Dr. Ronald Kirshner, MD

Dr. Ronald Kirshner, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Ronald Kirshner, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1415 Portland Ave Ste 240

Rochester, NY 14621

Contact Information

(585) 922-3260

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
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Dr. Kirshner accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kirshner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kirshner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kirshner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (585) 922-3260.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Kirshner treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Heart Surgery
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kirshner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ronald Kirshner, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Temple University...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1979
U Rochester
Internship Hospital
1978
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Ronald Kirshner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kirshner frequently treats Cardiac Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Kirshner specializes.

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Dr. Kirshner's office is located at 1415 Portland Ave Ste 240, Rochester, NY 14621. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kirshner's Reviews

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4.5

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Dr. Kirschner came highly recommended to me, although I was warned he was gruff...and such. I didn't see that at all. He explained the surgery to me in detail, asked me several times if I had questions, was very kind and compassionate. He has my complete faith and confidence. No 2nd opinions needed.
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Batavia, NY – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr Kirshner performed open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve less than a week ago, I cannot stress enough how professional and capable he is as a surgeon. Many people do not like his outwardly gruff nature, but at no point did I feel he wasn't the best man for the job. I had a secondary emergency surgery immediately following the first, I could never repay him for all he has done for me and my family. If you want a surgeon that you can trust with your life he is the man for you.
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Shane in Ithaca, NY – Nov 23, 2016
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In the 15 minutes that I saw him, he checked his cell phone twice. Dr. Kirshner was evasive and dismissive, not answering my questions about the open heart surgery (cardiac myectomy). He walked out of the interview. To have this surgery is not an option for me. Rochester, NY would have been much more convenient for me and for my family. My primary care physician and my cardiologist are happier with my choice of the Cleveland Clinic. Following my visit and assessment there, so am I.
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Rochester, NY – Jul 04, 2016
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Dr. Kirshner performed emergency open heart surgery saving my life. I can't thank him enough for allowing me to continue to live my life. He is the best in his profession and I was blessed to have him by my side.
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Michelle Hohler in Rochester, NY – Jun 03, 2016
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Locations

Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Sands Heart Institute - Cardiac Surgery1415 Portland Ave Ste 240 Rochester, NY 14621
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Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)