About S.M.A.R.T.

Spine Institute & Surgery Center

About Practice

Dr. Richard Sayegh wanted to create a team approach to health care, fitness, and sports medicine, a goal that was achieved with the opening of SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center. This is a comprehensive practice where patients in and around Arcadia, California have access to highly-trained chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, massage therapists, physical therapists, and personal trainers.

The team welcomes everyone in the community: seniors with osteoarthritis, school-age and adult athletes, pregnant woman, and anyone with a back, knee, foot, shoulder, wrist, or hand problem. They also offer several areas of specialized care.

If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, their experts can help with pain management. The team offers massage, therapeutic ultrasound, and cold laser therapy. If you’ve suffered a personal injury or auto accident, you can count on their experience in performing medical evaluations and completing paperwork. Dr. Sayegh also serves as the Qualified Medical Examiner you need for workers’ compensation claims.

SMART stands for Sports Medicine and Rehab Therapy, so you know this is the place for treatment of sports injuries, rehabilitation, and training that gets you back in the game while helping to prevent future injuries.

The doctors at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center strive to offer the most advanced therapies for their patients with pain, injuries, and degenerative disease. That means they offer regenerative medicine, which includes stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies. Injections of concentrated stem cells and PRP relieve pain and promote quicker healing by regenerating new tissues to replace damaged tissues.

To learn more about the treatments available at SMART Spine Institute & Surgery Center, or to schedule a free consultation about PRP and stem cell treatments, call their office or use the convenience of online booking to set up an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Insurance do you accept:

We accept most major PPO insurances, Personal Injury Liens, Cash and our surgery center is Medicare-Approved. Call to verify eligibility: 626-445-0326
We do not accept HMO.

Do you accept Personal Injury Cases?
Yes. All of our doctors accept Personal Injury Liens and even our surgery center will work on a lien as well. We will contact your attorney and make sure that all necessary paperwork is signed and the lien will be negotiated at the end of your case.


What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?

This procedure is done on painful and stiff joints such as shoulders and knees. This is done in our Medicare-Approved Surgery Center, under the guidance of board certified physicians to provide anesthesia. The sedation reduces reflex muscle guarding of a painful joint, pain or spasm during the procedure. The stretching, traction and / or manipulation is performed by chiropractors who are specifically certified in this treatment. Most patients are able to achieve drastically improved range of motion. Many people have had success with this treatment for frozen shoulder, post-surgical knee stiffness and it is a great way to break up scar tissue and increase range of motion within the joint. 

MUA to the spine is considered investigational by most insurance companies while MUA to extremities are usually covered depending on your insurance and diagnosis and treatment plan. It is a great option for some who are experiencing joint pain and stiffness.

Is Stem Cell or Regenerative Medicine covered by insurance?

At this time Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP procedures are covered by some insurances and Medicare. However, stem cell is still considered experimental and therefore is not covered by your insurance. Many patients opt to have regenerative medicine procedures before having an invasive joint surgery.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute & Surgery Center
131 E. Huntington Drive San Gabriel Valley Arcadia, CA 91006