Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

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Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD
Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He has been practicing for 38 years.

Cardiovascular Surgery of Southern Nevada

5320 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 282

Las Vegas, NV 89118

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Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Smith Jr's Experience

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Dr. Smith Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Complications from Heart Procedures
  • Complications from Vascular Devices
  • Complications from Vascular Procedures
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

3 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 2/12/2015
    Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: NV. Reported by the North Carolina Medical Board INCIDENT LOCATION: LAS VEGAS, NV PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Allegation: Transection of the vagus nerve during resection of mediastinal mass. As I have retired and moved out of state, this was settled at arbitration without input from me. Expert opinion was that it was not malpractice and was defensible
  • Settlement : 4/30/2015
    Amount or Range: $448,825.00
    Nature of Complaint: Details: Dr. Smith transected one of the patient's vagus nerves during the resection because he did not identify it. Court Case Number:A583655
  • Settlement : 9/21/2015
    Amount or Range: $448,825.00
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.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Fla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Smith Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith Jr to family and friends
4.3
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Smith Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Smith Jr accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
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