Dr. Crawford Smith, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Smith
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Colon & Rectal Specialists Inc

7425 Lee Davis Rd Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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(804) 559-3400

Dr. Crawford Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mechanicsville, VA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.


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(804) 559-3400

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 99% of their peers

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

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 96% of their peers

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

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Anal Fissure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Anal Fissure more than 100% of his peers

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

Anorectal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Anorectal Abscess more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.9

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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What People Say About Dr. Crawford Smith, MD
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I had a bad experience. Saw him for a fissure, but also mentioned other issues I was having, to which his response was "I don't know what would cause that," with a shrug. Turns out I was having pelvic floor prolapse (rectocele), which another colorectal surgeon at another practice easily diagnosed 6 months later. If Dr. Smith had investigated instead of shrugging and claiming fiber would cure all problems, I might have been able to get this treated with PT earlier, and maybe prevented it from going to a grade 2 prolapse. I also had an issue with the office. They don't answer the phone. The calls either go immediately to voicemail or the line just hangs up on you. There's no press "O" for the operator that works. If it goes to voicemail, they may or may not call you back. I had a nurse not return a phone call about a medication question. They also changed my appointment time without consulting me, then denied it. A call to clarify the time was unanswered and no one called me back.
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May 13, 2020
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The worst! Could have cost me my life if I hadn't gone to the ER. Dr. Smith severed and tossed away three inches of my ureter during my operation. 25 lbs of acites fluid built up in my abdomen. Dr. Smith attributed my swollen belly to constipation. He never acknowledged any wrong doing but said "oh, that must have happened during the operation". Well, yeah it did! Had 5 hospitalizations following his botched surgery. I would avoid him like the plague.
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Nov 04, 2019
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Screening colonoscopy - He's the best, efficient and caring. I trust him completely.
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John Hocutt – Aug 25, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for 21 years, had two major colon surgeries performed by him and trust his skills and judgement immensely.
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Mike Venaglia in Midlothian, VA – Nov 17, 2018
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Dr. Smith at Colon & Rectal Specialists was very calming & nice while he took time out on a very busy day to chat with me before my colonoscopy. Him and his staff were very courteous, and professional at all times. Even though I was a little anxious about my first colonoscopy, I felt that I was in good hands with Dr. Smith and his confident team of nurses and associates. The process went smoothly, and I had no unusual side effects or discomfort from the procedure.
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Jason P. Smith in Richmond, VA – Sep 26, 2018
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as a result of a procedure I had complications which cause a second procedure. All of which could have been avoided if the doctor had listened to my concerns about a prior complication. AND I have yet to receive a phone call to check on my condition.
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Feb 05, 2018
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While never having issues in this area not only scary and embarrassing, the visit with Dr. Smith did not help at all. not welcoming /emphatic about my situation. I left with no understanding of my issue also after a follow up still having issues. Reception sign in at this particular office likes to leave a clip board out with patients names to see who visited today, I don’t need people knowing I’ve seen a rectal doc today! I asked the receptionist about that and replied “that’s how it is here.”
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Richmond, VA – Oct 16, 2017
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Dr. Crawford Smith was my doctor for my hemorrhoidectomy & the overall experience was EXCELLENT! From the initial visit for my problem through today's post surgical exam, Dr. Smith was very careful to listen to my concerns & then provide me with the information I needed to understand all that was involved with my surgical procedure. Great doctor and great practice!
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Dwight Eirich in Midlothian, Virginia – Jul 19, 2017
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Great Dr., Great person... It's very simple; he saved my life. I'm from South America and was recommended to Dr. Smith for my colon cancer surgery at the St. Mary hospital in Richmond.
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W.N. Wlodawsky in Glen Allen, VA – Sep 26, 2016
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My problem isn't with Doctor Smith. Its his nurse Jennifer. She is one rude person that has issues amongst herself that rubs off on patients. The surgery went ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE and ended up with me in the ER 30 minutes later. I have NEVER had that kind of pain in my 31 years of being here. I am even more disappointed that his nurse STOLE my money after I paid for them to send off my forms. I had to PHYSICALLY go up there to find out that they DIDN'T send my forms and that I had to pay $20 more
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Richmond, VA – Jul 15, 2016
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I wouldn't even give Dr Smith one star. After waiting 50 mins to be seen, this doctor did not even care to help me with the issue I came for. When I explained again why I was being seen & asked what could be done to treat it, he just told me to come back in a month & walked out of the room before I could say anything. The visit was a waste of my time. Not only that, but his bedside manner is one of the worst I have ever encountered in my life. Never once did he smile & he is as dry as a cracker
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Rachel in Richmond, VA – May 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Crawford Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mechanicsville, VA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Ochsner Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1976
Boston Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Colon & Rectal Specialists Inc

Hanover7425 Lee Davis Rd Mechanicsville, VA 23111
1
West End7605 Forest Ave Ste 308 Richmond, VA 23229
2
Stony Point8700 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 270 Richmond, VA 23235
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)