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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Firstenberg is Good. Dr. Firstenberg has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.5
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.3
Follows Up After Visit 4.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Firstenberg, MD is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 10 areas:
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Myocardial Infarction

Education & Awards

Dr. Firstenberg graduated from Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland. He has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)


Dr. Firstenberg has 12 hospital affiliations:

  • James Cancer Hosp And Solove Rsch Inst 
  • Cleveland Clinic 

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael Firstenberg MD is a male Surgeon, has 16 years of experience and practices in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Michael Firstenberg practice?
Dr. Michael Firstenberg has 3 office locations.
Dr. Michael Firstenberg practices Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Akron, OH.
Additional practice locations include: Mount Vernon, OH and Bucyrus, OH.
See Akron Surgeons and Akron Cardiothoracic Surgeons.