Nora M. Hansen, MD

Nora M. Hansen, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer In Families
  • Breast Cancer In Men
  • Breast Cancer In Young Women
  • Lumpectomy For Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy, Nipple Sparing
  • Surgery For Benign Breast Problems

Education

Medical Education:
MD, New York Medical College School of Medicine - 1988
Residency:
University of Chicago - 1995
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 1992
University of Chicago - 1996

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment 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 

1384 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Es buena doctora y explica bien.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Kind and professional staff

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Just love her.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon and a wealth of information.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

She is professional, responsive and kind

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Hansen has excellent communication skills with her patients. She is very kind and an excellent surgeon.

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March 17, 2022

4.0

My issue was relatively minor and didn't require an extensive interaction. I thought the appointment went fine.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She was very informative

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Hansen was the first person to EXPLAIN my cancer and answer my questions. She gave me a sense of relief in knowing that she was going to help get me through it.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She was very thorough, kind and explained all of my options clearly.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

I knew I was in the best of hands

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March 15, 2022

5.0

She is a great surgeon and very caring.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen came highly recommended. She has been so attentive to me and so caring with follow-up checkups. I am lucky she found the time to do my surgery and follow-ups.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Good explanation; listening and talking to me

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Very thorough in explanations

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March 13, 2022

5.0

I thought she did an excellent job on the surgery and explained alot to me and my husband at our appointment. She has a very good bedside manner.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

In my opinion she is at the top of her field. Her expertise and compassion are commendable

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Attentive, professional.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Es una excelente doctora muy profesional y compasiva

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Spent time to make sure I understood. Very professional while also kind.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Professional. Experienced. Her PA-C Ethan Hixson was wonderful as well. He was thorough, patient, Listened well. Easy to talk to. Dr Hanson and Ethan are a terrific and knowledgeable team

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Nora is a professional,kind,calm, confident and very approachable surgeon.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring manner

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Clean margins, thorough sentinel node biopsy. Also clear and balanced communicator. Her team respects her.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

She’s the best.

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Friendly caring professional and answers all your questions.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She’s an expert in her field.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

I really liked Dr. Hansen, she explained to me all about the ultrasound. Then she examined me and told me what test to take in six months. I left the office feeling Very happy.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She and her staff were excellent!

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen explained the situation carefully, clearly, patiently and without condescension.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hanson and her team are fantastic. They were all sensitive to my needs and were willing to help me while I was in distress.

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February 28, 2022

2.0

Did not feel any compassion from the Cancer Doctor's. Just felt like another patient in Line. Very Sad 😭😭

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February 28, 2022

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

I respect Dr Hansen medical knowledge and she communicates in a kind and patient way.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She explained everything she was going to do in detail. She told me I would be fine with this surgery. She answered my questions to my satisfactio.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

I had surgery in 2013 and flew back for appointments to see Dr. Hansen. I was on a project across the country on West Coast and she is the only physician I have no problem flying to see. Even if its one appointment with her and that is how valuable her care is.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

She is the best!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Down to earth; no drama

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February 17, 2022

5.0

She is amazing

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Excellent reputation

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Great care

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February 17, 2022

5.0

She always takes time to check and ask about other health issues.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

She was very clear in her explanation of my situation and in her communication of my options for treatment. She made suggestions but left it open to me to decide my course of treatment. She was open to questions and gave clear answers to them.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Straightforward.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Very patient when answering my questions.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She is a fabulously Doctor in every way. Thorough, take a lot of time with you and very caring

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February 11, 2022

5.0

She and her PA were very thorough and seemed to actually care about me.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen, her assistant Dana, and her PA today Michelle have all been amazing. Dana prior to surgery was very helpful on the phone with my questions. Michelle was very thorough today. Dr Hansen called my cardiologist Dr. J. Wilcox prior to surgery to verify if I was good to go. Something I thought had gone out of Dr's processes these days...I was very impressed and thanked her today.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Explica muy bien la doctora y cualquier duda la aclara .

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Second option given. Explained everything, didn’t rush.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She takes the time to explain things, asks questions, answers questions. This in spite of being busy and in the time of a pandemic.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

She appeared to be very knowledgeable.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

She listens to her patients and is caring and knowledgeable

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Known for her superior skills.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen explained everything and answered our questions about my procedure

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Great service

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February 01, 2022

5.0

She’s AWESOME!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

She cares.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

As a medical professional myself - being an RN - I know some a lot about the medical field but not much about cancer and was quite scared. I felt very safe being under Dr Hansel’s care. She’s an excellent surgeon, was kind in answering my many questions and explained things thoroughly so I could understand all options available to me

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Because I believe she knows her line of work and by my recommendation her my friends will have the same care I will have

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January 27, 2022

5.0

She’s great!

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January 27, 2022

5.0

I have only experienced the most professional and compassionate care from her and her staff.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen performed my lumpectomy and has continued to provide 1:1 follow-up care. My most recent mammogram has identified a suspicious spot. She immediately scheduled a 6 month follow-up to review my 6 month mammogram.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She was to the point and informative.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very successful surgical plan and execution.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hansen has always given me straight diagnosis and a good care plan. She is honest and forthright.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

She was very professional and explained the care needed

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January 22, 2022

5.0

She is an excellent skilled surgeon.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

I felt comfortable with her from the first time she met with me and knew she was the best in her field.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

She is excellent and communicates well.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Professional yet friendly as is her P.A. Eathan

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Very good at explaining things and really a nice person

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She’s really good at what she does, she’s extremely good with how to make you feel or help you with what you might be feeling

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January 16, 2022

5.0

She’s a fantastic and thoughtful doctor. I met her at the age of 30 and she still remembers my first appointment.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable pleasant

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Hansen had a lovely demeanor and even though everything on my imaging looked clear, she took time to talk to me, to do an exam, and to talk me through my symptoms.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

great expertise in making the issues understandable and generous with her time

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She explained my condition and the options clearly. She answered my questions. She seems to be an excellent doctor.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Nora Hansen is the best breast surgeon in Chicago! So happy She was my surgeon!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

As I said I felt she is very knowledgeable

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January 10, 2022

4.0

Did not take time to explain things.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Professional, friendly and efficient.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Hansen is very caring, she listens to my concerns and is very reassuring.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Fueron muy atentos y respetuosos ella y su asistente hizo un buen examen y pudo diagnosticar que mi problema no era cancer y que por el momento todo estaba bien yo recomiendo ampliamente a esta doctora.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon who is also extremely kind and compassionate.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She is amazing !

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January 04, 2022

5.0

I travel one hour to see her because I trust her diagnosis and her care

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January 04, 2022

5.0

She and her resident, Dr. Vitali Explained thoroughly and in layman’s language questions I had.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

very informational on the the my exam, and what I need to do.

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December 28, 2021

4.0

Highly recommended by a friend

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December 23, 2021

5.0

I was safe in her care

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hansen is an excellent physician and surgeon. Highly recommend this very competent, knowledgable and kind doctor.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Her expertise and bedside manner is calming.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very personable and knows what she’s doing

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and explains things thoroughly. Kind and nice bedside manner.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr.Hansen is wonderful, good bedside manner.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hansen is always very kind and knowledgeable, and she always answered any questions or concerns I have, she knows what she’s doing !

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Reputation and first hand experience

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Really knows what she's doing. Gives her patients confidence.

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  • Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

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