Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Zachary Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St Ste 13-205

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Herniated Disc more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2012
    McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
    Fellowship Hospital
    2012
  • 2010
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2010
  • 2004
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA
    Medical School
    2004

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

3.9

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I was permanently injured after a discectomy laminectomy in 2015 by Dr Zachary Smith. He cut into my Dural / thecal sac, permanently injuring my spinal nerve roots. A surgical reapair also in 2015 caused Arachnoiditis and sensory nerve loss in both legs and feet. In Oct. 2016 a third surgery at...Read More
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I never thought i’d ever be out of back pain. Dr Smith did a fusion on my L4-L5 in October of 2016 and I am totally pain free! I wish I can convey how bad my back has been since I bent a wrong way and felt a pop.. That was 2008 and after a laminectomy and discectomy in 2009, I had no relief. He is...Read More
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I could'nt have asked for a better neurosurgeon for my Father. My Dad is in much less pain and has the ability to walk, without struggle as he had. Dr. Smith did a great job explaining the entire surgery. While my Father was hospitalized he came everyday to see the progress. When I was in the...Read More
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He was very kind and courteous with my family after I was in a serious auto accident.He was very informative about what was happening. His passion for what he does is very obvious when he speaks. Today 1 year later I am a walking miracle due to his gifted hands.Thank you Dr.Smith!
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare

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