Dr. Peter Smith, MD

Dr. Peter Smith, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hendersonville, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Hendersonville Surgeons

353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 102A

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 91% of peers
Incisional Hernia
more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Univeristy of Alabama
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Piedmont Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • E Tenn St University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

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

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What People Say About Dr. Peter Smith, MD
Worst bedside manner ever. He does not communicate well and he’s very judgmental. Had the worst experience ever with this surgeon. My family and I will never use him as it was such a poor experience. That other review was right, complications? He abandons you. You will not hear back. And his staff...Read More
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Hendersonville, TN – Aug 22, 2018
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Excellent, Explained my surgery in detail.. Great Bedside Manner. Highly Recommend. Sandra Cherry, Henderdonville
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Sandra H Cherry in Hendersonville Tenn – Jun 01, 2018
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Please find yourself another general surgeon. Would not recommend.
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Cottontown, TN – Nov 11, 2017
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Great surgeon but he is not personable and doesn’t care beyond surgery. If you have complications do not bother to go back to him. I was in agonizing pain after surgery and so I went back to him and he ordered labs and finally a ct to find out the cause and then just never called back to give us...Read More
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Nashville, TN – Nov 06, 2017
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I own my life to Dr. Smith some 24 years ago I was in a terrible accident that almost made me lose my left leg which he completely repaired and save my life in the same accident I lost nearly 40% of my blood, I wasn't expected to live throughout the night and they thought that I would never be...Read More
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Jerry Fox in Hendersonville, TN – Apr 01, 2017
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