About Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey

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Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey

Arien Smith, MD, FACS, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon at the Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey, with locations across New York City in Midtown East, Manhattan, and Bayside, Queens, and Bayonne and East Brunswick, New Jersey. His practice includes treating both adult and pediatric spinal and brain disorders.

Dr. Smith graduated from Yale University Medical School of Medicine in 2003. He then completed a neurosurgical residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery. He rounded out his medical training with an additional orthopedic complex spine fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Today, Dr. Smith performs surgical procedures at several top tier hospitals in the New York and New Jersey area.

Because of his medical background, Dr. Smith has a unique combination of subspecialty training in both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery and treats a wide range of spinal and brain disorders. He also brings to the practice his years of experience in pediatric and adult deformity and scoliosis surgery.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Smith took the time out to explain why my father was feeling the way he was. Thank you Dr. Smith."

    Antony R.
  • Google

    "Dr. Smith performed a miraculous surgery for my spinal cord injury. I believe he is the best at what he does."

    Neal R.
  • Google

    "Dr. Arien Smith helped me walk again! His staff follow up was even better! I would highly recommend!"

    Krista K.
  • Google

    "Dr. Smith has excellent bedside manners and follows up promptly, if you need a spine surgery I will highly recommend him."

    Franchesca M.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Smith's honesty and excellent surgery he performed on my spinal cord injury was an excellent experience. Staff are also excellent."

    James M.
  • Healthgrades

    "He is very patient oriented and explained what he was going to do. I am very grateful to him. I would strongly recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr. Smith."

    Girish V.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Smith and his staff were very patient with me and answered all my questions. The follow ups are great as well, even with this Covid mess."

    Self-verified patient