Dr. David Smith, MD

Dr. David Smith, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. David Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Irving, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 1988 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

6750 N MacArthur Blvd # 257

Irving, TX 75039

Contact Information

(972) 578-8877

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Breast Diseases
more than 89% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 79% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Smith is board certified in surgery, and practices general surgery and surgical oncology. He is the President of the North Texas Surgical Oncology Associates (NTSOA). He has particular interest in cancer surgery, including breast cancer, as well as complex general surgery and the surgical correction of acid reflux. NTSOA offers unparalleled surgical expertise, combined with the compassion and understanding to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our patients. Dr. Smith moved to north Texas and started NTSOA in 2011 when he left the military. The goal is to establish exceptional surgical care in North Texas for both cancer and non cancer patients, avoiding the need for patients to have to travel to Dallas or Houston for their care Dr. Smith received his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine and completed his residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his Surgical Oncology fellowship at The University of MD Anderson Cancer center, Houston Texas. During his time in the USAF, Dr. Smith held various Leadership positions with Wilford Hall Medical Center's Department of Surgery and with San Antonio Military Medical Center's Department of Surgery. He served as Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery, Chief of Breast Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology, and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency. He also served as consultant to the Surgeon General for General Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He was named as the top physician in the USAF as well as the top physician at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has also been named among the best doctors in San Antonio and Dallas. After 27 years of service, Dr. Smith retired from the USAF and holds many military decorations including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, to name but a few. He is also a member of various medical societies including, the American Society of Breast Surgeon, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He has numerous publications and has been an invited speaker on various subjects both nationally and internationally."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "As a General Surgery and Surgical Oncology practice, we understand the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis of cancer or other problem requiring surgery. We provide expert knowledge, skills and personalized plans for the treatment of benign and cancerous surgical conditions, to enhance the lives of our patients. We are there throughout the treatment process for our patients and referring physicians. We remain available to them both before and after surgery to ensure the best outcomes possible. As the first North Texas surgeons to implant the Linx device, we are committed to helping patients resolve symptoms, damage and serious risk accompanied with GERD."


  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Limb Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Whipple Procedure
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of The Pacific
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • David Grant USAF Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • UT-MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 2
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Dr. Smith's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Lucas, TX |
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...more
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in Mckinney, TX |
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...more
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in The Colony, TX |
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...more
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Dr. Smith accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Medical City Plano
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
6200 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
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Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
5252 W University Dr
McKinney, TX 75071
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Medical City Las Colinas
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
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Medical City Lewisville
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Methodist Richardson Medical Center
2831 East President George Bush Highway
Richardson, TX 75080
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Medical City McKinney
4500 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX 75069
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
1105 Central Expy N
Allen, TX 75013
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