Dr. Steven Smith, MD


Vascular & Interventional Radiology | Male

Dr. Steven Smith, MD

Dr. Steven Smith, MD is a vascular & interventional radiology doctor who practices in Hinsdale, IL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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I specialize in using imaging to guide non surgical placement of tiny tools and catheters to treat diseases formerly only treated surgically. We are dedicated to clinical care, but also are involved in academic research

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      Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

      I specialize in using imaging to guide non surgical placement of tiny tools and catheters to treat diseases formerly only treated surgically. We are dedicated to clinical care, but also are involved in academic research

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      I treat uterine fibroids with UFE and did the first one in Illinois in 1998. I have done research and patient education about UFE, and work to help patients avoid hysterectomy. Surgery is over-performed for economic reasons, despite all modern advances.

      Varicocele embolization is an altenative to surgery, as effective but safer. I have done it since 1985, but patients are often pushed toward surgery by urologists (surgeons). Our website www.varicoceles.com offerers information and a list of referral doctors. 

      Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is female varicocele. It causes severe pelvic pain, but the veins are often not detected by a woman's doctor, since they are internal.  We can find and eliminate these veins and stop pain. Many patients with PCS are classified as "crazy", sadly, by other doctors.

      Osteoporotic spine fractures are evaluated and non-surgically treated in our practice, with kyphoplasty.  I have done this since 1999, done research, and do a high volume of cases yearly.

      Dr. Smith says...

      I have board certification to treat peripheral arterial disease and have performed balloon angioplasty since 1983. I placed the first commercially available self expanding stent in a patient in Illinois.  I have long experience in arterial thrombolysis, atherectomy, and we use non-Xray laser guided artery drills to open long blocked leg arteries. We are a referral site for treating severe arterial blockages outside the heart.

      We perform cryoablation of kidney cancer using image guidance.  Also, microwave destruction of lung cancer and liver cancer.

      I perform stenting of colon cancer to relieve obstruction in poor surgical candidates. I evaluate and treat liver disease with TIPS and BRTO.

      We do continuing research about and perform removal of deep vein clots in leg and central veins.

      I have a special interest in image guided removal of foreign bodies (pins, surgical towels, catheters, stitches, misplaced items) without surgery, and invented and published a method to do this in 1994.

      Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
      •  Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Top Doctors-Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2003-14
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      • Diagnostic Radiology
      • Interventional Radiology & Vascular Radiology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Aneurysm
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Kidney Cancer
      • Liver Failure
      • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
      • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
      • Peripheral Artery Disease
      • Renal Hypertension
      • Thrombosis
      • Uterine Fibroids
      • Varicocele
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Malformations
      • Venous Compression
      • Venous Insufficiency
      • Venous Ulcer
      • Vertebral Compression Fractures


      • Medical School
        Wayne State University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1979

      • Internship Hospital
        Henry Ford Hospital

        Completed in 1980

      • Residency Hospital
        Henry Ford Hospital

        Completed in 1983

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1984

      • Undergraduate School
        Oakland University

        Graduated in 1975

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

      Procedures Performed

      • Angiography
      • Angioplasty
      • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
      • Biopsy
      • Central Line Insertion
      • Cryoablation
      • Dialysis Access Procedures
      • Embolization
      • Embolization of Tumor
      • Endovascular Procedure
      • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
      • Endovenous Laser Treatment
      • Enteral Stenting
      • Peripheral Angioplasty
      • Radiofrequency Ablation
      • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Uterine Artery Embolization
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Stenting
      • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
      • Venous Sclerotherapy