Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 45

Dr. Smart
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

4115 Medical Center Dr Fayetteville, NY 13066

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(315) 329-7600

Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Fayetteville, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN / MEDICAL CENTER medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Upstate Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smart to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smart's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Smart accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Health Net
HealthNet
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthNow New York, Inc.
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Smart's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smart

5.0

Based on 53 ratings

5 Stars
96.22641509433963%
(51)
4 Stars
3.7735849056603774%
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  • Listened & answered questions (53)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (53)
What could be improved
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Dr. Smart was caring, attentive, funny and asked my opinion which makes sense because most people know there own bodies. Extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to discuss options that are right for you, while giving you his expert opinion. I would recommend him for your care.
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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Feb 28, 2021
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Dr. Smart performed a total shoulder replacement for me. The care, professionalism, and genuine concern for me ate amazing. I will have him do my other shoulder this coming fall. Dr. Smart is a wonderful doctor! Do not hesitate to use Dr. Smsrt.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Skinnrr – Feb 25, 2021
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Dr Smart was very knowledgeable and really down to earth. He’s a straight shooter. He tells it like he sees it. I really liked that he reviews all the images himself and doesn’t just go on other physicians opinions. He also seemed really caring and accommodating. Great experience!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Angela H – Feb 25, 2021
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Very pleased with the care and information provided by Dr. Smart. It is obvious he cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing difficulties with their shoulders.
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Ann. Skaneatles Lake – Jan 11, 2020
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wonderful..caring ..great bedside manner..would recommend he gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder..helped out great!!!
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Gemma in Syracuse, NY – Nov 16, 2018
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Awesome doc very thorough personable and caring won't go anywhere else !
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jeffrey romanick in Cicero, NY – Sep 20, 2017
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Dr. Smart was informative and sensitive to the treatment he was discussing with me.
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Sep 06, 2017
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I had shoulder surgery in 2014. Dr. Smart did an amazing job. Follow up visits were great. He and the staff care about giving their patients the best quality of service.
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Syracuse, NY – Aug 25, 2017
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Excellent care! I've had 2 surgeries performed by Dr. Smart and both were a success and I received excellent post-care. Definitely recommend.
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traewilson in Liverpool, NY – Jun 20, 2017
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Dr. Smart was wonderful. Great doctor.
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Manlius, NY – Jun 20, 2017
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Dr. Smart operated on my shoulder to repair the damage done when I dislocated it. He took great care in explaining my injuries and options. He is very caring and easy to talk with. Post surgery experience has been the same. He listens to me and addresses any concerns. Recovery is going well because of Dr. Smart's excellent care.
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Sandra C. in Oswego, NY – Jan 28, 2017
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Dr.Smart is very through explaining what he plans to do and what he did. He is very nice and listens to your concerns and issues.
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Cicero, NY – Jan 23, 2017
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Was very attentive to my child's needs and did so in a timely manner. Because of Dr. Smart, my child will not have Lyme disease. Thank you.
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Alexis in Fayetteville , NY – Jan 14, 2017
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Fantastic.
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Manlius, NY – Jan 14, 2017
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He is the best there is!!
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Pulaski, NY – Jan 13, 2017
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I think he is the best. Great surgeon, professional, and very personable. Dr. Smart really cares about his patients and you feel it each time you see him.
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Dwight C. Rhodes in Manlius, NY – Jan 13, 2017
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Dr. Smart previously performed shoulder surgery on my wife. That surgery was highly successful. He was also recommended to me by my personal physician and independently by another non-ortho specialist. Those recommendations were proven to be accurate. i had a complete shoulder replacement. After surgery I was immediately pain free, and within a week's time I had regained some use of the shoulder and arm. I was religious with PT for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks I was hitting golf balls.
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Liverpool, NY – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr. Smart is a very caring and understanding person.
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Carthage, NY – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr.Smart is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and pro active. I truly respect his expertise. I would highly recommend him to family and friends and have done so.
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Adrienne Spencer in Jamesville, NY – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr. Smart listened and accurately diagnosed my problem. He ordered additional tests to ensure his diagnosis then presented what my care plan would be.
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Biography

Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Fayetteville, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN / MEDICAL CENTER
Medical School
1998
Cornell University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. L Ryan Smart, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Smart frequently treats Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Smart treats.

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Dr. Smart's office is located at 4115 Medical Center Dr, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

North East Medical Center4115 Medical Center Dr Fayetteville, NY 13066
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SOS Airport Business Park5801 E Taft Rd North Syracuse, NY 13212
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Heritage Commons5496 E Taft Rd Ste C North Syracuse, NY 13212
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Upstate Cancer Center

Syracuse, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received