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Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Thoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51


Dr. Michael Smith, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery, lung transplant surgery, and more.


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(602) 406-4000

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Broadspire
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
CopperPoint Mutual
Worker's Compensation WC
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
Health Plan of Nevada
Healthcare Connect
HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
Humana
Indian Health Service
LifeWise
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Maricopa Managed Care
Medicaid
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
SCAN Health Plan
Self Pay
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Esophageal Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Lung Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Esophageal Diseases more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphasia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • End-Stage Lung Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemothorax
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Revision Surgery
  • Septal Defect
  • Stenting
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Tumor
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Center for Thoracic Disease and Transplantation at the Heart & Lung Institute believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Center works to diagnose and treat some of the most complex thor...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lung Transplant Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2004
Washington University In St Louis
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Washington University In St Louis
Residency Hospital
1995
Washington University In St Louis School Of Med St Louis Mo
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine,San Francisco, Ca
Medical School
2004
2002
1995
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Absolutely excellent however I almost want to rate Dr Smith lower because everyone will want him as their surgeon! Carefully explained is findings and conclusions to me. Genuinely felt like he cares!
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Locations

Norton Thoracic Institute

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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