Submit Your Reviews Vitals Reviews Healthgrades Reviews WebMd Reviews Website Reviews Vitals Verified Patient Dr. Eric L. Smith of NE Baptist Hospital was my surgeon for my 2nd total knee replacement. It’s been a year since my successful surgery.. I am so grateful to him, his office staff and the Baptist Hospital team. My first knee replacement in 2019 at BI was the worst medical experience of my life. I rate my second knee replacement success on these factors: Dr. Smith is a skilled surgeon. We met, I explained my fears, he took a lot of time and talked about how my surgery would go. I opted for the Conformis Knee which is a custom knee molded to your leg. It made a HUGE difference in my successful recovery . It’s marketed towards athletes, but I notice a big difference when I compare my knees. Pain Management - The opioid epidemic has forced docs to cut way back on pain meds. I believe the pendulum has swung too far in the current direction. That said, I was not denied the refills I needed for successful physical therapy. Physical Therapy - I would not consider knee replacement surgery unless you commit to P.T. My knees will never be like my young knees, but I do not have pain when doing stairs, walking the dog, etc. I highly recommend Dr. Eric Smith and the New England Baptist Hospital Vitals Verified Patient I had bilateral knee replacement by this surgeon recently. I cant say enough good about him or his staff. Highly recommend Vitals Verified Patient Excellent doctor Vitals Verified Patient First off Dr Smith is a man. The spelling mistakes in his bio needs to be fixed. Second Dr Smith can work miracles so I could enjoy the rest of my life pain free. It’s be 6-1/2 years and I haven’t had any problems. Thank you Dr Smith, I’m so happy that I traveled from Maine to have you do my surgeries.