Dr. Clifford Smith, MD

Dr. Clifford Smith, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(804) 373-6226

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Dr. Clifford Smith, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Richmond, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Parham Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

Locations

Richmond Surgical

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute7607 Forest Ave Ste 220 Richmond, VA 23229
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Smith is affiliated with Henrico Doctors' Hospital Richmond, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Listened & answered questions (40)
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Dr Smith and the staff of Richmond Surgeons could not have been more perfect!!!! Everyone was very professional and placed patient care and treatment as their top goal .This also applies to the surgical and all staff members at Henrico Doctors ,Forrest ave .Thank you all so much for your care.I would highly reccomend you to anyone requiring your services !!!!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert Blanton – Apr 30, 2021
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New patient process was very efficient. Dr. Clifford Smith gave a very thorough exam. I was impressed with him and his nurse. I definitely would recommend him. Thank you for your service Dr. Smith!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 18, 2020
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All staff was Very professional and caring Did their jobs quickly and effectively
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 27, 2020
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My visit was great. The office, nurse and Dr. Smith were pleasant and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Evelyn Edwards – May 19, 2020
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Easy access and high comfort level meeting and talking with Dr. Smith to understand my tests and what to do next and how to take care of the situation comfortably. Dr. Smith is a warm compassionate Dr and took all the time we needed to learn about my situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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john jay – Mar 21, 2020
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This was my first visit. I was & am very impressed with the thoroughness of his nurse & his care & attention to me. He never rushed & made sure he answered all my questions. I feel very reassured he can & will help me with my medical concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gene – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr Smith staff was very helpful in getting me into see Dr Smith. Once I saw Dr Smith I was totally impressed with how personable and understanding he was about my condition. He took time to explain my situation and helped develop a plan involving other doctors to help resolve my issue.
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Ralph Sitterson – Mar 10, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Smith. He and his entire team were easy to work with and very efficient.
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RV – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Smith is great! After many years of terrible acid reflux, Dr Smith has eliminated it with linx surgery. I am so thankful. He is a very kind and compassionate Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary Byrd – Jan 24, 2020
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I had a very good appointment with Dr. Clifford Smith. He went over my medical issues and gave me a very good explanation of my problem and test he wants me to have so he can get a better idea of how best to treat me. He was easy to talk to and listen to what I had to say. I would definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Smith was very nice and answered all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Smith took a lot of time with me on my first visit. He didn't seemed rushed. He and his nurse seemed to actually care! I would recommend them to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 08, 2020
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Had Gallbladder surgery, had hernia repair and LINX procedure... Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained everything very well and answered all of my questions throughly. I had two surgeries and both went well and had no problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith especially if you are interested in living a heartburn and reflux free lifestyle with no medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 08, 2019
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very patient and kind. takes times to listen to you concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 30, 2019
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He was excellant took time to answer all my questions and really listened and cared about what I said.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan – Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Smith and his staff were fantastic before, during and after my most recent procedure. I was most impressed that Dr. Smith took about an hour to talk with me on my first visit. He exhibited extreme care and concern to ensure all of my questions were answered. That is very rare in the medical profession these days! After my procedure, both Dr. Smith and his staff were extremely diligent with follow-up to see if I was doing ok and to see if I had any questions/concerns. Again, it's rare to get that kind of personal attention and care. Also, my recovery has been very smooth and basically uneventful. I think that speaks to the care/precision given during the procedure to ensure it was performed "right" the first time. I would recommend Dr. Smith with no questions whatsoever. I am very grateful I was referred to him by another physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa S. – Aug 05, 2019
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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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May 02, 2019
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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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Apr 30, 2019
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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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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Clifford Smith, MD, FACS, received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Clifford Smith, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (804) 373-6226.

Does Dr. Clifford Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Clifford Smith, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Clifford Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, Hiatal Hernia, and Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

Where is Dr. Clifford Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 7607 Forest Ave Ste 220, Richmond, VA 23229. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)