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About Dr. Michael S Firstenberg
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Akron, OH. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Firstenberg is affiliated with Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Firstenberg has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg has the following 2 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg has the following 15 expertise
- Mitral Valve Insufficiency
- Diabetes Complications
- Aortic Valve Insufficiency
- Heart Failure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiac Surgical Procedures
- Coronary Disease
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
- Varicose Veins
- Left Ventricular Dysfunction
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Myocardial Infarction
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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At 53 years old, had a bad EKG, needed bypass surgery. I started doing my research for a great doctor. The selection is limited. When I met Dr. Firstenberg, he was brutally honest, very confident and extremely smart. I instantly believed that he could do this job, better then anyone. He made this horrible experience, better. I waited a year to give this review, not knowing what the outcome for me would be. He fixed my broken heart and I will be forever grateful. He rocks and so does his staff.
Dr Firstenberg took awesome care of me and spoke to me using "laymans terms" which allowed me to understand what was going on and how things should progress..(he didnt use BIG MEDICAL WORDS that non medical people would know) Always showed alot of empathy with me during the trying times of healing after surgery. Thank you to him and his staff as well as the team of wonderful nurses at OSU Ross Heart Hospital..
Dr. Firstenberg presented a lecture today to physicians and other health professionals in another part of the country. I helped coordinate his visit. He was very decent and collaborative to work with (not all are), he spoke passionately and eloquently about his work, and clearly was asked to speak because of his expertise. I'd be willing to go to him or send a family member.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
Dr. Firstenberg is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Aultcare HMO
- Aultcare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- Buckeye Ambetter Balanced
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- HealthSpan Access PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
- MMOH SuperMed POS Select
- MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- SummaCare Connect Fully Insured
- SummaCare Select Fully Insured
The Health Plan of Upper OH
- Health Plan of Upper Ohio PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCardiothoracic Surgery Specialists, 75 Arch St Ste 407, Akron, OH
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