Dr. Thomas Smith, DO

Dr. Thomas Smith, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Thomas Smith, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lombard, IL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

1801 S Highland Ave

Lombard, IL 60148

Contact Information

(630) 790-1872

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
more than 83% of peers
more than 74% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Smith believes that communication among the patient, staff and physician is one of the most important aspects of his work. "It's important to listen to the patient and to explain what will happen before, during and after surgery so the patient and their family has faith in the implant and the surgeon," he says. "Joint replacement surgery can drastically improve a patient's overall well being and keep them active. But a successful outcome is more than just replacing a hip or knee. It's about teamwork among the patient, physician, staff and hospital." Biography Dr. Smith is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive training in joint replacement. He received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Ohio University, where he graduated cum laude and participated in varsity athletics. He then attended medical school at Ohio University and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University/Ingham Regional Medical Center. Dr. Smith pursued two Fellowships in Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee: one with Dr. Thomas H. Mallory, M.D. and Dr. Adolph Lombardi, M.D. at Joint Implant Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio and the other at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has authored and co-authored numerous research articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, in addition to presenting his work at various medical conferences. His many professional memberships include American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society,Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, and Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Alumni Association. In addition, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to visit total joint surgeons in Ravensburg, Germany, to learn about orthopaedic surgery and health care in Europe."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "From knee scopes to complex hip revisions, my years of experience uniquely prepare me to understand my patients' concerns. Counseling patients and their families on treatment options to ensure the best, least invasive treatment is my priority. My training at Mayo Clinic has put me at the forefront of innovative techniques, I focus on minimally invasive surgical options so you can return to normal activity as quickly as possible"

4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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32  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Ohio University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
28 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Smith is absolutely the best in the field I had both knees replaced at the same time on Jan 11th 2016 I was back to work full duty on Feb 15th 2016 I’m 53 yrs young and work in construction It’s been 2 yrs since my surgery, I never felt better I want to thank Dr Tom Smith for giving my heath...more
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When I went to see Dr. Smith, my hip was so bad I had difficulty walking and was in extreme pain. Within 2-3 weeks after my hip replacement I was able to walk without a cane and most importantly without pain. He explains things thoroughly and is very patient, kind and understanding. I highly...more
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He preformed a tkr August of 2015. It was never right now I am dealing with serious health issues and have to wait to have knee revision surgery and live in lots of pain from my knee which doesn't help my other health issue.
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I saw Dr. Smith today. Two other doctors had recommended hip replacement since neither drugs not cortisone in the hip itself gave the relief I needed from osteoarthritis and bone spurs. He consulted with me, very patiently, and gave me more information than either of the other two surgeons I had...more
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Dr. Smith took his time with me, explained my condition, and answered all my questions.
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