Dr. Craig Smith, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients

Suburban Surgical Associates

555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 991-4644

Dr. Craig Smith, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.

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Dr. Smith is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Experience
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Appendicitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Appendicitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Gallbladder Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Gallbladder Removal more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.6

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I lucked into having Dr. Smith as my surgeon because he was n call when I went to the ER at Missouri Baptist with appendicitis. He's a world class surgeon and a genuinely good person. His follow up care was diligent and person-centered. I hope I don't need surgery again any time soon, but I'm definately saving his number just in case.
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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2 people found this helpful
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St. Louis, MO – Jan 12, 2019
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He was very caring and informative. He took time to explain (and even reexplain) when we asked him questions.
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
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Georgia in Ironton, MO – Nov 27, 2018
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I was admitted to Missouri Baptist Hospital for emergency gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Smith was the surgeon at the hospital. He was very kind, explained the problem and the procedure, and answered all questions in a very reassuring manner. He visited daily in the morning so there was no waiting for the Dr. to show up and again had a kind, gentle manner. He was honest and forthcoming with all information 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
8 people found this helpful
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St Louis, MO – Aug 22, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Smith, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Barnes Hospital Wash University
Residency Hospital
2000
Mba Washington University
2000
Nih Research Fellowship, Transplant Immunology
1995
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1989
Bucknell University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Craig Smith, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Smith frequently treats Appendicitis, Port Placements or Replacements, and Gallbladder Removal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

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

Dr. Smith's office is located at 555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Suburban Surgical Associates

Suburban Surgical Associates555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)