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David Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a general surgeon in the Metro Phoenix area. He is affiliated with Banner Estrella Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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481 doctors
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240 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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187 doctors
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186 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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173 doctors
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174 doctors
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86 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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110 doctors
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110 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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58 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hyperparathyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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114 doctors
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114 doctors
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56 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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92 doctors
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92 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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49 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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557 doctors
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557 doctors
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278 doctors
Dr. Smith saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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101 doctors
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100 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Smith saw cirrhosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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110 doctors
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110 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hepatitis C patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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115 doctors
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116 doctors
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57 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
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56 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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368 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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88 doctors
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88 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Smith saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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75 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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164 doctors
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165 doctors
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82 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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149 doctors
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148 doctors
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74 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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520 doctors
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519 doctors
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259 doctors
Dr. Smith saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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142 doctors
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142 doctors
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70 doctors
Dr. Smith saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Smith saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Smith saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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237 doctors
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237 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Smith saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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268 doctors
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268 doctors
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133 doctors
Dr. Smith saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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285 doctors
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285 doctors
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142 doctors
Dr. Smith saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
18%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
81%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Smith’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
84%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Smith’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Smith’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Smith’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Smith sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Arizona Surgical Specialists Center-West Phoenix
9250 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
1,959 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2006

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Smith is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Banner Estrella Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield