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Dr. Ronald Smith, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Smith

Manatee Cardiac Surgery

623 39th St W Ste 2 Bradenton, FL 34205

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Dr. Ronald Smith, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.


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(941) 744-2640

Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Lung Surgery more than 93% of his peers

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

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Focused on care" are words to live by for doctors Richard J. Peterson and Alessandro Golino at Manatee Cardiac Surgery. To us, the phrase means caring for our patients before and after - not just during - their surgeries. When choosing Manatee Cardiac Surgery you can be sure that Doctors Peterson and Golino take pride in taking care of people as people, not just patients.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.9

Based on 18 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Ronald Smith, MD
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Misdiagnosed Dallas Thrower w cancer. Removed a perfectly good lung. Left Dallas with broken ribs, and a hole in his back which was repaired by a REAL doctor in Sarasota. Dallas has limited life now, nerve damage and no...we couldn't sue. Smith should be removed from practice. A mistake of this magnitude should be looked into. He owes Dallas for damages, pain and suffering. He did NOT do a biopsy as promised until AFTER the surgery... if you are referred to him...RUN!
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Dr. Smith took time with me to understand my situation. He then provided a thorough explanation of the procedure utilizing visual aids so that I would understand.
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Dr. Smith performed a lobectomy on my husband. Everything was fine in the hospital recovering and he was sent home with a chest tube for drainage. He ended up developing an infection due to the chest tube not being anchored properly (as stated by Dr. Smith). My husband ended up back in the hospital for another week because of it, then had to have IV medications for 3 weeks at home (+$$$). I think Dr. Smith could have prevented the 2nd hospital stay if he'd prescribed antibiotics immediately.
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Dr Smith performed a CABG4 on me in 2016. My cardiologist said I had the "Widow Maker" and survival rate is low. My gratitude toward Dr. Smith is unbounded. His skills and that of his team are superlative. If you want the best result, call Dr Ronald Smith!
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We loved Dr. Smith. He made sure we understood the test results and why the procedure was necessary. He was very straightforward with the information he provided and the test results. He made sure we understood the options. During the procedure, Dr. Smith kept the family informed and took his time for any questions after the procedure indicating he wanted to make sure all questions/concerns were answered before he left. He kept everyone well informed.
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