Dr. Kris Smith, MD

Dr. Kris Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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57 y/o
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Dr. Kris Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, epilepsy, and more.

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Indian Health Service
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan

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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

Treatment Frequency
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Hydrocephalus more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cavernous Hemangioma
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's Deformity
Colloid Cyst
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Hematoma
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Epilepsy Surgery
Fracture
Functional Hemispherectomy
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gynecologic Cancer
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
Microvascular Decompression
Minimally Invasive Amydalohippocampectomy
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurosurgical Procedures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Surgery
Osteosarcoma
Parkinson's Surgery
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radio Surgery
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Skull Base Surgery
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Biopsy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Subthalamic Stimulator
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BNA, your he...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Residency Hospital
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
    Internship Hospital
  • 1989
    University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1989

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.0

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
75%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(5)

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Dr. Smith's Performance
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I called to the office of Dr. Kris Smith to schedule appointment. They told me that I should fax them referral, insurance and MRI. I did it. Nobody called me after that. When I called back week later, they said "you need to provide the films". Which been surprise for me, because receptionist didn’t...Read More
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I trust Dr. Smith implicitly. He allowed me to be able to smile again on both sides of my face. I am not in excruciating pain from that. I will forever be indebted to him and his talent, skill and wisdom, but mostly his humble manor. Impressive man who will some day be a legend.
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I am a 12 year brain tumor survivor because of Kris Smith. He is brilliant, experienced, and the kindest and most gentle human being I have ever met. I am not only his patient, but I am an RN with 16 years of ICU experience, living and working in Phoenix, Arizona. It is valuable to find out what...Read More
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Friendly and caring. Explained the surgery risks and went over all of my tests with me. Attentive and always professional. Post surgery met with my family and explained everything from the surgery. Highly Recommend.
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Caring, kind, compassionate and meticulous. We had an excellent outcome with Dr. Smith. His staff was also incredibly helpful. We also had a rare situation: my mom was admitted into the hospital with a rare spinal infection at the exact same time that my husband was recovering from surgery....Read More
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Indian Health Service
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

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