Dr. Peter L. Birnbaum, MD

Dr. Peter L. Birnbaum, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Fresno, CA |
Not crazy about any Doctor denial I imagine ! Dr Birnbaum saved my life straight to the point no BS and in a caring way !! Hope I do not have to see him again under medical circumstances but if I do it must be him !!
in Clovis, Ca |
Having open heart surgery is nothing to be taken lightly and brings on worries and fears. Dr. Birnbaum thoroughly explained the procedures and all that would be happening to me before, during and after the surgery. I was a typical textbook case and very few unexpected events occurred so I recovered quickly and without complications. Dr. Birnbaum suggested I enter a cardiac rehab program and am so thankful I did. As far as I am concerned, he gave me my life back.
in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Peter Birnbaum is an extremely competent and compassionate cardiothoracic surgeon. My pre-operative appointments with Dr. Birnbaum and his staff were respectful, efficient, and many of my fears were allayed. While I was in the hospital the visits by Dr. Birnbaum and his staff cheered me. I felt that my post-operative care was being closely monitored. Dr. Birnbaum, his staff, and the St. Agnes hospital staff were all pulling for my full recovery. I am glad that I chose you as my surgeion.
in Clovis, CA |
I would recommend Dr. Birnbaum without hesitation to anyone needing a cardiac surgeon. Brilliant.
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular 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
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Toronto General Hospital, Division Of Cardiovascular Surgery, Canada

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Queens University, General Surgery, Chief Resident, Kingston, Canada

    Completed in 1989

    University Of Toronto, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Canada

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Broussais Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, Paris, France

    Completed in 1993

    St. Michael's Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto, Canada

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    McMaster University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Other Education
    Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Toronto, Canada

    Completed in 1988

    Institute Of Medical Science, University Of Toronto, Master Of Science

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • 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
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  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dedicated to excellence in patient care.