Dr. Gary Birken, MD

Dr. Gary Birken, MD

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Dr. Gary Birken, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in pediatric surgery.Read his story

Memorial Division of Pediatric General Surgery

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 555

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
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. Birken's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Appendicitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birken treats Appendicitis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Birken treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birken performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Birken performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birken performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Birken performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Birken's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenalectomy
All Lymphoma
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Autoimmune Diseases
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Bile Duct Procedure
Blood Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Burn Injuries
Cancer
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Empyema
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Testicular Lesion
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Frenectomy
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hepatectomy
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hodgkin's Disease
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Atresia
Kidney Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Meckel's Diverticulum
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Osteosarcoma
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pectus Excavatum
Pilonidal Cyst
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Pyloric Stenosis
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Second-Degree Burns
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Nerve Block
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Testicular Cancer
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Traumatic Brain Injury
Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Physicians In Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery perform a wide variety of emergency and elective procedures for pediatric patients. From infancy to adolescence, we provide exceptional medical care ...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Education

  • 1986
    Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1986
  • 1984
    Ohio State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1984
  • 1979
    Ohio State University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1979
  • 1978
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School
    1978

Languages

  • French
  • English

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Dr. Birken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birken

5.0

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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I have only praise and thanks for Dr Birken who accepted a challenge of removing a large cystic hygroma from my son 29 years ago. My son is now a practicing attorney. May God continue to guide your hands and life.
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Memorial Division of Pediatric General Surgery

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    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Insurance accepted

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

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Memorial Healthcare System
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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