Dr. David Smith, MD

Surgical OncologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Smith
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System

800 E Dawson St Tyler, TX 75701

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(903) 606-1721

Dr. David Smith, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Tyler, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney and Medical City Las Colinas. 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.

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Dr. Smith is affiliated with Medical City Lewisville Lewisville, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 94% of his peers

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

Port Placements or Replacements
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Breast Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Breast Cancer more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.0

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(4)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Regardless of how great Dr Smith and the other doctors are their support staff is very weak, unprofessional.Twice I have filled out the form for a possible appt.to be evaluated as a candidate for the lynx procedure,never got a return e mail/ phone call.This for me speaks volumes about the level of care one would receive here at NTSOA.I plan on moving on with someone else that my primary will refer me to.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Les in Irving , TX – Sep 12, 2018
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Very pleased with the surgery Dr Smith performed on me just before Xmas. His staff was able to work me in during a very busy time of the year and Dr Smith never made me feel rushed as he carefully explained the pros and cons of the Linx procedure I was about to have. The procedure went well and at the two week post-op appointment I was pleased to learn that he didn't need to see me again every few months just to make sure everything was okay.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Lucas, TX – Jan 05, 2017
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I was put in a terrible situation by OTHER doctors [a victim of medical malpractice]. This was guy was nothing less than fricking incredible. He came in, and in simple terms, he told me what was wrong, told me what he intended to do about it; AND HE DID IT. My surgery went exactly as he said it would, the guy literally saved my life and accomplished the intended goal. Please know I do not make these statements without due consideration after having provided AAA judicial services for 17 years.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Sir Barry Mark Harman in Mckinney, TX – Dec 22, 2016
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Dr Smith is nice, presents himself well and seems to have allot of experience; however, the surgery he did for me (Ventral hernia repair with mesh fabric) failed after 9 month. In speaking with a new surgeon in Maryland, the other surgeon felt that the wrong repair technique was used for a reliable repair on a 2 inch Hernia originally caused by a gall bladder removal. In fairness, the surgeon removing the gall bladder also performed the repair incorrectly for a large hernia.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Randall Rackov in The Colony, TX – Jan 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a General Surgery and Surgical Oncology practice, we understand the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis of cancer or other problem requiring surgery....Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Smith practices surgical oncology and is the President of the North Texas Surgical Oncology Associates....Read more

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2004
UT-MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Residency Hospital
1989
David Grant Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1983
University of The Pacific
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. David Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Dr. Smith frequently treats Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, Port Placements or Replacements, and Breast Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smith treats.

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

Dr. Smith's office is located at 800 E Dawson St, Tyler, TX 75701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System

Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler800 E Dawson St Tyler, TX 75701
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Medical City Las Colinas

Irving, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Medical City Lewisville

Lewisville, TX

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

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Medical City Mckinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Medical City Plano

Plano, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Richardson, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Allen, TX

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

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

Plano, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)