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Dr. Clifford Smith, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Smith

Dr. Clifford Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA. He graduated from University of Cincinnati / Main Campus and specializes in general surgery.


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(804) 285-9416

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inguinal Hernia
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Dr. Smith treats Inguinal Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Hernia Repair more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Clifford Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA. He graduated from University of Cincinnati / Main Campus and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

Greenville Hospital University
Fellowship Hospital
National Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Medical School

Dr. Smith's Reviews

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I just saw Dr. Smith for a consultation (so far), but was very happy with the care I received. He was very attentive and patient as I explained my situation and symptoms. He explained the what/how/why around the path forward in a way that made sense to me. His kind and confident demeanor was also very comforting and reassuring. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Smith.
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I went to see Dr Clifford Smith for the first time to see about getting my hiatal hernia fixed and relief from having to take medicine every day for reflux. I did not know him or what to expect. He by far exceeded any expectations that I had. He explained the procedure to my wife and I through drawings and did not use any medical terms that we did not understand. I left there with no questions and feel one hundred percent comfortable in his hands.
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Dr. Smith and his team demonstrated great kindness and compassion as they assessed and explained my condition. I have every confidence in the treatment plan and Dr. Smith’s expertise and surgical skill.
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Met with Dr. Smith to discuss possible gall bladder surgery. He was very helpful with my questions and took time to explain my options. Dr. Smith was very pleasant and did not seem to be in a hurry to get onto the next patient. That being said my wait time was also minimal. Very good experience so far.
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Dr. Smith was great! He addressed all of my concerns and answered all of my questions. I did not feel rushed at all. He was very patient. I appreciate him being so thorough before considering any kind of surgery. I definitely recommend him.
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Dr Smith is very thorough Dr, Smith is personable, forthcoming, and thorough in his evaluation. All the support staff I encountered were very pleasant and competent as well.
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My experience with Dr. Clifford smith was outstanding. On my initial appointment, he thoroughly explained the procedure for repairing my hernia. I had to reschedule several times and Dr. Smith and his nurse Barbara understood my reasons and were extremely helpful in rescheduling me. I was in contact with Barbara throughout, and she was cordial and friendly and willing to help. I had the surgery three weeks ago and I have had very little pain, and everythings went smoothly. Outstanding! He
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My husband recently seen Dr. C. Smith and was enormously impressed and that is hard to do . My husband went to his appointment with a certain expectation and left exceedingly impressed by the whole process from appointment to testing so impressed that he is willing to drive back to Richmond just to continue the amazing treatment he receives from this office.
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Dr. Smith is the best. I'm excited to have him as a provider because I know my concerns will be addressed and that my health is a priority to him.
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When I called for an appointment, the receptionist was warm and caring. Upon arrival, check-in was quick and easy. Wait time was minimal. Dr. Smith was patient. He took time to fully explain tests and possible procedures to correct my concern. He thoroughly answered questions to the point we never felt rushed. I would recommend Dr Clifford Smith to all my family and friends.
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Friendly and attentive to my needs. Suggestion: need to develop program for background information to share with hospital so it does not need to be done 2 times.
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Dr. Smith is a wonderful doctor. Very caring and really takes care of you.
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Didn't remember anything about the surgery since I was under general anesthesia, but I have had no complications and had not needed any medications post procedure so I can only assume everything went well.
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Dr Clifford Smith is awesome. He listens well and sort treatments carefully. I did the 24 hour ph probe and the barium swallow X-ray which showed a recurrence of a Hiatel hernia. So Dr Smith carefully discussed the options. So I did the redo of the Hiatel hernia. He explained the surgery to me (laparoscopic nissen fundoplication)and made me feel confident and comfortable and reassuring. I was up and about within hours of surgery. All symptoms are gone. I recommend Dr Clifford Smith all the way.
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I found my initial contact informative and was impressed with the attention to detail and clarification that was given to me by Dr Smith. I would certainly recommend him to anyone questioning their Health challenges.
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This was as good an experience as a minor surgery can be. From initial appointment to post-op follow-up, the treatment was thorough, professional and responsive. Even better, the people who helped me along the way (nurses, receptionists, anesthesiologists) seemed to genuinely care.
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Dr. Smith was so professional, friendly, and took plenty of time to listen to me. I felt very cared for and confident with him and his nurse. His explanation of his findings were understandable and clear.
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Dr Smith is nothing short of amazing. He spent time explaining my procedure in detail. He is personable and smart. I was up with minimal pain within a couple hours of surgery. The nursing staff was amazed with my quick recovery. I give all credit to Dr Smith. Feel blessed to have been directed to him for care!
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Dr. Smith and his staff were excellent by every measure. Without hesitation I would recommend him as your surgeon. His surgical skill was matched by his empathetic patient care. I had a very positive experience.
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Dr Smith & the staff were amazing! Dr Smith & Barbara really took time to listen & understand what I was going through, when other doctors had not. I truly believe they saved my life. I made sure my PC doctor knows to send anyone who he believes needs a surgeon to Dr Smith. I thank God for Dr Smith, Barbara & staff, they are a part of Gods angels on earth. Take care & God Bless!
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