Dr. Merick S. Kirshner, MD

Dr. Merick S. Kirshner, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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.Read more

Cardiovascular Consultants, LTD
3805 E Bell Rd Ste 3100
Phoenix, AZ 85032 Get Directions
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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.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 my first open heart surgery. I highly recommend him to any patient. He is professional, genuine, and compassionate. I have a second chance in life to be with my family because of him. In my opinion fiv
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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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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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  •  Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

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 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
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Residency Hospital
    Milton S Hershey Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Pennsylvania State University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • 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 Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy