Ikuo Hirano, MD

Ikuo Hirano, MD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Esophageal Gastroenterology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - 1990
Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 1992
Fellowships:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
146 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    5.0
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

43 Reviews
October 09, 2019

Dr. Hirano is exceptionally competent physician. He is listened to my concerns very attentively, looked at my past records, showed me the pictures of my previous EGD, tests etc. and changed my medication based on my request and ordered further tests to diagnose the problem. He even called me at home (which is unusual) to explain one other test which he didn't discuss during my visit. I am very impressed by his professionalism, thoroughness and how much time and interest he takes with his patients.

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October 09, 2019

World class doctor. I am extremely thankful to be able to see him.

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October 03, 2019

He gave full attention to our son, listened, asked questions, then put all the pieces together, asked more, then whiteboarded the entire explanation as he explained it.

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September 29, 2019

He is such a good doctor who listens and explains with care. I will recommend him definitely when the occasion arises. He was highly recommended to me by a neighbor.

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August 22, 2019

He is the best!

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July 25, 2019

The doctor was absolutely exceptional. I came all the way from Canada to see him because I had heard good things about him. And it was very worth the appointment and the money.

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July 05, 2019

Dr. Hirano was very friendly and very caring about my condition. He personally called me to follow up on the additional records he needed to see from my doctor in order for him to proceed with further treatment.

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July 02, 2019

He really takes his time to listen and to explain. He was excellent!

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June 18, 2019

Very good.

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June 09, 2019

Dr Hirano is an incredible physician and i appreciate the care he provides.

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May 10, 2019

Dr. Hirano is the best in his field and well worth the drive out of state.

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April 26, 2019

I was especially pleased with the explanation the doctor provided in language I could understand.

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March 22, 2019

*Dr. Hirano is the most caring physician w/the most compassion I've eve met. He always takes his time to go over everything I need. I would & DO trust *Dr. Hirano w/every last issue I have.

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March 15, 2019

Dr. Hirano gave me an excellent explanation of my diagnosis.

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March 11, 2019

I really liked Dr. Hirano and felt very confident being put in his care. He totally understood my problem and suggested next steps that I feel are very appropriate

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March 10, 2019

Dr hirano is an amazing doctor! He explains very well and is patient in answering whatever questions I have.

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February 25, 2019

I love *Dr. Hirano. I would never consider going to anyone else for my EOE.

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February 18, 2019

EXCELLENT!

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February 07, 2019

I'm very happy with Dr, Hirano. I was explaining a condition I had, he took all of 40 seconds to figure out what a previous doctor from a different facility treated me incorrectly for two years, which caused me great hardship. I had figured out my problem after seeing 3 other physicians. I mentioned it to Dr, Hirano and he asked me if I'd been diagnosed with it, within a minute! I was also told I needed. surgery which I was uncomfortable with and Dr. Hirano confirmed I do not. I like his approach and feel confident in my care...finally!

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January 24, 2019

*Dr. Hirano clearly explained my condition *Barrett's Esophagus) and the medication he was prescribing.

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January 22, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Hirado's friendly disposition. He addressed me by name and listened intently to my narrative and made me feel there was no need to rush and was willing to take time to answer any questions. he even hesitated when I said I didn't have any more questions which made me feel he was giving me a second chance.

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January 21, 2019

Dr Hirano is the best Dr of any kind!

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January 16, 2019

I liked the time they took to explain all my questions

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December 14, 2018

dr hirano and your entire staff were terrific.

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November 08, 2018

dr is very pleasant and preofessional.

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October 23, 2018

Dr. Hirano never rushes his time with me, includes me in all decisions, and makes sure I am comfortable with my care.

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August 16, 2018

I had a few questions that Dr. Hirano answered clearly. I have great confidence in him. He has been very helpful in helping me to expand my diet to find more foods that I can eat.

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July 19, 2018

Dr. Hirano is my favorite doc!

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July 13, 2018

awesome doctor

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July 10, 2018

all good

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July 09, 2018

Dr. Hirano is a fantastic physician and wonderful person. He is very ease to talk with and his staff is helpful when it comes to addressing questions or concerns. highly recommended.

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July 06, 2018

Dr. Hirano is a brilliant, excellent doctor who knows so much about the digestive system, and yet he takes the time to listen to his patients concerns. He tries very hard to relieve pain and really cares that his patient understands the treatment plan. He really makes me feel better to have come to see him to work on my G.I. condition. I recommend him to anyone that is struggling with esophagus or swallowing problems, or digestive motility problems. He understands the complexity of these conditions, and really makes you feel so relieved to have found such great help. He is very compassionate. I hope you realize what a great doctor you have on your staff and how much my life is improved by his care. I have neurogenic chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and it is just an unpredictable disease, and he helps me with the rough times when my gut seems to be out of control. Thank you Dr., Hirano!

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June 21, 2018

*Dr. Hirano Ikuo is a wonderful, caring doctor. I will recommend him to everyone I know may the Lord bless him.

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