Adam P. Smith, MD, FAANS is a board certified neurosurgeon and Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute is his business providing neurosurgical information to the community. He is committed to the wellness of the patients he treats. Dr. Smith uses minimally invasive surgical approaches for the brain and spine, and uses the most up-to-date neuroimaging, surgical navigation, robotic and artificial intelligence modalities.

Opiates Before Spine Surgery

In May 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-22 Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. This limits the number of opioid pills a healthcare provider can prescribe and provides an outline for opiate management. From a surgeon’s perspective, we almost never provide preoperative opioids. After surgery, we try to incorporate ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) techniques…

Thanksgiving

This week’s blog will completely focus on Thanksgiving and skip the roundabout link to neurosurgery we usually try to include. “….and he realized as he spoke that the truth was slipping away from him, and soon he would no longer know what the truth was.” Paraphrased from Leo Tolstoy’s, War and Peace How did you…