I was diagnosed with a malignant Chondrosarcoma and associated malignant brain tumors. Dr. Smith performed Gamma Knife surgery for the Chondrosarcoma then surgically debulked the brain tumors. I fully credit this man for saving my life. God bless Dr. Kris Smith. Regards, Bob Kuerz
At the time I contacted Dr. Smiths office I was desperate for some answers to my constant pain and headaches. I had already had two brain surgeries and suffered a severe coma. Dr. Smiths staff are wonderful. They listened to me, told Dr. Smith what I had been through and he agreed to see me in a remarkably short time. I could feel myself relax as soon as he entered the room. He is an extremely kind, professional and understanding physician. Over a 15 minute time period I learned that I had been misdiagnosed and that the preferred treatment is not a shunt that due to the meningitis I suffered as a child it would be very hard to ever tolerate one. He recommended surgery to remove the shunt and a ETV procedure instead. It has been almost a year since that surgery. I am totally pain free. The limitations that remain are from the first two surgeries. I will be forever grateful for being under Dr. Smith's excellent care.
Worse experience ever...Anything that could go wrong did. Spinal fluid leak. Two infections. 4 surgeries this year in matter of a month. His Secretary is rude. The other staff members are sweethearts...my cousin had a more invasive surgery with different surgeon and has better mobility than i.
very knowledgable and helpful. has helped prolong my daughter's life with a very aggressive brain tumor. so far has done 2 brain surgeries successfully w no function lost. also did successful gamma knife surgery. i have been kept well informed and feel that he is giving her the best treatment around. very satisfied.
Dr. Smith resected a tumor from my brain and explained everything to my and my family beforehand. He is very approachable and knowledgeable. I continue to work with him as it will be a life long process of mine. He did an excellent job of removing the tumor and leaving minimal scarring. Even when people ask to see the scar, they have problems seeing it even when I point it out. Dr. Smith takes the time to explain everything to his patients in a manner easily understandable without causing them to panic. I would highly recommend this surgeon and would trust him with my life again as well as the lives of my children and husband if needed (hopefully it is never needed).
I haven't received any bills as of yet for my surgery, but I was very impressed with Dr. Smith. I had a menigioma removed from my head and also had gamma knife with him. He was fantastic and very informative. His entire staff is very helpful, although sometimes a bit hard to get a hold of! I guess that goes with the territory.
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- University Of Nevada School Of Medicine (Grad. 1989)
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'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=7294'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 2.2February 5, 2014
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