Dr. Michael Ginsburg

Interventional Radiology
South Bend, IN
14 years experience male

Locations

Beacon Medical Group Interventional Radiology and Vascular Specialists

South Bend, IN

Address

100 Navarre Place Ste 5500,, South Bend, IN, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross of California

Medicare

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About

Bio

Dr. Ginsburg is a double board certified in Vascular & Interventional Specialist who received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed Radiology residency training at the University of Chicago, followed by a Vascular & Interventional Radiology fellowship at Stanford. Dr. Ginsburg makes it a priority to educate and engage his patients from the first moment he meets them. He takes the time to explain the clinical reasoning behind work up required to make an accurate & timely diagnosis and his individualized approach to tailoring patient's treatment. Moreover, an increased understanding puts patients in a better position to make informed decisions regarding their healthcare, leading to improved outcomes.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Interventional Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

Licenses

United States: California, Illinois, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, Russian

Doctor Q&A

207 Answers
325 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Rest & take it easy: Renal embolization is a minimally invasive effective treatment for renal angiomyolipoma in a setting of acute management of bleeding & prophylaxi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Are you symptomatic?: Lung hyperexpansion can be a sign of obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), asthma or just artifactual appearance on radiograph. If you are experiencin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Unrelated - see GI : Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is a minimally invasive treatment for fibroid tumors of the uterus. Fibroids are benign tumors that arise from the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Too many to list: There are multitude of reasons for right lower quadrant pain including gastrointestinal, gynecological and urological. Key to evaluate abdominal pain ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need more evaluation: See a sport medicine or orthopedic doctor. You might have soft tissue injury like a strained or torn ligament that x-ray wouldn't pick up. They may re... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Depends: Why was the ct scan performed in the first place? What kind of liver lesions were identified? Was any type of follow up recommended by the radiology d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Whats your complaint: Ct can show a lot of abnormalities if they exist. Fatty liver is often associated with alcohol or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
One week: The best time of your cycle to do a mammogram or breast ultrasound is going to be when your period is over, maybe the week after your period is done w... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Talk to your Doctor: Sclerotic bone lesions involving multiple bones in a patient with known malignancy is highly concerning for bone metastasis (spread of tumor to the bo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need more details: The "issues" you are talking about are very non specific and can be pretty much anything under the sun. Mri of brain images the entire brain includi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Lab work + symptoms : Diagnosis is made by detecting elevated levels of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies in the blood.Thyroid stimulating hormone, free t3&t4, anti thyrogl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Depends: While day 14 of your cycle is a really good time to get pregnant. It's impossible to get pregnant from oral sex alone.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Too many to list: Chest has many organs that can cause chest pain - lungs, heart, pleural and pericardial lining, esophagus, great vessels, nerves, bones, muscles to na... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
It is possible : There 4 types of knee bursitis- suprapatellar, prepatellar, infrapatellar and pes anserine. Bursitis may be due to trauma, infection or inflammation. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Knee Pain&Swelling: Both anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the tibial plateau (tibial bone). A tear tend to cause kn... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
It definitely can : COPD represents a spectrum of obstructive airway diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In chronic bronchitis, ct may show bronchial wal... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Very Unlikely: 99% of the time, a headache (ha) isn't cancer. It's a stress ha, migraine, sinuses or other benign cause. We can't say for 100% its not tumor and few... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Take it now: The anticoagulant effect of warfarin/coumadin persists beyond 24 hours. If you missed a dose of wafarin at the intended time of day, you should take t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Go back to ER : If you have severe abdominal pain you should go to emergency room! especially, if it has gotten worse since your last ct. Although, ct is an excellent... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
MRI is the best test: While ultrasound can show a meniscal tear it is has lower specificity and some false-positive diagnoses. Therefore, to avoid unnecessary arthroscopy a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Depends: There many types of testicular cancers. The growth rate will depend on the type of tumor and how aggressive it is. Sometimes difficult to predict.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Difficult to say: Difficult to say without seeing the images. Try to provide more details and describe more history. Consult with your doctor regarding more specific co... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
See a Neurologist: You need to see a neurologist! based on his/her evaluation further tests are probably going to be recommended.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
It definitely can: It definitely can, although more detailed information and comprehensive overall picture can be obtained from ct or mri. "the potential value of transa... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
To Confirm Benignity: Ultrasound is the primary and preferred imaging modality in evaluation of adnexal/ovarian cysts. It can correctly categorize majority of adnexal/ovari... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Good question: You really want to detect avn in early stage to enable early intervention and avoid prosthetic hip replacement! more important question is how sensiti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need further eval!: Fibroids are very common benign masses of uterus. They may cause feeling of pelvic heaviness or pressure symptoms on adjacent structures such as urina... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Early treatment with: Early treatment with blood thinners is important to prevent a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, but does not treat the existing clot. Early in trea... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Gynecomastia is the most common abnormality in the male breast. Clinically, it pres... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need further work up: Given your young age (24) and poorly controlled hypertension on two meds you should get evaluated in a tertiary care center by hypertension specialist... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Mean Cell Volume: You probably meant mcv. Mean corpuscular volume or mean cell volume - MCV is a measure of the average red blood cell volume. In case of anemia - it ca... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
In the right patient: Yes, in the appropriate clinical setting of 2nd, 3rd line and salvage therapy. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT/Y-90) is recommended for che... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
MRI is the best test: MRI is the best diagnostic test to tell how many fibroids you've and the precise size & position of each fibroid (submucous, intramural, subserous... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Septal bounce: The septal bounce is a paradoxical motion of the interventricular septum initially directed towards and then away from the left ventricle during diast... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Excellent Attitude : Exercise is an excellent way to increase circulation, reduce swelling, as well as help you feel invigorated. Aerobic exercise will likely also incre... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Radioembolization: Yttrium-90 radioembolization delivers high levels of radiation to hepatic tumors by depositing Y-90 impregnated microspheres directly via the arteries... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Herniated Disk: Neuroforaminal narrowing refers to a reduction in the size of the opening in the spinal column through which the spinal nerve exits. When this opening... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Need follow up U/S: Normally, the yolk sac appears as a circular structure with anechoic center ; surrounding uniform well defined wall. An irregular (abnormally shaped) ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
See a Neurologist: See a neurologist for complete medical history (with special attention to your headaches), physical ; neurological examination. Correct diagnosis is n... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
See a Doctor: You described symptoms that raise a red flag for giant cell arteritis. But, you are too young, it's exceedingly rare in individuals <50 years old -... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Appendiceal Stump: One possibility is ct visualization of an apendiceal stump. This is a residual appendix from incomplete appendectomy most commonly occurs when the app... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Enlarged lymph node: There many causes of lymph node enlargement. Lymph nodes help your body recognize and fight infections. So infections are the most common cause of swo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Case to Tumor board: Your case has to be discussed in detail at a multidisciplinary tumor conference at a well known academic center. The desicion has to be made based on ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Many causes: Although in many cases the cause isn't apparent, dilated cardiomyopathy is likely the result of damage to the myocardium by variety of infectious, met... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Few possibilities: Causes of hypokalemia include fluid losses in the form of diarrhea, vomiting, & even excessive sweating, medication induced from laxatives or diur... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Go to Emergency Room: You require immediate medical attention! while there are few alternative differential considerations, I am concerned for possible ruptured appendiciti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Small to No Risk!: The jury is still out on whether there is a very small cancer risk with low dose medical radiation. The fears associated with the concept of linear no... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Probably not: If there is no nodule seen on the most recent exam then there is really nothing to follow up. Thyroid is a superficial organ so it's easily scanned wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Was MRI considered?: Did you get a biopsy? What was the diagnosis? Mri should be definitely considered. Mri is capable of accurately evaluating the extent of infiltrating ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 14 years experience
Reduce symptoms: Birth control pills can be used to decrease the menstrual cramps and quantity of bleeding caused by uterine fibroids because they decrease the product... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 29, 2013
Dr. Ginsburg's answers are a role model for us all. His answers indicate a keen intellect, a studied scholar, and a wealth of clinical knowledge. He is a great asset to Healthtap, raising the quality ...Read More
Jun 29, 2014
Very clear answers on HealthTap. I recommend Dr. Ginsburg.
Oct 21, 2013
Very knowledgeable. I trust his answers. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Mammagram scheduled soon. Dont understand why nodule is seen xray & why pain is in exact spot as nodule? Ct was fine. ??
HealthTap member
No anthro mr. The pain is unbearable when throwing a ball. I was told to try pt but don't see how that will stop pain that's been here for 6
HealthTap member
The scan was of my lower back. Haven't been able to afford another scan of my hips yet. I've had lower back issues for more than 10 years.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

University of Chicago

Residency

University of Chicago (NorthShore)
Completed 2010

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Award
Magna cum laude Medical School Graduation
Pinsky Award for Scientific Poster Session, Chicago Radiological Society

Affiliations

Society of Interventional Radiology
American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
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