Dr. Harold Smith, MD

Dr. Harold Smith, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 61

Neurosurgery

Dr. Harold Smith, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in El Paso, TX. Dr. Smith has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery, Nervous System Neoplasms, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Neurosurgical Specialists Of El Paso - West

Neurosurgical Specialists Of El Paso - West1700 N Oregon St Ste 710 El Paso, TX 79902
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Neurosurgical Specialists of El Paso - East

Neurosurgical Specialists of El Paso - East10175 Gateway Blvd W Ste 220 El Paso, TX 79925
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Smith is affiliated with Las Palmas Medical Center El Paso, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Smith's Reviews

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4.7

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I saw Dr. Smith at Del Sol for my appointment and had my surgery there as well. His clinic looks brand new and is clean, fast, and his staff speak Spanish. His office did everything for me to get an MRI at the hospital, which was extremely easy and fast. Surgery team of nurses, doctors and anesthesia were simply amazing. I have never received such great care in my life. The hospital stay felt like a 5-star hotel and the food was even good! Dr. Smith and his team are so kind, he even personally followed up with me after I got discharged. If I could give Dr. Smith AND the Del Sol hospital 10 stars, I would!! Simply Amazing
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 28, 2021
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I cannot say enough kind words about Dr Smith and his staff. I never imagined the diagnosis that his PA found through MRI that had been overlooked for years by other providers. He was so comfortable to talk to from the moment we met him. He is a true hero in my book and I appreciate him more than I could ever express! I definitely had angels on my side that led me to his office. I highly recommend him and his amazing PA Mariana to anyone in need of their services. They are ER Nurse approved ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 17, 2020
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I saw Dr. Smith in 2007. A friend recommended him. He removed a tumor from my brain. The surgery was done on Friday afternoon and I was home Sunday afternoon. He’s brilliant. He continued my care for 9 years, checking to make sure the tumor had not grown back. The last visit I had with him, he was going over the mri and discovered a mass in my throat. He called me before I arrived home, I had already left his office, and sent me to see an ent immediately. You won’t find a better surgeon. We will miss him in Texas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 13, 2020
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My son suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Dr Harold Smith was on call. The hospitalist call Harold Smith... Dr HAROLD SMITH SAID IT WAS NOT HIS PROBLEM AND REFUSED TO COME. I could not believe we were sitting there in COVENANT MICU, my son was bleeding into his brain and DR HAROLD SMITH REFUSED THE CALL. I ask them to call again or anyone. They did. His PA/NP stated they would not accept the consult, and refused again to come. Well I guess it wasn't HIS SON. HE WAS THE DR ON CALL. HIS LACK OF CARE WAS ABHORRENT. HE NEVER CAME. THIS HAPPENED AT 5AM He stalled until he was off call at 7 AM. My son could have died much less the brain damage increasing by not recieving care immediately.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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DMD – May 18, 2020
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Dr. Smith is an excellent doctor. Hate to see him leave but sincerely wish him well. He has taken great care of my husband. He is sincere, upfront and very knowledgeable. You will be missed doc.!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Trevino – Apr 18, 2020
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Dr. Smith saved my daughter's life from complications of lupus. At first he may seem a little "rough" but he is not......he is a very brilliant and compassionate person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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Kelli Hager – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr. Smith and his team are amazing. Professional, experienced, and down right good people to be around. I can not believe I am already home and comfortable after my surgery on Monday. He cared and comforted my wife and son after the procedure and put them at ease. You will not find a better doctor and I highly recommend Dr Smith!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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Tim Green in Lubbock, TX – Aug 26, 2017
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I really would reconsider choosing this doctor again. The average wait in his waiting room for a scheduled apt is more than 3 hours. (There's a Rosa's next door). The guy is a pod in terms of bedside manner and other human-based interaction skills. He does not believe in effective pain management (after brain surgery!) and my chronic pain specialist had to come in and persuade Smith to give me anything more than ibuprofen. If I were to have go through this again, I would definitely go elsewhere.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Lubbock, TX – Aug 03, 2016
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Dr. Smith was very confident and understanding to my first and scary tumor. I like that he acknowledged everyone that was in the room with me. I knew he was the right doc from his hand shake. Not only from Dr. Smith but the nurses he worked with. The offices was very comfortable and felt like everyone worked as a team. I couldn't ask for anyone better and very thankful to him and staff to achieving excellent health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
17 people found this helpful
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Natalie Wray in Lubbock, TX – Mar 08, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Smith

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Smith treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Smith treats other conditions, please contact the office at (915) 351-1444.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Smith
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Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Smith
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Meningiomas
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurocritical Care Disorders

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care Disorders specialists.

Dr. Smith is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Smith
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Hydrocephalus
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Brain Aneurysm
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nasoalveolar Molding
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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Preferred PPO
Medicaid
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Molina
MultiPlan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My number one goal is to bring the people of El Paso world class Neurosurgery expertise and technology without having to leave home to find it. I have...Read more

Biography

Harold K. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.N.S Harold K. Smith, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

Education

University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson
Residency Hospital
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Arkansas
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Harold Smith, MD?

Call (915) 995-8622 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Harold Smith, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Smith has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Harold Smith, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Harold Smith, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Smith's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Harold Smith, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smith frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery, Nervous System Neoplasms, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Smith specializes.

Where is Dr. Harold Smith, MD's office located?

Dr. Smith's office is located at 1700 N Oregon St Ste 710, El Paso, TX 79902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Harold Smith, MD speak?

Dr. Smith speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Las Palmas Medical Center

El Paso, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Del Sol Medical Center

El Paso, TX

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)