Dr. Bryan Smith, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Venice, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
I've enjoyed working in the Venice community for over twenty years. We have an office with a small town warmth but have a cutting-edge approach. I enjoy the diversity of my practice. While I do a great deal of general and vascular surgery, I now spend a good deal of my time helping patients who need thoracic surgery.
The majority of lung surgeries performed across the country are still full open surgeries. Robotic assisted surgery is relatively new and is performed by a minority of surgeons. Having the da Vinci Si Surgical System and a growing number of surgeons trained to use it puts us on surgery's leading edge. Robotic-assisted surgery has been particularly beneficial for patients requiring lung surgery. I love using this system.
Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Smith's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Adrenal Gland Hypofunction
Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bile Duct Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
Congenital Heart Defects
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
Head and Neck Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Large Bowel Obstruction
Leg Venous Ulcer
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lymph Node Neoplasm
Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Small Intestine Disorders
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
von Willebrand Disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Advanced Laparoscopic Breast Surgery
Advanced Robotic Surgery
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Aspiration of Breast Cysts
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Tube Insertion
Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Neck Mass
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymph Node Resection
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Adrenal Artery Stenting
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Renal Artery Angioplasty
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Small Bowel Resection
Small Bowel Surgery
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Vein Procedure
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
da Vinci® Colectomy
da Vinci® Lobectomy
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
University Of Alabama Medical School
Medical School | Graduated 1979
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
Louisiana School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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