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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • HoLep
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Ureteroscopy
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Bladder & Ureteral Stones
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Retention
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Endourology / Laparoscopy
Nashville, TN USA

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

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

Graduate School - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Smita De, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/6/2020, Dr. De has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

193 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I have strongly recommended Dr. De to several of my friends.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I thought Dr. De was exceptional. She listened and commented and made me understand.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

I was most impressed with all the staff at Dr. De's office, Dr DE herself and all the of the other staff at the Cleveland Clinic, all were more than helpful. I look forward to future visits.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. De is always so thorough and takes the time to make sure you are doing well

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr De is caring, kind, a good listener, and instills the utmost confidence. I feel confident that she is providing the best and most educated care available.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. De is wonderful and provides excellent care, going out of her way to work with me and explain my options!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. De took care of me and my needs very well

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Both dr. De and her nurse were excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. De is very concerned and caring physician.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I couldn't be happier with Dr. De, from the start. I have already recommended her to several friends that are experiencing the same issues that brought me to her.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. De is a very dedicated, compassionate, and caring physician. She explains everything in detail, gave me all options on how to proceed, and made sure I understood everything. She never rushes me. I travel from Connecticut to see her, because she is such a great Doctor. I would recommend her to any of my family & friends. Well worth the trip.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. De was very thorough (without my prompting) explaining risks, benefits, life after the surgery. She is warm and personable and I will heartily recommend her to other people.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr De has done alot for me. She is one of the best

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I have recommended Dr. De to several friends, including my dentist.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. De is an extraordinarily competent professional, and I would highly recommend her to any new patient.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. De ls very thorough & caring. she teaches good health habits well.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Smita De is a fantastic doctor, probably my favorite of all of my CCF doctors. She is a good communicator, she takes a full-person approach to my care (encouraging me to make an appt with my PCP since my last appt was late 2018) and she is able to approach my care from all angles.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

I truly like Dr. De. I feel I am her only concern while I am with her.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr De is a awesome Physician! my experiences there with her and her staff are always very pleasant and professional! She is one of my favorite physicians

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr De is AWESOME. She spends the time to review past medical history, current and plan for the future. With my husband being 80 year old, she needs to repeat allot of information. She is so considerate, makes our visit comfortable and makes my hubby feel comfortable. He loves her.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

I thought *Dr. Smith was exceptional in her ability focus in on my history and concerns because of it.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Smita was confident, knowledgeable, attentive, articulate, and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Smita De. and the staff are all excellent !!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. De is such an impressive physician/surgeon. She is thorough and explains everything, addressing any questions and concerns you might have.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. De was very thorough and explained the benefits vs risks to me of having a C-T scan for my kidney stone given the size of my stone. She was very concerned for my health and well-being.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Excellent care. I trust my team of providers and know that I am in the best of care and hands! Given the stressors on health care providers during this pandemic, I couldn't ask for better care and compassion.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Smita Dei was very good in explaining everything and took the time with me. answered all my questions throughly.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

said enough of the drama . I never had a dr say that to me. I guess she does not like questions. her listening ability was not what I have received from many drs I see there. once this is done I will change drs I felt she did not understand what I was trying to say and if she did her bed side matter was lacking. I have to drive 6 hours to get to Cleveland thank God it was a virtual app. I can find this type of dr in my home town. lets see what she discovers. I will still feel uneasy with her opinion and will get a second. I picked her out my self too, I felt her credentials were what I needed in a dr. will see

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Regular visits with Dr. De have been easy to schedule.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. De is certainly one of the best urologists in the United States.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

after I finally was able to get the correct numbers for where I needed to call it was very good. my husband is very pleased with Dr. De.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

very thorougher exam and explanation of my husbands condition and procedures to be done. love Dr De

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr De is "outstanding" in all areas!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. De took the time to explain everything and genuinely welcomed my questions. she presented all treatment options, along with the strengths and limitations of each approach. she also identified long-term goals for my health once we have addressed this acute situation.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

we cannot say enough good thing about this physician! she is pleasant, knowledgeable, caring and just a pleasure!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr De is excellent in all aspects of her job. She is thorough, wastes no time and is very pleasant.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr De is very accommodating.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. De is great

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