Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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42 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Zachary Smith, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 7 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

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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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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 Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • 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
2010
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical School
2012
2010
2004

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Top class surgeon who really cares about his patients
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Dr. Zachary Smith and his entire team and Northwestern were phenomenal! Neurosurgery is scary. They were there at every turn including checking in with me every day for 2 weeks after surgery. I cannot say enough to praise this team. I put off surgery, finally found Dr. Smith, and am thankful...Read More
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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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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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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