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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 58

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Dr. Smisson's Experience

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Dr. Smisson's Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Dr. Smisson Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Conditions Dr. Smisson Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Medical Center Navicent Health
777 Hemlock St
Macon, GA 31201

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Smisson

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Appointments & Offices

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Georgia Neurosurgical Institute
Georgia Neurosurgical Institute
840 Pine St Ste 800
Macon, GA 31201
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    Dr. Smisson's Experience

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotaxis
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
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    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
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    Background Check for Dr. Smisson

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.

    0 Sanctions

    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Smisson & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

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    Dr. Smisson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Smisson

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.2
    • 29 Star Ratings
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    3.2 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smisson to family and friends

    3.2 out of 5

    29 responses

    Dr. Smisson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.4 out of 5

    29 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.8 out of 5

    29 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.6 out of 5

    29 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    27 responses

    Experience with Dr. Smisson

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.3 out of 5

    29 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.3 out of 5

    29 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.4 out of 5

    29 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.3 out of 5

    29 responses

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    Appointments & Offices

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    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Assurant Health
    • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
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    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • State Farm
    • Travelers
    • Tricare
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • WellCare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Georgia Neurosurgical Institute
    840 Pine St Ste 800
    Macon, GA 31201
    (478) 743-7092 (Office)
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