Dana Hayden, MD

Rush University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Colon and Rectal Surgery Services; General Surgery Services
Rush Employed Provider

About Me

Most patients end up likely requiring surgery, but there are definitely some good conservative and medical treatment options that we’ll discuss with the patient. We have multiple techniques here available and varying surgical approaches for pretty complicated diseases.


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Locations & Appointments

Primary location
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 1138
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 942-7088
(312) 942-7018
Rush South Loop
Rush South Loop
1411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, 60605

(312) 454-2700
(312) 454-2701
Rush Primary Care - Lakeview
Rush Primary Care - Lakeview
1300 W Belmont Ave
Suite 100
Chicago, IL, 60657

(773) 975-8900
(773) 975-8901



Colon and Rectal Surgery

Education and Training

Rush University Medical Center - General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Florida-Medical Staff Office - Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rush Medical College

Clinical Expertise

Anal cancer
Anal fissure
Cancer prevention and screening
Colonic motility disorders
Colorectal cancer
Colorectal surgery, sphincter-preserving
Constipation surgery
Crohn's disease
Defecation disorders
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
Familial adenomatous polyposis
Fecal incontinence
Hemorrhoid surgery
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic pouch surgery
Pilonidal disease
Robotic surgery
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Ulcerative colitis

Academics & Publications

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center. In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at Rush University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.


Advocate Physician Partners
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Affiliated Physician Group
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Great-West Healthcare
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
IlliniCare YouthCare
Indiana Health Network
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Mercy Physician Association
Meridian Health Plan
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare
University of Chicago Health Plans
University of Illinois at Chicago

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network before your visit. If you schedule an appointment and your provider is not in network with your insurance, your out of pocket liability may be higher than expected.

Ratings and Reviews

Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (risks, benefits, etc.)
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Aug 2021
I absolutely loved this doctor. She made a potentially very uncomfortable appointment not so bad at all.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Apr 2021
Superb clinician. Extremely personable. Highest competence.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Mar 2021
Dr Dana was amazing. I wish I had gone to her in the beginning. I'm devastated I didn't. she has the best bedside manner. she stayed with me and answered all my questions. she explained everything in detail, and gave me hope. she was amazing and I will refer her forever. Dr Dana is outstanding and I really appreciate her.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr Hayden was extremely open and honest in her assessment of my condition.I felt very confident in her knowledge and experience.She told me what my options were and allowed me to make my own decisions as to how I would proceed in choosing my treatment plan.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Jan 2021
Dr. Hayden was kind, listened to my concerns, was informative & gave me the time I needed! She made me feel valued!
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Nov 2020
Dr. Hayden explained everything she was doing or going to do - very thoroughly & appropriately without being too matter of fact or patronizing!
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Dr. Hayden is the best!! She answers all of my questions & addresses any concerns.
A Patient at Rush University Medical Center - Oct 2020
Dr Hayden is an excellent doctor with outstanding bedside (deskside) manner

Call (888) 352-7874 for help arranging an appointment

Primary location
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
Rush Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 1138
Chicago, IL, 60612