Texas Vascular Associates
 
Bertram L. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Bertram L. Smith, MD, FACS

Texas Vascular Associates, PA
621 N. Hall Street
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75226

Dr. Smith sees patients at our Dallas, Plano, and Waxahachie clinic locations.


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    Education
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee 1979-1980
    • Preceptors: W. Andrew Dale, M.D.
    • William H. Edwards, M.D.
    • John W. Sawyers, M.D.
  • Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 1974-1979
  • Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas 1970-1974
  • BA Degree - BA Degree in English Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 1966-1970
    Certifications
  • Re-certification, October 12, 2006
  • Re-certification, July 1, 2005
  • Re-certification, October 20, 2000
  • Re-certification, October 13, 1989
  • Special Certification in Vascular Surgery, March 19, 1986
  • American Board of Surgery, February 24, 1981
    Professional Societies
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Dallas Society of General Surgeons
  • American Association of Vascular Surgery
  • Texas Surgical Society
    Appointments
  • Attending Surgeon - Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas, Texas
  • Attending Surgeon - The Heart Hospital at Plano - Plano, Texas
  • Attending - Doctors Hospital - Dallas, Texas
  • Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Attending - Baylor Richardson Hospital, Richardson, Texas
    Bibliography - Publications
    1. Smith BL: Pit Pearls: Guidebook for Evaluation of Injured Patients at Bexar County Hospital ER with J. Johnson, MD and H. D. Root, MD


    2. Smith BL: "Carcinoma of the Breast: A Review", in Literature Conferences of the Department of Surgery, Volume VIII, 1975.


    3. Smith BL: "Acute Cholecystitis: Diagnosis and Treatment", in Literature Conferences of the Department of Surgery, Volume X, 1977.


    4. Smith BL: Alexis Carrel and the Origins of Vascular Surgery", in Literature Conferences of the Department of Surgery, Volume XI, 1989.


    5. Smith BL, Franz J, et al: Simultaneous Combination Radiotherapy and Multidrug Chemotherapy for Stage III and Stage IV Squamous Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Journal of Surgical Oncology 15: 91-98, 1980.


    6. Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Smith BL. Causalgia and its Allied Problems, Chapter 32 in Evaluation and Treatment of Upper and Lower Extremity Circulatory Disorders. John J. Bergan and James S.T. Yao, Editors, Grune and Stratton, Inc., Orlando, Florida, 1984, pp. 499-508.


    7. Smith BL: "Hypertension Following Carotid Endarterectomy: The Role of Cerebral Renin Production". Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 1, No. 5, pp. 623-627, September, 1984.


    8. Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Smith BL. A Critique of Techniques for Cerebrovascular Protection During Carotid Endarterectomy. Chapter in Complications in Vascular Surgery, 2nd Edition, V.M. Bernhard and J.B. Towne, Editors. Grune and Stratton, Inc., Orlando, Florida, 1985, pp. 705-723.


    9. Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Smith BL. The Role of Fasciotomy in the Acutely Ischemic Lower Extremity. Chapter 33 in The Ischemic Leg. R.F. Kempczinski, Editor.


    10. Golan J, Garrett WV, Talkington CM, Smith BL, Thompson JE. Persistent Sciatic Artery and Vein: An Unusual Case. Journal of Vascular Surgery 3: 162-165, 1986.


    11. Panetta T, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL. Arterial Embolectomy: A 34-Year Experience with 400 Cases. Surg. Clinic. N.A. 66: 339-353, April 1986.


    12. Golueke P, Garrett WV, Talkington CM, Smith BL, Thompson JE. Interruption of the Vena Cava by Means of the Greenfield Filter: Expanding the Indications. Surgery 1988, 103: 111-117.


    13. Golueke P, Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Smith BL. Dorsal Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis - The Posterior Paravertebral Approach. Surgery 1988, 103: 568-572.


    14. Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Smith BL. Post-Traumatic Pain Syndromes: Causalgia and Mimocausalgia. Chapter 65 in Vascular Surgery: Principles and Practice. Editors, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1987, pp. 829-833.


    15. Thompson JE, Panetta T, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL. The Case for Balloon Embolectomy for Acute Ischemia. Chapter 11 in Limb Salvage and Amputation in Vascular Disease, R.M. Greenhalgh, C.W. Jamieson, A.N. Nicolaides, Editors. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1988, pp. 113-120.


    16. Smith BL. Update on Vascular Surgery. Dallas Medical Society Journal, January 1991.


    17. Kuhn J, Garrett WV, Talkington CM, Smith BL, Thompson JE. Management of Carotid Body Tumors. Chapter 68 in Current Critical Problems in Vascular Surgery, F.J. Veith, Editor. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, 1991, pp. 409-411.


    18. Shutze W, Garrett WV, Smith BL. Persistent Sciatic Artery: Collective Review and Management. Ann Vascular Surgery 1993, 7: 303-310.


    19. Smith BL. Clinical Update: Peripheral Vascular Surgery Dallas Medical Journal 1993, 79: 523-527.


    20. Allen RC, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL, et al. Preventing Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Elective Repair. BUMC Proceedings 1994, 7(4): 7-9.


    21. Allen RC, Martin G, Rees C, Rivera F, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL, et al. Mesenteric Angioplasty in the Treatment of Chronic Intestinal Ischemia. Journal of Vascular Surgery 1996, 24: 415-423.


    22. Marcel R, Stegall W, Allen RC, Smith BL, et al. Spontaneous Aortic Dissection: A 5 Year Experience at Baylor University Medical Center. BUMC Proceedings 9(2):3, 1996.


    23. Thompson JE, Allen RC, Smith BL, et al. Carotid Artery Measurement in Terms of degree of Stenosis: Evidence From the NASCET and ECST studies. In Trials and Tribulations of Vascular Surgery, 1996. Greenhalgh (ed), (in press).


    24. Allen RC, Martin GH, Rees CR, Rivera FJ, Smith BL, et al. Mesenteric Angioplasty in the Treatment of Chronic Intestinal Ischemia. Journal of Vascular Surgery 1996; 24:415-423.


    25. Teruya T, Allen RC, Noel B, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Pearl GJ, and Thompson JE. Comparison of Ruptured Thoraco- abdominal and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 10 (1), Pgs. 13-16, January 1997.


    26. Martin G, Allen RC, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Vasculo-Behcet's Syndrome: A Spectrum of Disease. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. In Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. Volume 9 (3). Pgs. 23-25.


    27. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Pearl GJ, Garrett WV, and Talkington CM: Embolic Disease. In Chant ADB and D'Sa AABB, eds: Emergency Vascular Practice. London; Arnold, 1997: 24-29.


    28. Martin, G, Allen RC, Noel BL, Smith, BL, et al. Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients Less than 50 Years. J Vasc Surg 1997; 26:447-455.


    29. Smith, BL, Thompson JE, Noel BL, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Is Carotid Endarterectomy Indicated in the Very Elderly and If So, Why? In Greenhalgh RM, editor, Indications in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. London: WB Saunders; 1998.


    30. Shutze WP, Pearl GJ, Smith BL, Garrett WV, Talkington CM, Stephanian E, Gable DR, Rees, CR, Rivera FJ, Lee SP, Diamond NG. Endovascular "repair" of abdominal aortic aneurysm and iliac artery aneurysm. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 12: 155, 1999.


    31. Smith BL, Munschauer CE, Diamond N, Rivera F. Ruptured internal carotid aneurysm resulting from neurofibromatosis: treatment with intraluminal stent graft. Journal Vascular Surgery 2000; 32:824-828.


    32. Grimsley BR, Wells JK, Pearl GJ, Smith BL, et al. Bovine pericardial patch angioplasty in carotid endarterectomy. American Surgeon 2001; 67: 890-95.


    33. Lamont JP, Pearl GJ, Patetsios P, Smith BL, et al. Prospective Evaluation of Endoluminal Venous Stents in the Treatment of the May-Thurner Syndrome. Journal of Vascular Surg 2002; 16:61-64.


    34. Patetsios P, Gable, DR, Garrett, WV, Lamont JP, Kuhn JA, Shutze WP, Kourlis H, Grimsley B, Pearl, GJ, Smith, BL, Talkington CM, Thompson, JE. Carotid Body Paraganglioma and Review of a 30-Year Experience. Ann Vascular Surgery 2002, 16:3.


    35. Gable, DR, Pearl, GJ, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Grimsley BR, Shutze WP. Repair of a Mycotic Aneurysm of the Infrarenal Aorta in a Patient with HIV, Using Palmaz Stent and Autologous Femoral Vein Graft. Ann Vascular Surgery 2002, 16:4.


    36. Gable DR, Bergamini T, Garrett WV, Hise J, Smith BL, Shutze WP, Pearl GJ, Grimsley BR. Intermediate Follow-up of Carotid Artery Stent Placement. AM J Surg.2003: 185, No. 3:183-87
    Bibliography - Presentations
    1. Smith BL. Post Carotid Endarterectomy Hypertension: The Role of Cerebral Renin. North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, February, 1984.


    2. Smith BL. Persistent Sciatic Artery. North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, March 1985


    3. Smith BL. Cervical Approach to Symptomatic Vertebral Occlusion at the C Level. North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, March, 1986.


    4. Smith BL. Prospectives and Controversies in Vascular Surgery. Present at AUST Surgical Society, June, 1987.


    5. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. The Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory. Vascular Surgery Conference. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. November, 1987.


    6. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Management of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease. Critical Issues in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease. Texas Cardiology Conference. Dallas, Texas. March, 1988.


    7. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Renovascular Hypertension. Surgery Basic Science Conference. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. April, 1988.


    8. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. The Diabetic Foot. Texas Podiatry Association Convention. Dallas, Texas. May, 1988.


    9. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease in the Transplant Patient. Multidisciplinary Transplant Conference. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. October, 1988.


    10. Smith BL. The Role of Lasers in Vascular Surgery. North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, March, 1989.


    11. Smith BL. Preservation of Femoral Graft Patency with Surveillance and Revision.


    12. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Lower Extremity Revascularization. Multidisciplinary Transplant Conference. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. November, 1989.


    13. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Controversies in Carotid Artery Surgery. Residents Conference. Department of General Surgery Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. November, 1989.


    14. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Vascular Surgical Emergencies. Surgical Intensive Care Nursing Conference. Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas. September, 1990.


    15. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Mesenteric Ischemia, Dallas Society of General Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. January, 1991.


    16. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Mesenteric Ischemia. Surgical Intensive Care Nursing Conference. Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. May, 1991.


    17. Smith BL, Thompson JE, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ. Hypercoagulable States and Clinical Implications. Symposium on Critical Issues in Nursing. A. Webb Roberts Continuing Medical Education, Baylor University Medical Center. Dallas, Texas. May, 1992.


    18. Smith BL. Comparative evaluation of present and past methods of limb preservation by arterial embolectomy. North Texas Chapter, American College for Surgeons, February, 1994.


    19. Smith BL. Discussion: Carotid Stenosis. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, June, 1994.


    20. Smith BL. Discussion: Stroke Rate Markedly Reduced Following Carotid TEA by use for Protamine. M.C. Maurrey, et al. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, January 25-28, 1995, Cancun, Mexico.


    21. Macias C, Allen RC, Smith BL. Acute Aortic Dissection: Iatrogenic Injuries. Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1995.


    22. Allen RC, Talkington CM, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Acute Aortic Dissections: Iatrogenic Injuries. World Congress - International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. Kyoto, Japan. September, 1995.


    23. Allen RC, Talkington CM, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Spontaneous Aortic Dissection: Management of Acute and Chronic. World Congress - International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. Kyoto, Japan. September, 1995.


    24. Allen RC, Garrett WV, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Combined Aorto - Enteric and Aorto - Vena Cava Fistula. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Naples, Florida. January, 1996.


    25. Allen RC, Martin G, Rees C, Rivera F, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Mesenteric Angioplasty in the Treatment of Chronic Intestinal Ischemia. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. Naples, Florida. January, 1996.


    26. Thompson JE, Allen RC, Martin G, Smith BL, et al. Defining the Degree of Significant Carotid Artery Stenosis: NASCET Versus ECST and Duplex Criteria. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1996.


    27. Kourlis H, Martin G, Allen RC, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Carotid Body Paragangliomas: The Baylor Experience. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1996.


    28. Allen RC, Martin G, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Management of Coexistent Surgical Carotid and Coronary Artery Disease: A Review of Staged Versus Simultaneous Operations. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1996.


    29. Allen RC, Talkington CM, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Synchronous Popliteal Artery Entrapment and Adventitial Cystic Disease. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. Rancho Mirage, California. March, 1996.


    30. Thompson JE, Allen RC, Smith BL, et al. Carotid Artery Measurement in Terms of Degree of Stenosis: Evidence from the NASCET and ECST Studies. Charing Cross International Symposium: Trials and Tribulations of Vascular Surgeons. London, England. April, 1996.


    31. Martin G, Allen RC, Noel B, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Pearl G, and Thompson J. Carotid Endarterectomies in Patients Less Than 50 Years Old. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, San Diego, California. January 21-25, 1997.


    32. Smith BL, Noel B, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Pearl GJ, and Thompson JE. Carotid Endarterectomies in the Elderly: Morbidity and Time to Recovery of Activities of Daily Living. American College of Surgeons North Texas Chapter Meeting. February 28, 1997.


    33. Martin G, Allen RC, Noel B, Talkington CM, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Pearl GJ, and Thompson JE. Recurrent Carotid Stenosis: Surgical Reconstruction with PTFE Interposition Grafts. American College of Surgeons North Texas Chapter Meeting. February 1997.


    34. Pearl GJ, Allen RC, Garrett WV, Talkington CM, Smith BL, and Thompson JE. Popliteal Artererial-Venous Fistula and Venous Aneurysm: A Therapeutic Dilemma. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 25th Annual Symposium. Naples, Florida. March 12-16, 1997.


    35. Thompson JE, Smith BL, Noel BL, et al. Is Carotid Endarterectomy Indicated in the Very Elderly and If So, Why? Indications in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 20th Charing Cross International Symposium, London, April 20-21, 1998.


    36. Gable DR, Munschauer CE, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Pearl GJ, Shutze WP, Grimsley BR. Vascular access coordination at a large tertiary care hospital. Presented to the Texas Transplantation Society June 24, 2004, Austin, Texas.


    37. Davidson IJ, Gable DR, Garrett WV, Grimsley BR, Smith BL, Nicholas D, Munschauer CE. Vascular access survival following banding for hand ischemia. Presented to the Texas Transplantation Society June 24, 2004, Austin, Texas.


    38. Hohmann, SE, Gable DR, Grimsley BR, Pearl GJ, Smith BL, Garrett WV, Lamont JP, Carlo JC, Hamilton C, Shutze WP. Evaluation of Iliac Venous Stenting in May-Thurner Syndrome. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 44th Annual Meeting , February 25-26, 2005, Dallas, Texas.


    39. Hohmann, Stephen, Gable DR, Grimsley BR, Pearl GJ, Smith BL, Garrett, WV, Lamont, Jeffrey, Carlo John, Hamilton Cody, Shutze WP. Long Term Evaluation of Iliac Vein Stenting in May-Thurner Syndrome. Presented to the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 29th Annual Meeting, January 19-22, 2005, Marco Island, Florida.


    40. Pearl GJ, Garrett WV, Smith BL, Shutze WP, Gable DR, Grimsley BR, Dunn TJ, Kedora JC, Hohmann SE. Mid-Term Comparison of Percutaneous Viabahn Stent Graft vs Conventional Surgical Femoral Bypass in the treatment of Superficial Arterial Occlusive Disease. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas, TX, February 25, 2006.


    41. Pearl GJ, Garrett, WV, Smith BL, Gable DR, Grimsley BR, Dunn TJ, Kedora JC, Hohmann SE. Mid-term Comarison of Percutaneous Viabahn Stent Graft vs Conventional Surgical Femoral Bypass in the Treatment of Superficial Arterial Occlusive Disease. Society for Vascular Surgery, June 2006, Philadelphia, PA.


    42. Gierman JL, Shutze WP, Pearl GJ, Smith BL, Gable DR, et al. Treatment of Proximal Vertebral Disease. 35th Annual Meeting Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Naples, FL, January 19-22, 2011.
    Scientific Exhibits
    1. Teruya T, Allen RC, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. A Comparison of Ruptured Thoracoabdominal and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1996.


    2. Martin G, Allen RC, Thompson JE, Smith BL, et al. Vasculo-Behcet's Syndrome: A Spectrum of Disease. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas, Texas. February, 1996.