Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Dr. Dean Smith, MD

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Dr. Dean Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.

Dean W. Smith, MD

6400 Fannin St Ste 2080

Houston, TX 77030
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 93% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "To provide professional, thorough, compassionate, and advanced care to patients with hand and upper extremity conditions through the use of non-surgical and surgical methods."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Camptodactyly - Joint Contractures - Facial Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Synostoses, Tarsal, Carpal, and Digital
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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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.

Education

  • University of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of New Mexico Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Shands Health Care at the University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1994
  • Houston's Top Doctor Recognition, Multiple
  • Outstanding Young Physician Award, The University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2010
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
4.6
based on 21 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 4
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Dr. Smith's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Houston, TX
I took my 12 year old son in after a sports related wrist injury. The urgent care facility was not sure about the diagnosis . Dr. Smith diagnosed a wrist fracture. He was placed in a cast for three weeks and is doing great. The staff was very friendly. Dr. Smith's bedside manor was excellent. I...more
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in Houston, TX
I couldn't ask for better doctor. Great experience, I highly recommend Dr. Smith.
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in Bryan, TX
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for over 10 years as a result of my Rheumatoid Arthritis. He has done surgery on both hands/wrists with EXCELLENT results. Has also treated both shoulders as well. He has always been very caring & explains/answers any questions I may have. Well worth the 90 mile trip,...more
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in Denver, CO
Dr. Smith is the best of the best. Over 10 yrs. ago, he reconstructed my hand after a gunshot wound and I have full use! He truly is blessed and his skills are only preceded by his bedside manner. a great Surgeon.
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