Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(13)
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Dr. Michael Smith, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waconia, MN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

560 S Maple St Ste 200

Waconia, MN 55387

Contact Information

(952) 442-2163

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Neck Muscle Strain
high
more than 90% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Michael D. Smith, MD, focuses solely on cervical spine diseases and injuries, specializing in Cervical Spine Reconstruction, Spine Arthroplasty, and Spine fracture management. Having completed an intensive fellowship in cervical spine surgery, he brings twenty years of expertise to his patients' care. He has performed more than 2000 cervical spine surgeries during that time. Dr. Smith is well known for his gentle and compassionate approach with his patients."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.2
based on 13 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Smith's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Minneapolis, MN
I’ve been told Dr. Smith is one of the best and after having a disc replacement done with him I believe he is a miracle worker. So grateful and his nurse is so nice. Made me feel at ease during a terrifying time in my life.
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in Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Smith saved me a lifetime of pain. He gave me options, information and the best of care he could. He made sure every time I left the office I smiled and at the 5 year follow up, STILL remembered what I did for a living. I trusted him then and even more so now!
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Dr. Smith didn't listen or communicate well. Every visit I was given different information, he didn't seem to remember me from my previous visits. very disappointing as I was referred to him. Needless to say I will never return.
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We apologize for the experience you had with Dr. Smith. As you know, healthcare and the human body is complex and communication may be perceived differently than intended. We strive to exceed each patient's expectations and we would appreciate a chance to discuss the matter further with you. Your feedback is an opportunity for us to review our processes and make improvements for future patients. If interested, please contact us directly at 952 847-4035. Sincerely, Twin Cities Orthopedics

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in St Paul, MN
Dr. Smith is very personable, caring and knowledgeable. I did end up needing surgery after exhausting other options, and he was an excellent surgeon. Everything was explained in detail, surgery went very well and my recovery was closely monitored and successful. I would recommend him to anyone.
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in St. Paul MN
Dr. Smith was highly recommended to me by my internist in 2012. Then, and since, he has been informative, careful, thorough, and superb. He suggested ways to try to avoid and postpone surgery back in 2012, but did honestly tell me where I was likely headed (fusion). I had the surgery about a...more
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