Professional Summary


  • University of Chicago - Chicago, in Doctor of Medicine, 1997


  • Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, in General Surgery, 2000


  • Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from Northwestern University Medical School
  • Fellowship in Microsurgery from Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship in Microvascular Reconstruction from Rijksuniversiteit Gent

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY awarded in 11/10/2006

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Language Spoken

  • English

Verified Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all patient responses to physician related questions in the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey. Patients receive a survey to complete within 1-2 days of their physician visit. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.

Patient Satisfaction

(4.7) 477 ratings

Verified Patient Comments

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Sep 13, 2022
We are so glad we chose to come see Dr. Hijjawi instead of the two other doctors we considered first.
Sep 2, 2022
He is by far the best plastic surgeon. He listened and followed through. I've never been so happy with results after such horrible previous experiences with a different surgeon
Aug 24, 2022
I was extremely nervous before my appointment & left feeling confident, well informed, and cared for.
Jul 22, 2022
Dr Hijjawi is a very kind physician that has always listened to my concerns and treated me with respect
Jul 8, 2022
Dr Hijjawi was amazing! Carding and thoughtful!
Jun 28, 2022
Over all good experience. Thank you staff.
May 31, 2022
He's very informative, quick and sincere. Great personality!
May 29, 2022
I always do recommend the office to anyone that asks
May 28, 2022
Dr Hijjawi is my very FAVORITE doctor. He is always clear and thorough and he takes time to answer ALL of my questions. He is wonderful
May 28, 2022
Everyone in Dr Hijjawis office is kind and professional. The staff does an excellent job
May 3, 2022
LOVE Dr Hijjawi and his staff!!
Apr 22, 2022
Having breast cancer and reconstruction is no small thing. Dr Hijawi was fantastic and still personable. He is an amazing balance.
Apr 20, 2022
Felt rushed both times I visited with him
Apr 15, 2022
Dr. Hijjawi was amazing!!! So was his nurse!!!!
Mar 16, 2022
I've had a very good experience with Dr. Hijjawi throughout.
Mar 11, 2022
Wonderful, informative and attentive.
Mar 9, 2022
Dr took the time to answer all my questions about my upcoming procedure.
Feb 23, 2022
Because Dr. Hijjawi was behind I felt he was a bit rushed though he answered all my questions.
Feb 6, 2022
The doctor answered all my questions and his explanations were superb.
Jan 29, 2022
Dr Hijjawi is absolutely excellent in his concern and care.
Jan 24, 2022
Dr. Hijjawi is the best
Jan 12, 2022
Took time to listen, instruct and answer questions
Jan 11, 2022
Excellent care. The Dr Is caring and listened to my concerns. His NP is also wonderful. They both went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr Hijjawi
Jan 11, 2022
The nurse, NP and Dr were wonderful. I felt my needs were met above my expectations
Dec 31, 2021
I would highly recommend Dr. Hijjawi for any plastic surgery or reconstruction, I completely trust & value his opinion.
Dec 29, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi has very clearly been concerned about the best possible outcome for our daughter. I felt he treated her like his own daughter. We had consulted two other respected, recommended surgeons prior but Dr. Hijjawi's proposed treatment was different
Dec 29, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi is the best at what he does.
Dec 28, 2021
Love Dr Hijjawi he is the best
Dec 22, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is fantastic! I am always so impressed how he remembers details about my life and family, as well as his professionalism. He has made cancer recovery as good as it can be and I highly recommend him to anyone!
Dec 13, 2021
Answered all my questions to my satisfaction
Dec 9, 2021
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Hijjawi and his staff to others! Overall great care!
Dec 1, 2021
I love the entire staff at this office! Dr Hijjawi is the most caring and helpful surgeon a person could have He is extremely knowledgeable and explains things thoroughly. I never feel rushed and/or stressed. He is the best!
Nov 23, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi is very good at customizing treatment to my situation. He referred me to his partner because I needed a different surgery and he could get me in a lot sooner. .
Nov 23, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi is very good at customizing treatment to my situation. He referred me to his partner because I needed a different surgery and he could get me in a lot sooner. .
Nov 22, 2021
Dr Hijjawi works so hard to get things done. His past nurses were super helpful.
Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi is incredibly helpful in my very difficult situation. Incredibly easy to talk to and made me feel at ease. He is the only physician so far who has been able to do that. Thank you for your help
Nov 22, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is amazing and super knowledgeable and makes me feel comfortable about the decision I am making.
Nov 18, 2021
He is excellent!
Nov 12, 2021
Communication was key. He looked right to my granddaughter and let her know the risks and procedure. Very nice and quick in the uncomfortable subject to help my granddaughter feel at ease. Very impressed by Dr Hijjawi
Nov 10, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is amazing he listens to me .
Nov 10, 2021
I was very anxious about being taken seriously, about being believed my problem was legitimate. Dr. Hijjawi not only made me feel like my concerns were reasonable, but he validated some of my experiences to the point that I cried in my car afterward. Bein
Oct 20, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi listens to me. He communicates clearly and respectfully. I really appreciate the time he takes to talk with me, and the clarity he provides when explaining the options available to resolve my concerns.
Sep 29, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi is totally awesome! I'm glad he is my surgeon. He is always so pleasant!
Sep 26, 2021
The staff cared about the patients. Great team. Everyone was amazing.
Sep 19, 2021
I really like and trust Dr Hijjawi, however this experience as a whole is not good. If I'd not contracted an infection
Sep 8, 2021
I think Dr Hijjawi is absolutely amazing!!!! I consider myself so lucky that I found him.
Sep 2, 2021
He was great very positive answered all my questions felt very please with provider
Sep 2, 2021
I will recommend the doctor thanks so much
Aug 26, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is a very kind physician that really cares about his patients as individuals!
Aug 8, 2021
Amazing doctor and staff
Jun 30, 2021
Dr Hijjawi was very personable and knowledgeable. He put my husband and I at ease.
Jun 28, 2021
my experience was great the staff is great they took great care of me
Jun 28, 2021
i appreciated the staff they were very perfesional they were very good
Jun 25, 2021
I appreciated that he met my needs after I explained I have a lot of distrust. he rolled with it and shot straight with his answers. I appreciated it becasue it's been hard to get straight, direct answers with other providers.
Jun 23, 2021
Dr Hijjawai and his team have been wonderful!!Every time and every visit
Jun 23, 2021
dr. Hijjawi has always listened to me and answered my questions. he has always provided great care and concern for me.
Jun 4, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is awesome! He is patient and listens. He answers all your questions. I meet with another plastic surgeon and he spent 10 minutes with but Dr H spent plenty of time with me. I was glad he listened and treated me so well. He is very kind an
Jun 4, 2021
he was wonderful. he took the time to listen answer my questions and I felt really good when I left there about possible decisions
May 19, 2021
It is good he is the only doctor i wanted to do my surgery I would recommend him
May 14, 2021
Always seems in a rush to get to the next patient and gives little explanation on what to expect for my surgery. He uses a lot of jargon to explain things and makes it difficult for patients to understand.
May 12, 2021
My doctor always takes that time to make sure that all my questions are answered, and that he has gone over everything with me regarding the procedure.
May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Dr. Hijjawi and his staff work wonderfully together. They all take the health care profession seriously, and have a kind demeaner about them.
May 6, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is a wonderful care provider!
May 1, 2021
Dr Hijjawi is so awesome! I wish I had seen him earlier. I had my initial surgery down by another provider. Hijjawi seems much more experienced and knowledgeable on preventing issues for my next surgery
Dec 5, 2017
The doctor was professional and very respectful during a difficult time for me. I very much appreciate his professionalism and his kindness.
Oct 31, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi is very professional, personal, skilled and skillful. He's got great patient interactions or bedside manner I guess you would say.
Sep 26, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi and his staff are always professional, on-time, they listened to my questions,and they try to answer me in a way that makes sense, but is also respectful to what I think is important and what I want to know.
Sep 5, 2017
I was very impressed and very satisfied with Dr. Hijjawi. He spent a lot of time with me and was very patient and kind in answering all my questions and concerns. I've seen other plastic surgeons for second opinions, but I am choosing this provider becaus
Aug 14, 2017
John Hijjawi is excellent in his craft, wonderful surgeon, has a bedside manner that is unequaled around here in the area I feel. Truly concerned about his patients. Seems somewhat of a pioneer in what he is doing and is an amazing addition to United Heal
Aug 8, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi is very compassionate and kind he's also been very patient with me throughout my entire process of reconstruction. He's always wiling to answer any questions that I might have and if he doesn't have the information he's always willing to find
Jul 25, 2017
He is very understanding,very personable and very caring doctor that I have seen. I have been to other plastic surgeons where I needed to do other things that I was trying to get a quotation and he was the most understanding. That's it.
Jul 18, 2017
I enjoy having him as a doctor. I feel like he's very knowledgeable. He makes you feel very comfortable with all the things going on with surgery and I would recommend him to anyone.
Jul 9, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi is one of the best doctors I have ever been too, both clinically and personal skills. He is very attentive, and very, very knowledgeable and has helped me get through a very difficult time and I appreciate him greatly.
Jul 6, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi is an excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner he's caring sensitive he listens to you he takes the time that you need to feel comfortable, about your upcoming surgery.
May 18, 2017
I thought I just did that on your previous question. I'm very happy with Dr. Hijjawi,I'm very happy with his staff and I've had occasion to call back and get additional information and they've been very helpful and have addressed the concerns that I have
Apr 26, 2017
He is very sensitive and very personable to my needs.
Apr 17, 2017
I appreciated Dr. Hijjawi's responsive and care and concern for my condition.
Apr 6, 2017
Hi,yes I feel like he is a competent doctor,works very well,has good patient skills,explains things well,and I always feel like he has my best interest at heart.
Mar 14, 2017
I appreciated about Dr. Hijjawi that he had respect for the risks and concern in my case and wasn't just looking for another surgery to chalk up for his paycheck because he wants to do what's going to be the most safe for me.
Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Hijjawi is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable in his field. He is a very compassionate and kind man. I rate him an excellent,excellent doctor. Have no fear if you're in Dr. Hijjawi's hands.