Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male
(3)
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Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He has been practicing for 38 years.

5320 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 282

Las Vegas, NV 89118

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • 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
1

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
17

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Complications from Heart Procedures
  • Complications from Vascular Devices
  • Complications from Vascular Procedures
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Varicose Veins
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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Biopsy
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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
    State: North Carolina
  • 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
    State: Nevada
  • Settlement : 9/21/2015
    Amount or Range: $448,825.00
    State: Nevada
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

Dr. Smith Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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
  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
    Gold
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    Sierra Option

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