Richard S. Smith, M.D.

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Verified Patient Rating: 5 (20 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Smith.
  • “Dr. Smith did surgery to correct carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand, and treated my "trigger thumb" problem on my left hand with an injection. Both were successful. Dr. Smith was personable, explained to me what my options were for treatment, and let me choose what route to take. His staff who called to prepare me for the surgery and procedure were excellent and thorough; I felt informed and comfortable with everything.”
    – Elizabeth C.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “It was a very professional staff. Very caring and explained everything was doing and what to expect. I felt very comfortable when we left. Thank you!”
    – John T.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Richard Smith and his entire surgical Team and follow up Team are outstanding. I had both hands with severe carpal tunnel condition. From my initial exam through the surgeries to follow up visits and release were very professional, caring, and concern for my health and successful results.”
    – Dennis S.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Great experience. Staff was efficient and caring. Dr. Smith was beautiful and an excellent hand surgeon.”
    – Linda R.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Great!”
    – Connie H.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Everything went as planned for my carpal tunnel surgery.”
    – James G.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Smith was informative and patient with all my questions. He remembered what was going on with me and was encouraging about my progress. He was confident about his ability to treat me, and I have had excellent results. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith.”
    – Patricia D.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Kind and understanding.”
    – Karen M.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Smith was kind, considerate and on time. He did a wonderful job with my hand and was very professional when he saw me after the surgery.”
    – Chris T.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “My hands continue to deform from inflammatory arthritis, so Dr. Smith explains what surgery would accomplish and helps me decide if it’s time or not. He is calm, gentle, and completely describes process and outcomes and choices.”
    – Janice H.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “When I first met Dr. Smith I knew in an instant he would provide the care that I needed. He is truly a kind, considerate doctor who takes the the time to listen to his patients and explain his treatment plan. He is the second doctor in this group that I have used within the last two years. I have also had rotator cuff repair by Dr. McDowell who also is excellent. This is a wonderful group for all orthopedic needs.”
    – Rebecca B.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “He spoke to me in terms that I could easily understand, and explained what my problem was, cause, cure, and options. I was very pleased with his manors, and respect to me. I will continue to see him if any more problems arise, and will recommend him, as well as the entire staff.”
    – Linda B.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Treats my hands for arthritis and did surgery on my wife for corporal tunnel. Good results, job well done.”
    – Thomas R.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Really excellent care for my wrist over several years. As a musician, I needed to be able to practice without pain. Eventually Dr. Smith performed surgery, which produced a great outcome.”
    – Judith M.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I appreciate the courtesy, efficiency and response of the staffing at the offices and I especially appreciate Dr. Richard Smith as I have seen him three different times for separate issues for my hands. Always have had excellent results. Thank you for all the personnel and doctors with University Orthopedic Surgeons.”
    – Carolyn C.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I was seen by both Dr. Smith’s listed in office and each of them was GREAT. They were both very pleasant and understanding.”
    – Thommesha G.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “In February, I had a bad fall resulting in a fracture of two different bones in and around my elbow as well as torn ligaments. I later learned this injury is called a terrible triad. If that sounds scary, it was! It was also terribly painful! I presented to the ER at UT Hospital, and the physician on call was terrific. He set me up to see Dr. Smith the next morning. At that time he was the only elbow specialist with the group. Dr. Smith took the time to answer all my questions and was very caring and informative. I ended up having surgery later that day to fix the torn ligament, broken coronoid bone and replacement of the fractured head of the radial bone. Thanks to Dr. Smith's care and the help of his wonderful therapist, Susen. I had great results. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for taking care of me! I have read articles, and such about the injury I had, and I feel sure that if I had not had his expertise, my outcome would have been much different. My family and friends have used physicians at University Orthopedic Surgeons for years, but this was my first experience with an unplanned, emergent situation. It gives me comfort to know that there is a group in town that can handle everything musculoskeletal from arthritis that plagues us as we age to the traumatic, life-altering injuries. I do not hesitate to recommend this physician and this practice.”
    – Michelle B.
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “In late August 2017, my 2 year old son Easton had an accident where his right wrist was severely cut. He severed an artery, many tendons and nerves. Easton received emergency surgery at Childrens Hospital to stop the bleeding and try to save as much as possible. The team that took care of him there were great and we are thankful for them. The surgeon told us he may never be able to have normal feeling in that hand or even be able to use it again. This broke my wife's and my hearts as he has his whole life ahead of him. We were devastated. About 2 weeks later Dr Smith at University orthopedics reached out to my wife and I and offered their help. We went in and in a few days our son was once again in surgery. Dr. Smith went in and was able to reattach tendons and nerves via graphs using a microscope. Again we were told only time would tell how much Easton's hand would recover. Well it has now been 4 months and our son has already started using his hand again. More than we thought. The surgery seems to have been a success and as far as I'm concerned is nothing short of a miracle. Easton now can move all of his fingers again, grab things, and has feeling again (how much we are not sure but its a start). Also the team of nurses and staff there were great to us and wonderful with Easton. Thank you Dr. Smith and your staff for the work you all did with our son. Because of you guys he now has a second chance at many things in life we thought were taken away from him.”
    – Joshua
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.
  • “Thanks to my care at UOS, I can sleep through an entire night without waking up with a tingling and painful hand, and sometimes arm! I can work without pain! And there are lots of other pluses. Dr. Smith is a cordial, professional physician who instills immediate trust. The entire staff at the UT Medical Center made my procedure as pleasant and pain-free as possible. I was back to work in three weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Smith and his team at UT Medical!”
    – Jean
    Treating Doctor: Richard S. Smith, M.D.