Dr. David Oliver-Smith, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(13)
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Dr. David Oliver-Smith, MD
Dr. David Oliver-Smith, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Oliver-Smith is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Somerset Hospital.

Pittsburgh Office

420 E North Ave Ste 302E

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-6200

Dr. David Oliver-Smith, MD

Dr. David Oliver-Smith, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • 13 More

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Dr. Oliver-Smith's Experience

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
53

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Oliver-Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Oliver-Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oliver-Smith to family and friends
3.5
based on 13 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Oliver-Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Sewickley, PA |
I waited in the waiting room to see Dr. Oliver-Smith for 45 minutes past my appointment time to have him only spend maybe 5-7 minutes with me in the exam room. He looked at my MRI from 1year ago and determined I did not need any surgery but to consider pain management. The radiologist who read the MRI saw impingement of the exiting left L3 nerve root. Can that be causing my pain? Maybe a new MRI would help to see? I guess no surgery meant no money from me so I was out the door in 5 minutes.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
arrogant and not very smart. 7 months later had a laminectomy by a real doctor and have no pain at all. Stay away from this man He has a one track mind. Fusion if not I cant help you.
Mars, PA |
No follow up - handed over to some office staff who doesn't know personal history and writes my concerns off to age related - old.
pittsburgh, pa |
Excellent bedside manner. Never rushes through appointment
in Coraopolis, PA |
Saw this doctor for removal of lipoma/scar tissue growth in my back. Would not believe my pain symptoms or recommendations from my PCP in regards to my situation. Stated the lump is nothing more than a muscle adhesion. Advised to seek alternative pain management techniques and would have those providers contact me - and he never did.
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Olover Smith put no value into my pain or my concerns after two failed micro-d surgeries, same level, L5-S1. He was very quick and felt as though I was wasting his time. There was an error of critical thinking as my disc clearly was re-herniated a third time as per radiologist at AGH. Had second Opinion with Dr. at Shady side and disc is re-herniated as per surgeon and radiologist and a fusion is needed.
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Dr. Oliver-Smith accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Elevator
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Oliver-Smith has admitting privileges

Allegheny General Hospital
320 E North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Heritage Valley Sewickley
720 Blackburn Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143
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Somerset Hospital
225 S Center Ave
Somerset, PA 15501
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