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.

I’m on Aspirin but Have a Spine Problem…

Anti-platelet medications (Plavix, Aspirin) and anticoagulants (Coumadin, Xarelto, Eliquis, Pradaxa, etc…) are blood thinners used to treat patients with blood clots, heart stents, and strokes. However, they make it very difficult to pursue surgery, since bleeding can be difficult to control and may continue to ooze after surgery. Usually in spine surgery, we stop antiplatelets…

Creating Symbolism

June 14th is recognized as Flag Day. In 1775, the American Revolution was raging against the British for our independence, however, at the time numerous flags represented the different factions of colonists amongst the 13 colonies. On December 03, 1775, the Second Continental Congress chose the first official flag of the United States, the “Grand…

He’s Got a Cranio… What?

A 21-year-old British man was recently featured in the news having a brain mass causing blurry vision. According to reports, Harry Mockett of Northampton noticed he was having trouble watching television and tried multiple pairs of glasses without resolution. Eventually, an eye doctor noticed changes in the back of his eye, potentially indicating increased pressure…

Let’s Compare Our Days…

We celebrated our Mother’s this past weekend. From giving us the joy of life to making it worthwhile, they are the true bearers of kindness and affection. Mother’s Day was conceptualized in 1905 by Anna Jarvis, who wanted to honor her mother. By 1911, all US states agreed to observe the holiday. As a neurosurgeon,…