the pain relief I so desperately need. <em>Thank you Dr. Smith!</em>”

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