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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.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey is Good. Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

411 E 10th St
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Specialties

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.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Back Injuries
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Infection
  • Neurosurgery
  • Wounds and Injuries

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Five Stars

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.

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BEWARE

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!

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Doctor Smart-Abbey MIA

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.

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Five Stars

he was excellent, I had major neck surgery,with fusion and plate insertion 11 yrs ago and have never had 1 problem since. He's great!!!!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    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
  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Victor Smart-Abbey accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

411 E 10th St, Long Beach, CA
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