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Dr. Peter Smith, MD

Dr. Peter Smith, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 62


Dr. Peter Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hendersonville, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in general surgery.


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(615) 824-9653

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Network C
Network P
Network S
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Medicaid
PHCS
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Smith, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hendersonville, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(5)

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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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Excellent, Explained my surgery in detail.. Great Bedside Manner. Highly Recommend. Sandra Cherry, Henderdonville
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Please find yourself another general surgeon. Would not recommend.
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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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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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