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Dr. Kenneth Smith, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Smith

Dr. Kenneth Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kingsport, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(423) 246-8061

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Brain Aneurysm more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Spine Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Kingsport, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1983
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1984
1983
1982

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.4

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He has done 2 neck surgeries on me and he was outstanging.
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Dr. Smith has performed 2 surgeries for me. One replacing a disc at C6-7 in 1997 and another in my lower back -total stenosis of the spine, 2 discs bulging on sciatic nerve,etc. in 2000. His expertise and professionalism were above the average, exceedingly so. I would put my trust in him above...Read More
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First you never can talk ton person on the phone. Secondly patient portal is ALWAYS down. Third he doesn't listen to anything said, he acts superior to all and thinks no one knows anything. I have dealt with him dismissing me and my continued symptoms for 16 months with nothing but pain and...Read More
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