Dr. Steven J. Smith, MD

Dr. Steven J. Smith, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology | Male | 66 years old

Learn about this doctor

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 researchRead more

Dr. Smith's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Smith's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

2
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

26
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

22
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith accepts 1 insurance carrier

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 5 hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
5
based on 2 total surveys (1 with a review)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (2)
  • Helpfulness
     (2)
  • Staff
     (2)
  • Scheduling
     (2)
Experience with Dr. Smith
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (2)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (2)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (2)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (2)
Dr. Smith's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (2)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (2)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (2)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (2)
Open Full Survey+
Chicago, IL |
Great physician; he has expertise in his field and a a great way of communicating with his patients.
Have you seen Dr. Steven J. Smith, MD?
Are you Dr. Smith?
Respond to your reviews and manage your personalized profile today!
Post your response

Compare Dr. Smith

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

    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

    Dr. Smith says...

    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

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      What is a recognized doctor
    • Media & Publications

      Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for Illinois.

      What is medical malpractice
    • 0
      Sanctions

      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • 0
      Board Actions

      No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      What are board actions

    Background Check

    Why It Matters: Dr. Smith's Board Certifications

    Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

    • 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

    Education

    • 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

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    Dr. Smith does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Smith and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

    Specialties

    • 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

    You've got options

    We're finding other great Providers for you to consider.