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Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD

Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery ·  Male · Age 54


Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery.


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Dr. Kirshner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Aneurysm more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirshner treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kirshner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd. provides the most effective, efficient and compassionate cardiovascular care through research, education and a full continuum of patient care to the satisfaction of those we serve. As the largest cardiovascular practi...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Fellowship Hospital
Pennsylvania State University
Internship Hospital
1995
Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1990

Awards

Dr. Kirshner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirshner

4.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
96.55172413793103%
(28)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
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I had my open heart surgery on March-09-2018. Dr. Kirshner is my heart surgeon. An excellent one. He made me feel very comfortable from the very first visit. I highly recommend him to any patient. Thank you for saving my life and also thanks to all the staff that helped me at Abrazo Arrowhead...Read More
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He is my heart surgeon. I am alive today because of him. Him and his nurse are the best we have ever met. I would recomend any one who wants a world class heart doctor to go to him.
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Dr. Kirshner successfully repaired a mitral valve for my mom, who is 75 years old. He was informative, personable, kind and explained everything so that we could understand the procedure. He was confident, easy to talk to and showed compassion. He never made us feel like we were rushed when asking...Read More
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Dr. Kirshner performed Aortic valve replacement surgery on me in 2011. He did such an excellent job I was able to regain my first class FAA flight physical 1 year later. I would highly recommend him. If you would find yourself in similar circumstances or any required heart surgery.
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This is my five star review for Dr. Kirshner. I had my open heart surgery on 4/18/2016 and had several valves replacement. My procedure was invasive, but his precise ability was top-quality which allowed him to complete my operation with ease. I am very particular person, especially since this was...Read More
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