Ivan S. Ciric, M.D.

Ivan S. Ciric, M.D.

Ivan S. Ciric, M.D.

Profile

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

Independent Practitioner

Expertise

Pituitary Tumors, Brain & Skull Based Tumors

Languages

English

Board Certified

Neurological Surgery

Clinical Service

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

University of Belgrade, 1958

Internship

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
University of Belgrade, 1961

Residency

Veterans Affairs Lakeside Medical Center
St. Hedwig Klinik, 1963
Neurosurgical Clinic of the University of Cologne, 1963
Wesley Memorial Hospital, 1966

Fellowship

Montefiore Hospital - Montreal

Locations

A

Evanston Hospital

2650 Ridge Ave.
Burch 226
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.1440
847.570.1442 fax

This location is not wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

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Aetna HMO/PPO/POS
BCBS HMOI
BCBS PPO *except Blue Choice IL
Beechstreet PPO
CCN PPO
CIGNA Choice Fund
CIGNA EPO
CIGNA POS
First Health PPO
Galaxy PPO
Great West POS
Healthcares Finest Network PPO
Humana Choice Care PPO
Humana IPA--HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare
Multiplan Admar PPO
Multiplan Formost PPO
Multiplan Health Network PPO
PHCS PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Railroad Medicare - Cook County
UHC *except Core & Navigate
Unicare PPO

Publications

  • The Early Versus Late MR Debate.

    World neurosurgery 2014 Aug 25

    Authors: Cirić I,
    Abstract
    The United States health care is presently challenged by a significant economic crisis. The purpose of this report is to introduce the readers of Medicinski Pregled to the root causes of this crisis and to explain the steps undertaken to reform health care in order to solve the crisis. It is hoped that the information contained in this report will be of value, if only in small measure, to the shaping of health care in Serbia.
    PMID: 25169747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Transplanum Approach to Suprasellar Lesions.

    World neurosurgery 2013 Mar 14

    Authors: Ammirati M,
    Abstract
    Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery has become increasingly more popular for the removal of pituitary adenomas. It is also widely recognised that transsphenoidal microscopic removal of pituitary adenomas is a well-established procedure with good outcomes. Our objective was to meta-analyse the short-term results of endoscopic and microscopic pituitary adenoma surgery. We undertook a systematic review of the English literature on results of transsphenoidal surgery, both microscopic and endoscopic from 1990 to 2011. Series with less than 10 patients were excluded. Pooled data were analysed using meta-analysis techniques to obtain estimate of death, complication rates and extent of tumour removal. Complications evaluated included cerebrospinal fluid leak, meningitis, vascular complications, visual complications, diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and cranial nerve injury. Data were also analysed for tumour size and sex. 38 studies met the inclusion criteria yielding 24 endoscopic and 22 microscopic datasets (eight studies included both endoscopic and microscopic series). Meta-analysis of the available literature showed that the endoscopic transsphenoidal technique was associated with a higher incidence of vascular complications (p<0.0001). No difference was found between the two techniques in all other variables examined. Meta-analysis of the available literature reveals that endoscopic removal of pituitary adenoma, in the short term, does not seem to confer any advantages over the microscopic technique and the incidence of reported vascular complications was higher with endoscopic than with microscopic removal of pituitary adenomas. While we recognise the limitations of meta-analysis, our study suggests that a multicentre, randomised, comparative effectiveness study of the microscopic and endoscopic transsphenoidal techniques may be a reasonable approach towards establishing a true valuation of these techniques.
    PMID: 23500340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • U.S. health care: a conundrum and a challenge.

    World neurosurgery 2013 Dec

    Authors: Ciric IS,
    Abstract
    This report was conceived as a contribution to the national debate regarding U.S. health care (HC) and as a means of explaining the challenges facing U.S. HC to the international readers of WORLD NEUROSURGERY.
    The basic economic concepts pertinent to health care, including fundamentals of economic theories, gross domestic product (GDP), U.S. revenues and expenditures and the U.S. federal deficit and national debt, are discussed at the outset of this study. This is followed by a review of the U.S. health insurance paradigms and a detailed analysis of the escalating cost of U.S. health care. Finally, the efforts designed to reverse the paradigm of escalating health care costs will be discussed.
    This study reveals that should the U.S. HC cost continue to escalate at the same rate, HC would consume the entire gross domestic product by 2070. The root causes for this trend are overutilization of HC, inappropriate allocation of HC costs at the end of life, defensive medicine, high-end technology and prescription drugs, failure of competitive market forces, and administrative costs, inefficiency, and waste. The proposed means of reversing this paradigm, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are discussed in light of their economic and social impact.
    The reversal of the current paradigm of escalating cost of U.S. HC will require extraordinary leadership across the entire spectrum of HC delivery. It is concluded that neither the Affordable Care Act nor the Path to Prosperity will succeed unless the escalating cost of U.S. HC is reversed. It is hoped that this report contributes to that end.
    PMID: 23131431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • The creator invented spinal fluid to annoy neurosurgeons.

    World neurosurgery 2013 Nov

    Authors:
    Abstract
    PMID: 23103264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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