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Daniel G Danahey, MD, PhD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Dan Danahey is board certified in two inter-related specialties; Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His surgical expertise includes upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty); cosmetic and functional nasal surgery (rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty); facelift (rhytidectomy) and ear pinning (otoplasty). His dual board certification and years of experience have led him to be especially proficient in cosmetic and functional nasal surgery. The understanding of how a change in nasal appearance can dramatically affect nasal breathing is critical to achieving the optimal result. Dr. Danahey’s non-surgical expertise encompasses the use of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Belotero to rejuvenate the aging face; these are often combined with laser or chemical peel treatments.

Dr. Danahey’s thoughtful and thorough approach to patient care focuses on creating an open dialogue with each patient, answering questions and informing patients of their options. Whether a patient is seeking to improve his or her appearance, or requires healing of a serious medical condition, Dr. Danahey feels having a well-informed patient/physician partnership is of paramount importance. In keeping with his emphasis on having a patient tailored experience combined with the utmost comfort, Dr. Danahey offers the option to have certain surgical procedures done in his office under a local anesthetic.

He graduated from St. John’s University in Minnesota, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He earned both his Doctorate and a Ph.D from The Ohio State University. He completed his residency at The Ohio State University, and subsequently completed a focused fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Danahey has taught as a professor at several well-known universities, including Northwestern University Medical School. While teaching at Northwestern University, he was appointed director of Facial Plastic Surgery and trained residents in Facial Plastic Surgery techniques. He currently is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and serves as a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

For many years Dr. Danahey has volunteered his time and expertise to overseas missions, performing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries as well as craniofacial surgery. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Edward Hospital, and Central DuPage Hospital.