Dr. Garth Smith, MD

Dr. Garth Smith, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Garth Smith, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Bowie, MD and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4000 Mitchellville Rd Ste A214

Bowie, MD 20716

Contact Information

(410) 573-2530

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Trigger Finger
very high
more than 99% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "The 'Hand' is our contact with the world. It is how we touch, feel, and contact all of the things around us. Its function is critical to our activities of daily living, and even minor impairments can alter our overall function. Effectively diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the hand, can remarkably improve how we negotiate through out daily routines."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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43  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Cornell University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Harvard/Bwh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

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

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
31 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He is the ABSOLUTE WORST surgeon ever. Recommended surgery on a severed wrist tendon that after research post surgery is a "harvest" tendon that he told me he had done "hundreds" of times. LIES. There is no available medical research on the resection of a carpi radialis tendon other than that of a...more
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Please accept our apology for your negative experience at our practice. We strive to provide exceptional care and service to our patients and ask your feedback to understand and respond to your concern. Kindly email our administrator, Greg Bartoo at gbartoo@cfaortho.com for a swift response to discuss. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to hear from you soon.

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I have been seeing Dr Smith for quite a while for Severe Degenerative joint disease of the wrists and hands. He is pleasant, interested in me as a whole and very skilled. He opts for the least severe course of action. Very nice bedside manner. I was there yesterday and could not help to notice...more
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He was absolutely wonderful. Personable and took time with my teenaged son to get all of the information needed for proper treatment.
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