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Department Urology
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Ureteral Stents
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Bladder Stones
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Ureteral Stone
  • Urinary Retention
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Smita De, MD, PhD

Dr. Smita De is a distinguished physician and researcher specializing in urology and minimally invasive surgery. Currently serving as an Staff Physician in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Urology, Dr. De's expertise has garnered national recognition as an endourologist, and specifically in treating enlarged prostates with holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). Additionally, she holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. De attained her MD and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at Duke University. Her dedication to research during her educational pursuits led to notable contributions in the field and earned her a predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. De is committed to providing outstanding medical services and ensuring the well-being of her patients.

Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. De enjoys, hiking, gardening, scuba diving, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Smita De's outstanding skills and achievements, combined with her multifaceted interests, epitomize a well-rounded expert in the field of urology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Endourology / Laparoscopy
Nashville, OH

Residency - Stanford University Medical Center
General Surgery / Urology
Stanford, CA

Medical Education - University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Graduate School - University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Undergraduate - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/12/2024, Dr. De has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. De receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

269 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

My dealings with Dr De and her staff were very good. Dr. De was very collaborative as a provider and listener.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. De is a doctor who listens to you. Very prompt and explains things in detail so that you can understand them.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr De is fantastic

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr.De, yeah, she rocks.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr.De and her Fellow Dr. Ho were excellent. I look forward to following Dr. De's differential diagnosis plan!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr.De is very good at what she does

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. De is always thorough in answering questions and being proactive in treatment. She is never rushed and always listens to my concerns and specific problems. I am always confident in her care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Your doctors did a great job.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

My doctor is all you would in a doctor and then sum.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr is very busy. Hard to get an appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Very good Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. De and staff were very helpful and listened to my medical concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. De is and was a godsend for me. A superb surgeon, very professional, took a lot of time with me during this appointment, as she has done in all previous encounters.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Had some technical difficulties that Dr. De was able to overcome.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

A Most Professional Medical Staff that I will Always be Forever Grateful. Dr De made my life so much easier as she Gracefully attended my Needs with compassion. My surgery was successfully completed in a timely matter, and I haven't had any inkling of side effects. My Highest Regards to Dr De and The Entire Metro Cleveland Clinic Urology Team. I am Forever Grateful and Everytime I go to urinate, I can't help but to smile and Say Thank You God, My Higher Power, as I Understand Him, for Giving Dr De the Wisdom, knowledge, and Compassion yo not only relieve me of pain and agony, but to countless others.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr De was very thorough in her description of the procedure

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I am deeply appreciative of and grateful for the care, treatment and guidance that Dr. De has given me before, during and since my prostate surgery last February. She and her entire team have been exceptional.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. De very proficient and polite.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

We could have discussed potential for treatment options a bit more in my opinion. I'm still a little uncertain on what lies ahead but that is somewhat to be determined by how my healing proceeds. I am a real fan of Dr De and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. De is by far the best there is. She never talks down to me. She always makes me feel comfortable and always listens to my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr.De was very good at following up on all the questions I had

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

She is great

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. De is wonderful. She solved my problem where other urologist did not. She is thorough and explains everything. I subsequently had a successful surgery with her. Had minimum discomfort compared to others that were less invasive. I am so glad I found her.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. De is very caring, knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. De was very easy to talk to and made you feel comfortable. Excellent at explaining things.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

My wife and I just love Dr.De. She is genuinely caring and listens very well to all of our concerns

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. De is outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. De is the consummate compassionate professional.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Smita De was excellent in her care and concern for my condition. She was thorough and very professional. She made appropriate recommendations for my medications and care.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. De is an exceptional doctor. She is skillful, a great communicator and extraordinarily compassionate!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Doctor was very clear and concise in explaining everything.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Both resident and doctor were great.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr De May very well be the best doctor I've seen at CCF. She is all of the 5's above, and I wish I could give her 6's.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. De abd her staff is superior

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

She was excellent explaining things and took her time with me which I appreciated

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I am very satisfied as a patient with the way Dr. De conducts providing the medical services she administered to me.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. De was direct, caring, sensitive and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Smita De was one of the most professional, knowledgable, with impressive communication and people skills I have ever entrusted my medical treatment to.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I've already recommended dr de to my best friend and she has made an appt

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. De is a wonderful doctor very compassionate and caring. Larry was having a medical problem with UTI'S and Dr. De got Larry in sooner than his appointment in November. I would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Dr. De your wonderful....

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. De went over and beyond any "reasonable standard of care" by scrutinizing the upcoming radiology treatment and recommending a pause for a second opinion. She then called the radiologist/oncologist and together they arrived at a different treatment plan. I probably should thank God for her intervention!Truly over and above the usual standard of care, exhibiting empathy for the patient!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. De is kind, competent, and has a nice bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I'm confident Dr. De is doing all she can do as well as her staff.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Everything I've experienced was great, thanks Dr de and the Staff. You're all are great.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr De. Caring , kind , thoughtful, thorough.My prostrate surgery was a life changing experience and deep gratitude to Dr De and CCF .

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. De is a great surgeon, superb outcome from my surgery. Very professional, very articulate, compassionate. Everything that I as a physician myself would strive to be.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr De is awesome

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. De is very knowledgeable, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Appointment with Dr De is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr De is informative caring and aware of my ailments ahead of appointment. She doesn't ask questions while reading. She actually engages and listens . A breath of fresh air in the current hubbub of medical care!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr De was very concerned with my health. She offered several options and I made an informed choice

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Was consider myself fortunate to have Dr De and her staff looking after my health and welfare.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr De is fantastic. Very informative and understanding

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. De was absolutely wonderful. I was absolutely delighted with her care.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

On very short notice Dr. De accommodated my schedule with a virtual visit. Way beyond the call of duty !!!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. De always takes time to answer any questions we have. She never makes you feel rushed no matter what. I always recommend her to anyone who needs a doctor in her field.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. De is great and very mindful of every aspect of your health.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

CCF is lucky to have Dr. De on staff.

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