Dr. David L. Smith, MD

Dr. David L. Smith, MD

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General Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Smith is board certified in surgery, and practices general surgery and surgical oncology. He is the President of the...Read more

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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.
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Specialties

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

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  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Limb Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • 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)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    David Grant USAF Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Completed in 1994

    Ut-Md Anderson Cancer Ctr

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of The Pacific

    Graduated in 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
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  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Smith says...

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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Dr. Smith's 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. 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.