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About Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey
Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Long Beach, CA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Smart-Abbey is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
- Back Injuries
- Head and Neck Disorder
- Wounds and Injuries
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Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey made it possible for me to walk and be a productive human being. I will be forever greatful and miss him as my friend and doctor since he no longer practices in this country. There is no better human being and doctor anywhere in the world than Victor Smart-Abbey. He is the whole package.
Rumors of Victor Smart-Abbey fleeing the country are very well founded. He performed several bad surgeries five years ago, including one on a close relative. He was then nowhere to be found. I am writing this to warn others to please stay away from Mr. Smart-Abbey. (I do not believe he deserves to be called a doctor after the hatchet jobs he has performed on patients.) Anyone who does NOT own up to the responsibility of their profession, does not deserve to be in it!
I had lumbar spinal fusion surgery performed by Dr. Smart-Abbey. I came out of surgery with a spinal fluid leak and numbness in my leg (opposite side of the problem that led me to surgery). I had a 2nd surgery to correct leak and adjust hardware, with no change to the numbness. The Dr. didn't seem to care much about it. I'd write it off to the general arrogance of doctors, but shortly after my discharge, he disappeared. Vanished without a trace. No one knew anything (or would say), including my referring Dr. I have since learned he fled the country ahead of a possible malpractice issue. I researched this Dr. extensively before surgery, and everyone gave him glowing reviews. It wasn't until *after* his vanishing act that I found he was not that good at back surgery. Now I'm left with chronic nerve pain and numbness, which has crippled my quality of life. I wish I could find this guy and slap the snot out of him! Horrible, horrible experience.
Dr. Smart-Abbey is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
St. Mary Medical Center
Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Memorial Hospital of Gardena
Downey Regional Medical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
ST Mary Medical Center
40 Years Experience
McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions411 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA
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