Dr. Peter Birnbaum, MD

Dr. Peter Birnbaum, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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59 y/o
(29)

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Dr. Peter Birnbaum, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Saint Agnes Care

1377 E Herndon Ave Ste 104

Fresno, CA 93720
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Birnbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birnbaum treats Heart Disease more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Birnbaum's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular Disease
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Impella Device
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dedicated to excellence in patient care.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1993
Broussais Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, Paris, France
Fellowship Hospital
1993
St. Michael's Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto, Canada
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University of Toronto, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Canada
Residency Hospital
1989
Queens University, General Surgery, Chief Resident, Kingston, Canada
Residency Hospital
1988
Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Toronto, Canada
1985
Toronto General Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Canada
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
McMaster University
Undergraduate School
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Master of Science
1993
1993
1992
1989
1988
1985
1984
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellowship, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada - Moderator, Club Mitral, Broussais Hospital, Paris, France, 1993
  • Physicians' Services Inc. Resident Research Paper Award - "YAG Laser Fulguration for Palliation of Rectal Tumors", 1990

Media & Publications

  • Direct right atrial catheter insertion with video-assisted thoracic surgery, 1996
  • Is the incidence of recurrent carotid artery stenosis influenced by the choice of the surgical technique? Carotid endarterectomy versus saphenous vein bypass, 1994

Dr. Birnbaum's Reviews

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Dr. Birnbaum did a fantastic job!! He answered ALL of my family and I's questions. He would check my levels 3-4 times a night while I was in the hospital. Communicated daily with my family about my progress and prognosis. He spent more time at my bedside after surgery than he did during surgery...Read More
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This Dr. Birnbaum is the ultimate Dr. Not only is he extremely competent at his profession, he is truly a wonderful caring human being. His office and staff are wonderful and efficient. None of this nonsense of waiting a hour or more for your appointment. Dr. Birnbaum and his staff are prompt...Read More
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After receiving what seemed a 'scary diagnosis' we were referred to Dr Birnbaum. Several visits and a series of tests later and surgery to replace a aortic valve was recommended. Dr explained procedure thoroughly and by the following Monday surgery had been performed. Surgery went great! She...Read More
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I would highly recommend Dr. Birmbaum for anyone needing to go through heart surgery. He explained everything thoroughly to myself and my family. He was honest with me every step of the way. He did an awesome job and I feel stronger for it
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Dr. Birnbaum was very kind and made an unexpected surgery go smoothly. I was shocked and scared and the whole office was very helpful, patient, and comforting. I never felt rushed or like just another patient. He took time to explain what was wrong and what was going to happen next, to fix the...Read More
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Saint Agnes Care

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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