Nora M. Hansen, MD

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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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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

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 

1359 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

90 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Treats patients on the side of caution and has a great team

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Qualified, knowledgable, thorough and explains the processes, probabilities of outcomes. Dr Hanson is an expert and widely recognized for her expertise.

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August 29, 2023

5.0

Thank you Dr. Hansen for your excellent work, and your amazing care. ❤️

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August 28, 2023

2.0

I don't know, I only saw her for like 3 minutes for an 1 1/2 hour appointment.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

The way she explained my condition and what was going to be done and why. She even drew a picture to help me understand.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Her knowledge and confidence

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant person and assured me that I would have very good care.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

I appreciate her direct and practical manner. She solved the problem!

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Love and trust her with my life …. Literally

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She’s professional, patient and compassionate

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She inspires confidence in her patients,

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August 18, 2023

5.0

She was caring and professional during all contact

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Very caring

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Excellent patient care. Takes the time to listen and answer all questions. I know I I’m in the best hands!

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Meeting her for the first time, I respected her professionalism and approach to discussing my cancer diagnosis, and the best plan going forward.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

Her experience and team.

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August 04, 2023

5.0

She’s great

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Have recommended her to many friends !

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August 03, 2023

5.0

I appreciate Dr. Hansen’s authenticity.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She's great at her craft and she has excellent bedside manners.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

She is professional and very caring

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen is a good doctor who takes the time to fully explain everything and to answer questions

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Great doctor

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August 01, 2023

5.0

To the point, helpful

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August 01, 2023

5.0

I have total confidence in the doctor. Her follow up care after surgery is admirable.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

She knows breast cancer so fluently there is barely a need for questions that you may have thought you needed answers to---she covers everything in detail you just have to listen.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen answered my questions. I was impressed that the pathologist and radiologist had reviewed all my previous tests and recommendations were ready.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

She’s knowledgeable kind caring

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July 27, 2023

5.0

i trust her

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen is caring and professional.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

She is a great doctor, very straightforward with explanations.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

She is very gentle and I believe that she wants what best for her patients

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July 03, 2023

5.0

She helped me with my health problem.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen is incredibly skilled and clearly passionate about her work. I am lucky to be a patient of hers.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

She provided the best care and expertise for my survival.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Its a huge difference when the doctor you are seeing for your breast is also a women. They are more understanding and gentle

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Very business like and knowledgeable and explained all

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Caring doctor

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Good surgeon but little time spent counseling patient.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Made me feel confident in decisions

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June 22, 2023

5.0

I felt confident in her knowledge and ability to cut the cancer out. She took charge and directed her team. She helped me to know what to expect and how to navigate appointments

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June 22, 2023

5.0

The doctors profesional explained all my questions and concerns

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Very pleasant and explains everything

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She is the best: I am 100% confident in her knowledge & professionalism.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor and surgeon

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Excellent background and reputation. Very caring and competent.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Skilled , caring , listens and is a great doctor

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She is caring, competent and compassionate.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Exceptional care

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June 20, 2023

5.0

So professional and well experienced. I trust her to take care of me.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Explained processes well Easy to speak with

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June 12, 2023

1.0

My post op appointment was changed multiple times. I was never called or communicated with about the changes. This whole experience has been less than what I would expect from Northwestern. I now cannot even see Dr. Hansen for a post op check. If I had known ahead of time this would be such a headache I would have absolutely gone elsewhere.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Highly skilled surgeon

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June 10, 2023

5.0

She is the Best ever!

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen is the consummate professional. She answers my questions thoroughly. I have a very high degree of confidence in her and the practice.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

I highly recommend Nora M. Hansen, MD she is an amazing surgeon. I am forever grateful!!

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Hansen explained my options in detail. She talked to me not above me. Also, she recognized how scared I was and put me at ease.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Inspires confidence.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

She is very good at explaining exactly what is going to happen, she answers your questions and gives a warm and comforting feel at the visit.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Friendly and talks to you on your level

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Several women I know recommended her. I appreciate her skill level.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

She is 100% committed to positive patient outcomes!

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June 01, 2023

5.0

The best!

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Highly skilled surgeon

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Calm and nice

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May 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen made sure all my questions were answered before procedure and took the time to speak with my husband after procedure.

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Amazing doctor who really cares about her patients.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

She made me feel comfortable and explained in detail what steps to take and what will happen after

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hansen is knowledgeable about everything; I have had no ill effects from the surgery. She is on time, efficient and thorough in her follow up exams. The doctor to whom she referred me for radiation treatment was also excellent.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

The staff answered all my questions and accommodated my early days for the appointment.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Talented surgeon with great staff.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nora Hansen was very insightful into my issue and gave me trace in my options, which I really appreciated and no nonsense down to business, which I appreciate it very much.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Hansen is an excellent t surgeon and value her opinion

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May 23, 2023

4.0

Recommended by my PCP

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor , very professional!!!

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May 23, 2023

5.0

She’s a brilliant surgeon who really has a passion for her work and her patients.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor and surgeon. She made a hard situation as easy as she could which I so appreciated.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Hansen knows her field and delivers feedback to the patient in a caring, to the point manner!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Dr Hansen came highly recommended by my internist. She did not disappoint. Although rather quiet, her bedside manner is reassuring, and her skill as a surgeon was apparent in the perfect margins on my tumor and my easy recovery. As a go-between outside of surgery, her team (nurses and PAs) are compassionate and exceptionally responsive.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

She’s amazing

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Easy to talk with her.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Absolute confidence in her

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She is very caring of my situation I’m having

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She was knowledgeable and matter-of-fact

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May 16, 2023

5.0

She’s excellent and wonderful to work with

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Efficient, professional, easy to communicate with - the best.

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May 15, 2023

4.0

excellent surgeon with a large amount of experience.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Good explanations and communication

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May 14, 2023

5.0

I love that she is straight to the point, that is very important to me. I am grateful she is my doctor.

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May 14, 2023

5.0

I feel confident with her as my surgeon.

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  • Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
  • Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

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