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Craig A. Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS

Philosophy of Care

Working to achieve optimal outcomes by utilizing state-of-the-art surgical care with compassionate, patient interaction


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
Based on 310 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Urology
    • Integrated Oncology Program
    • Robotic Surgery Program
    • Years in Practice: 32


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Urology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Pediatric urology, Men's health conditions - Enlarged prostate/Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Erectile dysfunction (ED), Low Testosterone (Low T), Reconstructive, routine and innovative surgical techniques and therapies for adults, including UroLift® and robotic surgery

    Dr. Smith has extensive experience performing minimally-invasive BPH procedures using the UroLift® system. He has been recognized as a Center of Excellence, which is awarded to physicians who have achieved not only the case volume requirements, but who have demonstrated their commitment to providing high-quality care, focusing on enhancing the patient experience and delivering the best possible clinical outcomes.

    Urolift Center of Excellence


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Graduation Date 04/1986
    Degree M.D.

    RESIDENCY
    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Title Administrative Chief Resident in Urology

    School University of Illinois at Chicago
    Title Resident in General Surgery

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Emory University
    Specialty pediatric urology

  • Procedures

    Urology
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Urological Association
    • American Association of Clinical Urologists
    • American Medical Association
    • Christian Medical and Dental Society
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Center of Excellence - UroLift
    Date 02/2020

  • Media/Published Articles

  • Conditions

    Urology
  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.7
    Based on 310 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.4
    307 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    310 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    309 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.7
    308 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    308 ratings


    Comments (28)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    4.8
    Dec 19, 2019
    Dr. Smith continues to be a very professional and capable care provider. I had have the utmost confidence in his care over many years.  
    5.0
    Dec 12, 2019
    impressive  
    4.8
    Nov 25, 2019
    Dr. Smith shows real concern and has provided me with professional care.  
    5.0
    Nov 20, 2019
    Care provider took his time with us. Never seemed to be in a rush. Very happy overall.  
    5.0
    Nov 14, 2019
    You people have really nailed it! No where in the world is it better than what we have here!  
    5.0
    Nov 08, 2019
    Dr. Smith is a very caring urologist. He explains things well and gives useful suggestions for maintaining good health.  
    4.8
    Nov 02, 2019
    Provider offered words of encouragement and helpfulness. spent time with me didn't seem in a hurry. called me personally to discuss setting appt for that afternoon.  
    4.5
    Oct 24, 2019
    she was excellent ! I trust her recommendations  
    5.0
    Sep 11, 2019
    Dr. Smith was direct and to the point about my condition after the exam.  
    4.0
    Sep 05, 2019
    Dr. Craig Smith is great!,  
    5.0
    Aug 25, 2019
    other family members now visit this clinic  
    5.0
    Aug 18, 2019
    Dr. Smith is very thorough and caring.  
    5.0
    Aug 13, 2019
    Dr Craig Smith is a wonderfully urologist with a great personality  
    5.0
    Jul 30, 2019
    an outstanding medical practitioner, he has my complete trust.  
    5.0
    Jul 24, 2019
    I would rate higher than 5 if able. *Dr. Smith is incredible, caring, and knowledgeable.  
    5.0
    Jun 05, 2019
    I realize this was a follow up visit, so 10 minutes is probably a reasonable amount of time?  
    4.8
    Jun 05, 2019
    I recommend Dr. Smith to all my friends and associates if I discover they are having issues similar to mine.  
    5.0
    Jun 04, 2019
    I think very highly of Dr Smith as a caring, compassionate physician  
    5.0
    May 19, 2019
    I have a great of confidence with this provider. Very intelligent and knows his job. He's a very kind person. I have no doubts about him in any way.  
    5.0
    Apr 23, 2019
    Dr. Smith is SUPER!  
    5.0
    Apr 19, 2019
    Again great job. Wonderful doctor.  
    5.0
    Apr 17, 2019
    Dr Smith was great for a very sensitive procedure.  
    5.0
    Apr 14, 2019
    all good  
    5.0
    Apr 03, 2019
    Dr. Smith is excellent. We have full confidence in him, his area of expertise, and recommendations. Great bedside manner. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a urologist.  
    5.0
    Mar 27, 2019
    Dr Smith always explains things clearly  
    5.0
    Mar 20, 2019
    I have seen him 6-8 times. I continue to keep coming back. He is that good.  
    4.8
    Feb 25, 2019
    Very impressed! Thank you *Dr. Craig Smith!  
    5.0
    Feb 19, 2019
    Dr Smith is the best! He is worth the wait and has a great rapport with my son, (the patient). He takes his time making sure our questions are answered and explains everything thoroughly.  
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