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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
  • Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Male Urinary Retention
  • Ureteral Stone
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, 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

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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 11/5/2022, 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

256 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

55 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. De is now my husbands physician and I Will refer other patients.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

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

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I can't come close to telling all the great things I feel about Dr. De! She is the an example of what great doctors are supposed to be.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. De is great love the service I received

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Really like the care that Dr. De provides.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr.De is an amazing doctor. I am very thankful for her skills. I would not be here today if it was not for Dr. De and her surgery team.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr De was very thorough. She asked about several health problems with great concern for my overall health. She showed genuine concern for my health. Did a super job

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr De and her staff are professional friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr De Is an outstanding physician. Significant expertise kind caring and reassuring.She represent the best in a physician and I am grateful to be under her care .

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Really appreciate Dr. De knowledge and professionalism

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I liked her knowledge and patience

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr De is so caring it warms my heart. Professional personal and cares about my whole being not just my kidneys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of me. You have a phenomenal team not only in the office but in surgery as well.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr. De is an excellent and compassionate doctor. She listens to my concerns and takes them seriously. She reviews my results from tests and explains results.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr. Smita De and staff are very informative and friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr De is very professional and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I have recommended Dr. De to my friends.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Very pleased with how Dr De puts our worries at ease and thoroughly explains everything. Her kind demeanor also allows for us to ask any question or express our thoughts with ease.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr De is an amazing person and physician

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. De was very open and easy to talk with. We even had a few laughs over the excellent results of the surgery. The results are more successful than both of us hoped. She definitely knows her craft.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

This prostate infection was with me nearly eight years. After four urologists in two separate cities could not eradicate it, I am very thankful for Dr. De's expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. De is a patient, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Dre is a Miracle Worker. SheSaved My Life two years ago!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. De is excellent. I have recommended her to patients, two of whom have had her perform prostate surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Scheduling an appointment was an issue given the popularity of Dr. De. Having said that it was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. De provided an option to complement the MRI that I already had. She explaind the aspects and issues with getting a Biopcy in detail.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. De is the benchmark for quality and compassionate care.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr De did an outstanding job in her care& treatment of me from Initial exam through all surgeries & until present day. I feel fortunate to have found her,

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Excellent care throughout. Dr. De was very thorough and explained everthing in a direct, easy-to-understand way. I was very happy with the appointment,

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. De is an outstanding practitioner. She is extremely knowledgeable and overtly confident in her assessment of medical disorders and the strategies/procedures needed to eliminate the disorder. She used current and past CT Scans to identify a disorder that was not effectively addressed three years ago (December, 2019) using a CCF procedure and opted to use a different CCF procedure this time to effectively eliminate a kidney stone. I am most appreciative and hold her in the highest regard.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Dr and staff are excellent with communication and follow up

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I have referred DR. De to several of my friends

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Although the access is good, it is very convoluted to be able to engage with the specific Dr.'s office. Scheduling appointments with Dr De is a challenge. Her appointment calendar is NOT available through MyChart.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

The video assessment / interaction wit Dr. De was thorough. A good summary explanation was, and was to be placed In the meeting notes. Unfortunately, NONE of that explanation Is available In myChart. So, I have no access to the details that were discussed.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr. De is the only urologist that I have ever had any trust in. She treats me with respect, concern, a bit of humor, and never talks down to me. She is very professional a masterful surgeon and a superb caregiver.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. De offered to see if she could find another Urologist in their network closer to my home so that I would not net to travel as far

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

I have my trust in Dr Di

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Video visits are good depending on the department . Eg. I would not recommend a video visit with a cardiologist who cannot easily check your arteries over the internet! This video visit was good because it saved me time, parking fees, and gas money to get to the appointment. Thank you Dr. De!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. De and staff are incredibly professional. Their expertise have definitely changed my life for the much better.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Got the prep work done very quickly, but had a bit of a wait for the Doctor, The procedure was done quickly and professionally. Very happy with Dr. De.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. De is outstanding in all respects! She explains things very well and always gives me an opportunity to respond with questions.

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