Ikuo Hirano, MD

Ikuo Hirano, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Esophageal Gastroenterology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, 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 

100 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

104 Reviews

November 16, 2020

5.0

Amazing Staff and a great Doctor. He really listened and trying to truly figure out what is wrong. Plus he had a great bed side manor. He did not talk above you but to you. That speaks volumes.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Amazing Staff and a great Doctor. He really listened and trying to truly figure out what is wrong. Plus he had a great bed side manor. He did not talk above you but to you. That speaks volumes.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Great care

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Great attention to the patient

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is reassuring and explains everything well.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is friendly and knows his Gastroenterology well.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

His knowledge and excellent bedside manner

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November 05, 2020

5.0

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Best bedside manner. Very clear on protocol.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Clean, safe polite staff. Great doctor.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was well aware of my medical issue explaining went in detail with his diagnosis and action plan to address the problem I have. He was extremely courteous, professional and made me feel at ease and less worried after our video visit. I highly recommend him!

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October 30, 2020

4.0

It was only my first in person visit with the doctor

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October 30, 2020

4.0

It was my first visit in the facility.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Hirano asked me questions on my symptoms, checked past lab and test scores and set a plan for going forward.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Hirano took the time to listen, ask questions and have a plan for going forward.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Doctor was on time for appt. and very thorough with test results and next steps.

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Doctor was on time for appt. and very thorough with test results and next steps.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano seemed very knowledgeable about my condition

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October 13, 2020

5.0

I feel that I was listened to.

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October 12, 2020

5.0

He cares about people on top of being a great doctor!

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is brilliant at treating my GI disease. He is a great listener, and helps me especially relieving pain. I truly appreciate him.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

He's great. Concerned. Caring

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Prompt. Efficient. Caring staff and doctors.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano listens and is empathetic with my symptoms and situation. He strives to come up with a solution that will provide results.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is an exceptional physician with superb diagnostic and communication skills.

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October 07, 2020

5.0

NM has the best Gastroenterology group in the Midwest.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

I think he is an expert in his field and my local doctor feels he is best to manage my EoE.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

I feel like I am receiving excellent care and have utmost confidence in Dr Hirano.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, caring, and has addressed all my care issues extremely well. He also has provided good guidance on preventative care.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, accessible, and caring team.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

He has very good bed side or chair side manners and he speaks the facts

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September 29, 2020

5.0

My Dr was very informative and his nurse and nurse were very helpful and polite

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September 28, 2020

5.0

The best Dr I have ever had. Listens to everything, patient, kind, considerate, and so trustworthy, I only wish he could be my GP.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Best care ever!

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September 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. H. Exhibits a warm bed side behavior as he is examining my body. He is knowledgeable and able to answer my concerns regarding my health plan. Thank you for allowing him to be on staff at NWH and to serve as my doctor.

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September 27, 2020

5.0

I appreciate the professionalism and warm bed side behavior of the doctor and his support staff members.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

Do Hirano spendthrift time with me, went over everything without rushing and made sure I understood everything.

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September 26, 2020

5.0

I felt very cared for.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Hirano thoroughly explains diagnosis and treatment options. He is receptive to my questions and takes tome to make sure I understand everything.

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September 23, 2020

5.0

I feel that I get the best care possible and they are very attentive to patients.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

I am very satisfied with his care so far. I answered this question in question 1. His staff is very nice. They also answer your question or give your concerns to the doctor and get back to you with answers from Dr. Hirano. I feel confident that Dr. Hirano is an Excellent Doctor.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano, Is very knowledgeable, patient, a good listner, and appears to have a genuine concern for quality care for his patients. He makes you feel like everything will be just fine. I think he is excellent.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Confidence in doctor

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September 15, 2020

5.0

He's the BEST!

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September 15, 2020

5.0

good doctors

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September 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was able to get to the root of my problem the first time I saw him.

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September 07, 2020

5.0

He's an expert at EOE!!!

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September 07, 2020

5.0

The Dr was outstanding and took so much time and finally gave us a proper diagnosis and next steps. A plus!!!

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September 03, 2020

5.0

He is outstanding. Explains things, takes time with patient. He has helped me greatly to expand my food options.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor who takes time and explains things. Very helpful staff.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is an excellent doctor. Always takes time to listen to my health concerns. Always professional and friendly.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I been a patient of this department for 20+ years. The staff are friendly and professional. Always go out of their way to make me feel confortable.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Answered

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September 02, 2020

5.0

I received very good care and time spent by the Dr. to make sure I knew what was happening.

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August 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano spent so much time with me and listened . Wonderful experience .

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was very knowledgeable about my condition

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August 24, 2020

5.0

He's the best.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is amazing.

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August 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is a fantastic healthcare provider. He is responsive and very knowledgable. Not only that, Dr. Hirano is also very personable which makes it easy to engage in discussions with him. I have already recommended Dr. Hirano to several co-workers and would continue to do so with no hesitation.

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August 18, 2020

5.0

Dr.Dr. Hirano is very knowledgeable, thorough and kind. He is a wonderful doctor.

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August 16, 2020

5.0

He is so incredibly knowledgeable and so kind. He never seems hurried.

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Kind, easy to talk to, explains things in layman's terms, trustworthy

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is superb

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August 03, 2020

5.0

Great customer service at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. ..This was my first visit with Dr. Hirano. He took his time with me, asked number of questions to develop treatment for my condition.

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August 02, 2020

5.0

Great listener; extremely knowledgeable; consistent advice; impressive bedside manner. Dr. Hirano is the absolute best!

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August 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano has been my doctor for many years. I feel so confident in his help and care. Thank you.

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August 01, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is a kind and caring doctor that always listens to to my concerns, and responds accordingly.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

He listens and is a very nice and caring doctor who gives clear next steps to the patient.

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Dr Hirano takes his time in listening and in explaining treatment and also in providing insight into why...

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July 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was patient and thorough.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano has a very caring communicative approach. I trust his expertise. I found glowing comments from previous and current patients on the web. Narratives about his accomplishments and continual effects are impressive. It was a honor to reach such a renown professional and to get caring attention from someone of his stature.

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July 22, 2020

5.0

I am so very appreciative for the opportunity to speak with Dr. Hirano. Our conversation was very comforting. My circumstance has been worrisome and disruptive. I feel very much more at ease after receiving his advice and recommendation how I should address this matter going forward. The tele-medicine call was wondrous and very effective.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

The staff was helpful and efficient, and the facility itself was very clean and organized. Dr. Hirano was very personable and friendly.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is very knowledgeable about the different gastro problems my illnesses encompasses. He explains things so I can understand them. He has a great bed side manner. I trust and feel very comfortable being under his care. He always talks directly to my family after a procedure and that is very important to me.

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July 15, 2020

5.0

I am very pleased with the concern Dr Hirano showed

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was incredibly knowledgeable and took me through the entire process step by step, which I greatly appreciated

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Hirano's extreme professionalism, intelligence, kindness and outstanding communication with me as his patient.

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July 10, 2020

5.0

He is patient and gladly answers questions.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and really gets to the root cause of problem. Diligent follow up as well.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Well organized and efficient

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July 08, 2020

5.0

World class specialist, excellent bed side manners

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July 08, 2020

5.0

Excellent expertise, tools, and clinical research

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July 08, 2020

5.0

Caring, brilliant doctor and extremely professional! He helped my father years ago as well as my husband. He's cared for me for several years with the utmost concern not only for my gastro problems but my ovarian cancer diagnosis as well. He's compassionate and I feel that he always has my health in his best interest. I wish all docs had his bedside many. I feel very safe under his care. Thank you, Dr. Hirano.

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July 06, 2020

3.0

Very thorough.

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July 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is a great listener who always explains the basis for his questions and recommendations.

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July 03, 2020

5.0

Care expressed,answers given,overal compassions.

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July 03, 2020

5.0

Easy and fast to achieve results.

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July 02, 2020

5.0

Great care

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July 01, 2020

5.0

He listened, seemed to care and gave options that I am not getting from my regular GI doctors.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

I liked the doctor and his options for my condition.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

very professional service. he listens and explains things in details. and while he keep his pov he is open to work with the patient goals and prefferences.

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July 01, 2020

5.0

Doctor Hirano asked insightful questions that seemed to cover more than just my throat issues, that is, they covered my overall health and listened well to my responses.

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was very patient, listened to my issues, asked pertinent questions, and explained his plan for a diagnosis. He has a nice personality too.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

At our first appointment he Had already studied my chart, was very thorough and thoughtful and made me feel part of my care plan.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

So far my experience has been very positive

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June 24, 2020

4.0

He's the best

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June 24, 2020

4.0

Expert care of doctor.

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June 20, 2020

5.0

I could have cried in relief after speaking with Dr. Hirano. He was so kind. I cannot fully express my gratitude. He asked solid questions, Recognized the need to incorporate other departments in my care. It was just an amazing phone call. I cannot imagine what it would be like when I visit him soon.

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June 20, 2020

5.0

He returns my calls and I enjoy talking to him. My family also likes to converse with him. He explaines everything clearly so we can understand

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is knowledgeable and kind and I have great faith in him.

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June 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano is very smart in what he does. I appreciate that he investigates the new medical technology on the market.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

Because he is kind, involved with his patients. I feel safe in his care

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June 09, 2020

5.0

I am very happy with Dr. Hirano.

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June 07, 2020

5.0

Dr. Hirano was very patient and thorough and listened to my concerns,

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