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Dr. Roger Smith, MD

Dr. Roger Smith, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 76

  

Dr. Roger Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 51 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(504) 345-1173

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
WellCare
WellCare PPO

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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Brain Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Meningiomas more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Brain Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Dr. Smith earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Stanford, California, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed a year of surgery at Tulane University and a neurosurgical residency at Barrow...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Zurich, Switzerland
Fellowship Hospital
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Residency Hospital
University Of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1968
University Of Southern California School Of Medicine
Medical School
1963
Stanford, Ab Biology
Undergraduate School
1968
1963

Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Heart Association Incorporated - Louisiana, 1983
  • International College of Surgeons, 1979
  • Top Doctor For Neurological Surgery in New Orleans, 2010
  • Summa Cum Laude Award for Scientific Merit,

Dr. Smith's Reviews

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4.6

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr.Smith is a caring and wonderful surgeon , he always takes time to listen and answer any questions or address any concerns. Ofcourse he gets paid but he doesn't seem to mind taking any amount of time to help his patients and their families understand what is happening. He is knowledgeable and...Read More
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He is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. He will not rush you. He listens to his patients. When you leave his office you are well inform of your condition and plan of care. He goes above and beyond for his patient. He takes your concerns seriously and does not disregards them. He truly...Read More
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