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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Learn about 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.
Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Breast Surgical Oncology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Smith's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Bile Duct Obstruction
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Familial Pancreatic Cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
da Vinci® Colectomy
da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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