Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD

Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o
(28)

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Dr. Merick Kirshner, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery.

Cardiovascular Consultants

3805 E Bell Rd Ste 3100

Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kirshner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Kirshner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirshner "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 practice in Arizona with locations valley wide, a CVC office is sure to be conveniently located close to you. At CVC, our goal is to enhance quality-of-life, promote cardiovascular awareness and deliver the best patient care. By providing open, honest communication, our physicians give you the knowledge to be comfortable and in control of your healthcare. The CVC physicians and staff respect the integrity of every patient relationship and strive for continuous improvement and advancements in cardiovascular technology and care. CVC offers state-of-the-art testing and consultations at our offices, including vascular and cardiac ultrasound, nuclear cardiology, and electrophysiology. Our physician staff also includes cardiothoracic surgeons to best serve our patient community. Our highly-trained physicians offer a full spectrum of options for non-invasive and invasive cardiac procedures. We look forward to assisting you in all your cardiovascular healthcare needs."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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47  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirshner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirshner's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirshner to family and friends
28 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Kirshner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...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...more
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Dr Kirshner saved my life when others were recommending my wife look into to Hospice for me. He didn't promise anything but said he thought he could help. I trusted him and here I am 4 years later still alive and living a good life. Thank you, Dr. Kirshner.
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