Dr. David Smith, MD

Dr. David Smith, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. David Smith, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery.

7613 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 200

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Contact Information

(260) 469-7337

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

44  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Frenectomy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Chldns Hospital Eastern Ont
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He was overwhelmed and strung too thin when caring for our daughter. Unfortunately his careles mistake almost cost our daughters life. However, he was very friendly. I would rate his attitude a 10. I'm glad they now have more surgeons in the area.
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No way would I EVER recommend this person. Not only did he and his staff dismiss and belittle our concerns about our daughter post surgery, he left a clip on her bileduct causing her to go septic. Not the only kid he did this to either. 3 years later and she is still battling through the after...more
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Dr. Smith was very relatable with his patient (our 2-6 month old daughter), with my wife and I (varying medical backgrounds), and with the hospital staff and care team for her. He is very knowledgeable and skilled, and takes time to know his patients and walk them through his procedures and...more
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