Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 61

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Aurora, CO and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 1985. She is affiliated with medical facilities Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birnbaum to book an appointment.

Dr. Birnbaum

Uchealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus

1635 Aurora Ct Fl 6 Aurora, CO 80045
Telehealth services available

Compare with other Colorectal Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Birnbaum with our nearby Colorectal Surgery Specialists at The Medical Center of Aurora.

Make an appointment at The Medical Center of Aurora today at (303) 720-7109.

These providers are on the medical staff of The Medical Center of Aurora.

Dr. Birnbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birnbaum

3.8

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
65%
(13)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(5)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Birnbaum?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Office environment (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Staff friendliness (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Performed two surgeries on me in hospital, one emergency surgery. Woke up from second surgery and didn't think I was going to make it. Went from laparoscopic to open, left a giant incision. Saved my life, but was "the best they could do for me". I was yelled at after surgery for it being my fault. She is hard and fierce, and does not like negative outcomes. Still dealing with severe complications from the surgery, and having multiple near life death bleeding episodes after everything.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Denver, CO – Jul 28, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
Excellent clinician and surgeon. Answers questions, professional and very skilled. Operated me emergently with very good outcome. Even called me at home to check on me post-op. Very considerate Would recommend her for future surgeries .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Denver – May 16, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Birnbaum saved my intestinal function, and possibly my life, when I was a patient at Jewish Hospital in the 1990s. When attempts to treat my diverticulitis failed, she performed extensive surgery to remove the infected section of colon and clear the infected area of infection. Three months later she reconnected my colon. 6 months later I ran my first 10k. I had little reason for office visits but always found Dr Birnbaum's friendly and helpful and her own bedside manner exceptional.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Chris Arbak in Gig Harbor, WA – Oct 31, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
She saved my life. She never gave up on me even when the cause of my health problem couldn't be found. My bowel was radiated to death by a local rad dr. who burnt my insides up. She did everything possible to put me back together as my body tissue fell apart in her hands. thank you doc sincerely Carolyn your trouble child
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Carolyn Foltz in Dongola, IL – Jul 07, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
Absolute rockstar.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Andy Watts in Springfield, MO – May 31, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
This doctor made me cry. I had had 2 unsuccessful surgeries and countless tests by the time I went to see her. She got offended because I asked her questions. She's rude, more concerned about her ego, and couldn't have cared less about me. And for this I paid $40? She's a jerk; the only medical office she should be in is one with a psychiatrist sitting across ftom her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
LP in St. Louis, MO – Mar 14, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
Has bedside manner of a rabid raccoon. Horrible antagonizing,elitist,and patronizing attitude. She never received my records from the hospital and said what am i suppose to do get them myself?..So she never saw results of any of my tests. She over talked me focused on blaming me for forgetting my bowel record she gave me from last visit. She ended the horrible visit w/ You'll always have this problem,it will always be this bad , and there is no procedure for you. Depression jus sky rocketed
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Feb 24, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?
Reply Flag
She couldn't care less about the infection I got after she operated on me, nor the fact that my primary is the one who had to prescribe meds to treat it. She has a horrible bedside manner, and rushes through appointments. I wouldn't recommend her to anyone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Helpful
Tom in St. Louis, Missouri – Feb 09, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Birnbaum?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Aurora, CO and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1991
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Li Jewish Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Birnbaum has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Birnbaum accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Birnbaum frequently treats Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal, Constipation, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Birnbaum treats.

Where is Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Birnbaum's office is located at 1635 Aurora Ct Fl 6, Aurora, CO 80045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Birnbaum's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Birnbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum performs Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Birnbaum performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum treats Constipation more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Birnbaum treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Colectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum performs Colectomy more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Birnbaum performs this procedure more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Birnbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Birnbaum accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(720) 848-2700

Dr. Birnbaum accepts the following insurance:

Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Practice

Uchealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct Fl 6 Aurora, CO 80045
1

Limited To Official Government Duties On

University of Colorado Medical Center12631 E 17th Ave Rm 6001 Aurora, CO 80045
2