Tyler G. Smith, M.D.

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About the Doctor

Dr. Smith is the Founder of the Sierra Spine Institute. He 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.


Care Philosophy

I believe we have a clear obligation to provide patients with as much information about their care as we can. Informed patients simply make a better decision about treatment options and enjoy better outcomes. I also have a healthy respect for surgery and am of the opinion that it should be avoided if possible. However, 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.

Surgical Training

  • Spine Surgery Fellowship – Stanford University Combined Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Stanford, CA and St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency – The Ohio State University Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbus OH


  • Undergraduate – University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • Medical School – University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • California Orthopedic Society
  • Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • West Coast Joint and Spine Center
  • Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley

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As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 epidemic, encouraging trends in new cases in the region have allowed our facilities to resume surgical procedures. The situation continues to evolve fluidly, and we are maintaining best practices to keep our patients and employees as safe as possible.

We have resumed our surgical practice at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley, and West Coast Joint and Spine. Rigorous screening protocols have been instituted at all of these facilities in order to ensure that our patients and providers are kept safe during (and after) surgery.

Additionally, we have resumed seeing patients in our Roseville office. We continue to manage most of our practice through video and telephone encounters in order to minimize patient volume in the office. This allows us to continue evaluating urgent patient needs in the office, while observing social distancing guidelines. If you do have an appointment in the office, we do ask that you wear a mask and we will also conduct a temperature screen upon your arrival.

Our phone lines remain open 24/7. Please continue to reach out to us if anything regarding your treatment plan is unclear.

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