Dr. William D. Smith, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male

3061 S Maryland Pkwy Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Dr. Smith's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery, 1999
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  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
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  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
More
  • Stroke
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Background Check for Dr. Smith

3 Malpractice Claims

  • Settlement  (7/1/2010)
  • Amount or Range: $18,000.00
  • Nature of Complaint: Plaintiff undewent anterior lumbar interbody fusion with partial vertebrectomies surgical procedure. Post-op x-ray taken allegedly showed mal-positioned screw that wasn't noticed. Plaintiff alleges to suffer constant and severe pain and is unable to work.
  • State: Nevada
  • Settlement  (7/1/2010)
  • Amount or Range: $700,000.00
  • Nature of Complaint: It was alleged that as a result of the kyphectomy and reduction of scoliosis surgery, the plaintiff has been left a paraplegic.
  • State: Nevada
  • Settlement  (12/1/2010)
  • Amount or Range: $975,000.00
  • Nature of Complaint: Patient returned about 4 mos. later with burning sensation from mid-thoracic down to lower back. Denied pain in legs, weakness of tingling; No bowel or bladder problems. Subject of this report noted severe thoracolumbar scoliosis and discussed surgery, including risks inherent in the surgery. Surgery was done in two stages. After first part of surgery patient unable to move lower extremities and during post-op period she suffered anoxic injury and experienced a long and complicated post-op course. Patient now alleges T7 paraplegia secondary to surgery.
  • State: Nevada
  • 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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Education & Training

Medical School

Georgetown University School Of Medicine

Internship Hospital

Georgetown University Med Center
Complete in 1988

Residency Hospital

Georgetown University Med Center
Complete in 1994
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Languages Spoken by Dr. Smith & Staff

  • English
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