Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD

Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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55 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St Fl 16

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hirano's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirano treats Dysphagia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hirano treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirano treats Esophageal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hirano treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hirano treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hirano treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hirano's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Beth Israel Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1992
1991
1990

Awards

Dr. Hirano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hirano

4.5

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
9.090909090909092%
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I commute 2 to 3 hours to see Dr.hirano. Every mile is worth seeing him. I'm so blessed to have this doctor for my care. He is so caring excellent bedside manners. I have two incurable diseases. He puts me at ease with each visit. Not the type to just do surgery,but find medical alternatives first.His staff are also excellent. I like having the ability to text him questions & pleased how fast he returns his messages. Thank you Dr.Hirano !
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Due to the extent of my esophageal problems, my gastro doctor in Elgin, IL sent me directly to Dr. Hirano for treatment, as he felt that my condition should be handled at Northwestern. Dr. Hirano is a wonderful doctor, has superb medical knowledge, takes the time to address your condition and advises next steps and will always get you in for testing if there is a tight schedule. I would advise anyone to directly see Dr. Hirano - I have full faith in him to handle my condition.
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Awesome doctor. I have been through about 25 endoscopes over the past 5 years including the elimination diet while seeing Dr Hirano and could not be happier that he is my doctor.
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Dr Hirano is kind, intelligent caring and listens. Wish my new insurance covered him.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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