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Darin Smith
Patient Rating
4.0 / 5 (Based on 253 Reviews)

Darin Smith, MD

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Darin Smith, please call 319-221-8966

Areas of Interest

Dr. Smith specializes in both invasive and minimally invasive spinal surgeries. Additional interests include brain tumor evaluation and resection, craniotomy for tumors and aneurysms, ventriculoperitoneal shunts, brain aneurysm evaluation, SEPS twist drill subdural hematoma drainage, Agee endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, ulnar nerve surgery and transsphenoidal for pituitary tumors.

Education and Training


University of Iowa College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Neurosurgery

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Associates of Neurological Surgery
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Honors, Awards, etc.

Alpha Omega Alpha, honor medical society, University of Iowa College of Medicine


Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Personal Interests

Dr. Smith and his wife, Suehila, enjoy taking care of their six children. They are interested in general health and nutrition and developing a proper diet for optimal health.

Additional Information

After graduation from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 1993, Dr. Smith did a six-year residency in Neurological Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

He specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery that permits more rapid healing, shorter hospital stays and low complication rates, resulting in dramatic pain reduction. Dr. Smith performs "the right surgery for the right reasons" to achieve the best possible outcome.

Patient Reviews

July 04, 2021
All went very well
June 18, 2021
the people I spoke to were very knowledgeable and caring.
June 12, 2021
didn't seem very friendly. answered questions very quickly.
June 04, 2021
it felt rushed, I forgot to ask some things
June 03, 2021
just came in room fast and didn't say Anything and just started to read my problems to him self and Quick told me what he was going to do then left. My point is it seems like in this world today with all my medical appointments it seems to fast pace . doctors are just in and out fast and seems to them just another Patient. i think they are over booked for the day. I think few extra minutes with doctors would make Patient feel better . most times with a doctor it's only 3 to 4 minutes. I always thought you had at least 15 minutes that insurance pay for but maybe I am wrong on that.
June 01, 2021
He doesn't really go over everything like you should know what to you yourself. Sorry but he acts like he is on a time frame to get us in and out, like he is being controlled by a Corporation.
May 26, 2021
Felt like provider did not listen to what I was saying, and what my condition was
April 30, 2021
Dr Smith explained my condition and options very well. he answered my questions. Dr Smith was very pleasant and professional. I'm very thankful for his help
April 29, 2021
Dr. Smith, was very helpful and showed concern for my issues.
April 16, 2021
Very professional
April 13, 2021
very satisfied
April 09, 2021
Dr. Smith is a man of very few words.
March 23, 2021
March 16, 2021
The Dr was dismissive and did not listen to my medical problem.
March 05, 2021
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Provider's Contact Information

Mercy Neurosurgery Clinic