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Dr. Daniel M Kirgan has the following 2 specialties
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
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Dr. Kirgan operated on me for breastcancer, he was wonderfull. Have been cancer free for 12 years, but was just diagnosed on the other breast with cancer.. Can only hope that my surgent is as good as Dr Kirgen. The thing I most remember is apoligising for taking a little longer with a patient ahead of me , who had just gotten the bad news, I think this shows real caring.
When I first met Dr. Kirgan it was during the most traumatic moment of my life. The nurse had called on the phone to tell me I had Stage 4 Melanoma and that I need to get to Dr. Kirgan's office immediately. In the beginning he was heartfelt, compassionate and very informative - at least that is what I thought. Having no information about the disease, I thought surgery was the ONLY option and he didn't tell me there were other options. Didn't refer to me an oncologist before the surgery to help my make an informed decision and since he was so kind and wonderful, I didn't even think twice about letting him operate. I never, ever would have let him had I known that operating wouldn't cure the melanoma as there is no cure. More importantly, the first surgery went well, but I went home without any antibiotics, which I was later told is a doctors optional choice, but given UMC's history I would have thought he would have opted to give them, not withhold them. Needless to say three days later, I was back with a massive infection requiring an additional surgery. Immediately upon waking I knew something was wrong. I was in HORRIBLE pain but he refused to acknowledge I could possibly be in that much pain. Not his patients, Oh NO, not the incredible Dr. Kirgan. His patients are never in that much pain because he is an incredible surgeon and he knows what he is doing. I must be one of those patients seeking pain killers. Yes, I a almost 50+ grandmother with no history of drug abuse EVER suddenly has developed a pain pill addiction. My sister yelled at the nurses to provide me pain relief which they finally did but of course upon leaving the hospital the medication he prescribed was a joke because once again "I couldn't possibly be in that much pain". I tried calling the office for days and his nurse kept denying me an appointment to see him saying it was normal to feel that pain. I finally gave up, went to see my own primary care doctor who took one look at me and knew I was in horrific pain and prescribed something stronger. It took two years and many doctors to realize that during the surgery there had been damage to the nerves caused - which can happen when you are taking out lymph-nodes. It happens, it's unfortunate. The pain will be with me for the rest of my life. Could he have avoided it? I don't know, maybe, maybe not. It's just something that happens to cancer patients during lymph node removal surgery. Not all patients but enough that they say it is a potential risk. But they way he treated me, the fact that he denied me any relief from the pain. The fact that he treated me as if I was some strung out pain pill addict is unforgivable. Honestly he should have given me antibiotics and the second surgery would have never been needed in the first place. Shame on him!!!!!
Dr. Kirgan saved my life and gave me a future with my family. His staff was very courteous and helpful during a very stressful period of my life.
America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)
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Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
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Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
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Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2011, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2010, 2009, 2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2010, 2011, 2009)
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2009)
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32 Years Experience
George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 1986
Dr. Daniel M Kirgan accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HMO Nevada
- Anthem NV Choice PPO
- Anthem NV Pathway PPO
- Anthem NV Pathway X HMO Ind Direct Access
- Anthem PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health Care of Nevada PPO
Health Plan of Nevada
- Health Plan of NV HMO My HPN MIPLAN Bien Southern NV
- Health Plan of NV HMO Southern NV
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
One Health Network
- One Health Network
- Sierra Health Southern Nevada PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsUniversity Nevada School Medicine, 1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 160, Las Vegas, NV
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