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About Dr. Craig R Smith Jr

Dr. Craig R Smith Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Craig R Smith Jr is Good. Dr. Craig R Smith Jr has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Craig R Smith Jr is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

New York Presbyterian Hospital

177 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032
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Specialties

Dr. Craig R Smith Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Craig R Smith Jr has the following 12 expertise

  • Diabetes Complications
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Failure
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Board Certifications

Dr. Craig R Smith Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Saved my life
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Destroyed a life...

My 33 year old cousin will never be the same because of the care of Dr. Smith. Not only did he cause him to have a stroke but he also did not follow through or even acknowledge this problem. This was the most disappointing consultation ever. I think he is not worth it.

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This is the doctor to see if you have heart trouble

Definitely would recommend Dr. Smith. He was professional, caring, skilled, and he took the time to explain my entire procedure. It was worth the effort to get the appointment and two years after my surgery, I still am feeling great.

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The Best

Dr. Smith saved my life in emergency open-heart surgery. He came to the hospital on a Sunday night to operate on me and could not have been more professional. He is focused and cordial and COOL under pressure... I think of him as the "Sully" of cardiac surgery. He is a man of few words which count! If you are looking for a hand-holding surgeon (foolish, in my opinion), he's not for you. However, if you want total competence, skill and experience, he's it. He really is THE MAN and quite a decent gentleman. No regrets. Total gratitude.

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great surgeon, practicing in poor hospital

Dr. Smith is an extremely talented surgeon and a true stand-up guy. Smith will certainly deliver, however, I would think twice about going to NYP for any surgery. A family member had a successful surgery with Dr. Smith, but during his post -operative days, he developed a common complication that was overlooked by NYP staff and it cost him. Remember it is the nursing care and post op care that will get you out of the hospital alive. If we could do it over again, we would definitely pick the less famous surgeon in a more patient friendly magnet status hospital with better nursing care and better organizational structure. After our ordeal we were also stunned by the lack of guidance, support or concern on behalf of hospital management. There are TOO many good hospitals in this nyc area, I would highly highly recommend Dr. Smith if he practiced at a better hospital.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Smith is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Craig R Smith Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

New York Presbyterian Hospital, 177 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY

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