Dr. Michael Beckenstein, MD

Dr. Michael Beckenstein, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Beckenstein, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 610

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 933-9308

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Reconstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Beckenstein "My staff and I strive for excellence by applying our knowledge, expertise, experience, skills, and judgment to the field of plastic surgery. We are committed to rendering compassionate and competent care in the pursuit of the restoration of aesthetics, form, function, and spirit. I assure you that my staff and I are highly committed, and will expend all of our energies to achieve these goals for you!"


  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Liposuction
  • Mastectomy
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Revision Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center-General Surgery Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Case Western Reserve University-Plastic Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center-General Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Aesthetic Surgery / Breast Reconstruction Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Pa-Breast Reconstruction Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Case Western Reserve University-Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Georgetown University Medical Center-Breast Reconstruction / Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Leading Providers Plastic Surgeons of the United States by Goldline Research, 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - EVMS (Charter Member), 1987
  • Achievement Award for Academic Excellence in Surgery(Opsite) - SBMC, June 1992
  • American Cancer Society Life Saver Inspiration Award, 2006
  • BMW Ultimate Drive Local Hero Award, 2008
  • Who's Who in Upcoming Professionals, 1990
  • Sandoz Pharmacology Award - EVMS, 1987
  • Physicians Choice Award - AMA, 1990, 1993
  • Patient Choice by Castle Connolly, 2009
  • America's Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council, 2004, 2005
  • Best of Birmingham Plastic Surgery, 2008, 2009
  • Excellent Clinical Presentation: Resident's Competition - OVPRS, 1994
  • Herbert Schulte Award for Excellence in Surgery - SBMC, 1991
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Beckenstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beckenstein to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Beckenstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Opelika, AL |
Dr. Beckenstein is one of the best physicians I have ever worked with. He truly cared about me from the very start of my treatment until the end of my time with him. If I ever need any type of reconstruction or plastic surgery completed again I will use him and I highly recommend him to everyone.
in Boaz, AL |
I have been a patient of Dr Beckenstein for 9 years and he is the best plastic surgeon! I have the utmost confidence in him! He has always been there for me when I need him! He also has an awesome staff! I wouldn't use anyone else because he is the BEST! Also the most caring Dr I have ever seen!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Beckenstein accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Beckenstein has admitting privileges

Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
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St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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