Top Docs 2012 Guide

Smith, Steven

  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Essential Information

Address 399 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT 6032
Website URL www.HartfordSpecialist...

DR. STEVEN S. SMITH realized plastic surgery was his calling when he observed Hartford Hospital doctors reconstructing the profiles of severely wounded craniofacial trauma patients while on rotation from Dartmouth Medical School. “It drew on so many complex surgical skills and challenges. It was completely life-changing for the patient. I was so intrigued; it changed the whole path I took in medicine,” he says.
Dr. Smith is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the Craniofacial Trauma Team at Hartford Hospital. He brings a broad range of surgical experience to reconstructive and aesthetic procedures of the face and body. In addition to offering popular cosmetic procedures such as face-lifts, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty and Botox® injections, he has special expertise in hand and upper-extremity surgery. He uses those skills to repair problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve and tendon damage, broken bones and tumors. His more than 10 years of experience at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center make him highly qualified to treat pediatric patients with those conditions as well as vascular and congenital abnormalities.
Dr. Smith is also deeply committed to his female patients seeking breast reconstruction following cancer surgery. As part of Hartford Hospital’s oncoplastic team, he works closely with these women and their oncologists to achieve the “best reconstructive outcomes with the best cancer care. The process of making these women feel whole and feminine again during a difficult time in their lives is very intense and rewarding,” he says.
Dr. Smith completed his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania, including residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery and an orthopaedic fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Surgery and Orthopaedics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “It’s a privilege to get to do this every day,” Dr. Smith says of being a surgeon.

Additional Information

Practice: Hartford Specialists, PC

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School

Hospital Affiliations: Hartford Hospital
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Organizations: Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons

Smith, Steven - Farmington, CT

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