The Founder of the Sierra Spine Institute, Dr. Tyler Smith is a Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. He focuses his practice exclusively on evaluating and treating conditions of the spine in adults and adolescents.
“I believe we have a clear obligation to provide patients with as much information about their care as we can. Informed patients simply make better decisions about treatment options and enjoy better outcomes,” he said. “I also have a healthy respect for surgery and am of the opinion that it should be avoided if possible.”
“However,” he continued, “if your condition requires an operation, it should be done in a way that preserves uninvolved tissue as much as possible – i.e., minimally invasive.”
“I just had a cervical spinal fusion with Dr. Smith. He was great, took his time, answered all of my questions. I didn't feel like he was in a hurry to finish the appointment. His PA and office staff were courteous and seemed to know what they were doing.”
"This Doctor is super smart and really knows his stuff. He may be the greatest spine surgeon alive. Thank you, Dr. Smith! He and his awesome staff worked on getting me fixed and wow."
“Dr. Tyler Smith gave me my life back! Exercise has always been my passion and a very active lifestyle. When I was literally unable to walk without being in severe pain and had to walk hunched over, unable to stand without pain, unable to do simple movements, I had no choice but to go forward with microdiscectomy surgery. They told me I would still have some pain after surgery, that it takes time for the nerve to regenerate, which it did. After the three-week mark, it began to get better and better. Today was my post-op and I am pain-free, back to my exercise and usual lifestyle. I am so grateful for what Dr. Smith has done for me and his entire staff is wonderful, compassionate, and very professional. I know of another person that had a successful surgery with Dr. Smith as well. I highly recommend Dr. Smith!”
"Dr. Smith is an EXCELLENT SURGEON!! Prior to back surgery his consultation was right on 'T' everything he said about surgery from start to finish was exact its been 3or4 years since surgery and I couldn't be happier. If surgery is calling you, CALL DR.SMITH!!!"
“I have had two surgeries with Dr. Smith. Everyone on his team is special. I'm 70 and have seen a fair number of doctors in my life and have ever had the kind of confidence in anyone that I do with Dr. Smith. It makes a difficult situation easier when you can count on the advice that he and his staff give you. Simply the BEST.”
“I have had the best experience with Sierra Spine Institute, Dr. Tyler Smith, and P.A. Brian Zerlaut. I just had back surgery last month and both gentlemen have been amazing. From my first consultation to aftercare they have been amazing! They have been there for all the support I have needed along the way. They are so very personable and have made this process a great one. I highly recommend this facility to anyone suffering from back issues. You will definitely not be disappointed! Thank you, Sierra Spine Institute you have gone above and beyond for me and I am forever grateful!”