Dr. Craig Smith, MD

Dr. Craig Smith, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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70 y/o
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Dr. Craig Smith, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

177 Fort Washington Ave # 435

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Pericardial Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1984
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Ny
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Strong Memorial Hospital, Ny
Internship Hospital
1977
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1982
1979
1977

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.1

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
19.047619047619047%
(4)

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  • Office environment
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I scheduled a minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Day if surgery he was going to cut me open. He didn't remember me or our conversation. He did minimal invasive procedure- I needed 2 unit transfusion, had partially collapsed lung and 2 months later my valvee was worse than when I went in. I had to have another surgeon do a proper repair and fix what was not done right Worst bedside manner - has a good complex
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Had the pleasure for Dr Smith to perform OHS in 2013 with an incredible support staff at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. The whole process was professional, comforting, smooth and flawless. I would highly recommend Dr Smith to all who want the best care and the most qualified. Thank you Dr Smith! DM
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Heartless. Plain and simple.
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The absolute best. He spends time with you, makes you feel at ease and he is just wonderful. I recommend him to anyone who needs valve replacement or CABG.
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Amazing surgeon, He is a gift from God. Thank you Dr. Smith.. You make miracles happen.
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On Sept. 2, 2000, I had triple coronary bypass surgery, off pump, performed by Dr Smith. As I approach 15 1/2 years post surgery, I have had no post surgical or medical sequelae. My cardiac stress tests are absolutely normal. I take no cardiac medicines except for mild Antihypertensive agent and a statin to keep my cholesterol to below 150. I just shoveled 4 1/2 inches of snow, and walked my Golden Retriever today. lab tests indicate I am of the lowest chance to have heart disease
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Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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(212) 235-1519

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO

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