Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

Dr. Zachary Smith, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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41 y/o
(13)

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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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 89% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Broken Neck
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • 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 Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...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...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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