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 33 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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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

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 in ...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Birken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birken

5.0

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Memorial Healthcare System
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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