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Dr. Michael Ginsburg

Interventional Radiology
Pleasant Prairie, WI
13 years experience male

Locations

Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital

Pleasant Prairie, WI

Address

9555 76th St,, Pleasant Prairie, WI, US
Directions

My office hours

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross of California

Medicare

Aetna

UNICARE

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About

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

206 Answers
324 Agrees
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Less likely: Sounds like your symptoms are positional and may relate to condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo that can be further evaluated by a n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Good questions: Where you are on the transplant list depends on how sick your liver is. To estimate the function of the liver meld score is calculated (model for end ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
It's concerning : While t2/flair signal hyper-intensities are not very specific and may represent many things, if you are 21 y/o it's concerning as you shouldn't have a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Vascular specialist : Diabetic foot ulcers occur as a result of various factors, such as peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. The management of this con... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Almost all do: 99% of stones are radiopaque and therefore visualized by computed tomography. There are rare renal stones (i.e. Indinavir) that usually do not show up... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
It is possible : The most common symptoms of bladder cancer include: -blood or blood clots in the urine . Usually it is not painful. -but, occasionally people can... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: Finding a liver lesion on ct depends on the attenuation difference between the lesion and normal liver.On noncontrast ct many liver lesions usually ar... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: It difficult to say without actually seeing the image and knowing your history. It may simply be a variation of normal given the mild gradation. Incre... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Many Options: There are multiple treatment options for HCC that are selected in a multidisciplinary approach based on staging & therapy stratification. Most pat... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Ovarian Mass Work Up: Ovarian mass presents a special diagnostic challenge, in part because benign etiologies greatly outnumber malignant ones. Determination of a degree of... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Why are you worried?: What is it that makes you worried about possible liver or renal (kidney) cancer? What kind of imaging was already done (contrast enhanced MRI or multi... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Acute - Sudden Onset: Acute stroke refers to a stroke that has just occurred. Ischemic stroke may be hyperacute (based on sudden onset neurological symptoms and imaging fin... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Need Full neuro eval: You need to see a movement disorder specialist, basically a specialized neurologist. Before your appointment, make a list of your signs or symptoms... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Making sure its not : The calcification, if not a mobile stone, may represent mural calcification (gallbladder wall calcification), porcelain gallbladder, rare condition be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
You Need Treatment : You need to see an endocrinologist and should not delay treatment any further! there are many manifestations of hyperthyroidism including weight/hair ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Good question: 80% of global average exposure of humans to ionizing radiation comes from nature (cosmic radiation, radon gas...). The remaining 20% results from expo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
On rare occasions : On rare occasions, we can see soft tissue/bone lesions on MRI that have non specific findings, while a radiograph (x-ray) may have a specific finding ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Restricted motion : Tarsal bones are bones in the back of the foot. In tarsal coalition abnormal connection develops between two tarsal bones. This abnormal connection, w... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Good question : If renal function is normal, adverse affects are very unlikely.The frequency of all acute adverse events after an injection of gadolinium ranges from ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Fluid intake & Diet: The first step in prevention is to understand what's causing the stones to form. Once the type of stone is identified, special modifications in eating... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Yes!: It can definitely grow and the growth is very concerning. If testicular lump is detected and especially if its growing, immediate medical attention is... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: If you already had multiple ct scans in the past all showing these small sub-centimeter liver lesions and these were stable (have not increased in siz... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
One possibility: If the "water baloon" happens closer to the shoulder joint it may represent a acromioclavicular joint (ac) cyst, a fluid-filled sac arising in the se... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Could be Bakers cyst: It's sounds like a baker's cyst - synovial sac of the knee joint can produce a posterior bulge, into the popliteal space, the space behind the knee. M... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Right upper abd Pain: Gallstones can be asymptomatic for years and require no therapy. If symptomatic you may experience characteristic symptom of intense pain in the uppe... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Pulsatile tinnitus : What you are describing sounds like pulsatile tinnitus - pulsating buzzing or ringing in the ear. Although most causes can be detected on ct and mri, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Imaging : There is growing evidence that CT, MRI and PET/CT are complementary rather than exclusive techniques in detection of colorectal metastasis. CT is the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Post-thrombotic synd: Post-thrombotic syndrome (pts) can occur as long-term complications of DVT and affects up-to 50% of patients following leg dvt. If the symptoms of pai... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Patient Preparation: You can't eat or drink anything at least 4-6 hours before the scan, but not more than 24 hour so it's best to schedule your test early in the morning.... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Usually Indirectly : There are many types of encephalopathy. Diagnosis of encephalopathy is frequently clinical.No set of tests give the diagnosis, but the entire clinical... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Rare disease : The treatment of choice is steroids which usually provide pain relief within 24-72 hrs of therapy initiation. Extraocular paresis takes weeks to month... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Big difference: Breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac within your breast ; is predominantly non-cancerous (benign). They don't require treatment unless large, painful or ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
See below: Anatral means anterior (this is likely voice recognition software mistake as radiologists dictate their report) and it most likely means - mass effect... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. It can be suspected on the basis of ecg; elevated inflammatory markers (crp;esr); detection of antib... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Patent = Open: In the context of you sinus ct - patent means that your sinuses are open and unobstructed (thats normal). In regards to your symptoms, you should have... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
An alternative - PAE: An alternative you should consider, if you don't want surgery (turp), is prostate artery embolization (pae). Pae is a new treatment option for men wit... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Most often not: Functional ovarian cysts don't need treatment and often go away on their own in 6 - 12 weeks. If you have frequent cysts, birth control pills can be p... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Yes If obstructing : If its an obstructing renal stone causing hydronephrosis, urinary collecting system dilatation, you are most likely also have associated symptoms of f... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Pleuritic pain can be concerning. Frequently benign, but there are few causes that need to be ruled out (i.e. Pulmonary embolism)! pleuritic pain is... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Normal variant : Persistent fetal lobulation is a normal variant seen occasionally in adult kidneys. It occurs when there is incomplete fusion of the developing renal ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Likely new pregnancy: If you already had a negative pregnancy test since your miscarriage and now using the same pregnancy kit have produced a positive results you are like... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
See neurologist : There are many causes and types of tremors. Parkinson's is only one of the causes. In order to further evaluate tremor i would recommend seeing a neur... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Get examined : Any lump-like sensation originating from the inside of the throat especially if palpable requires evaluation by a physician. Accompanying symptoms lik... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
No follow up needed: Based on your description it is a simple cyst. Simple cyst in women of reproductive age measuring more than >3 cm and less than ≤5 cm in size are usua... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Most likely benign: Statistically this is by far more likely to represent a benign incidental finding on CT. In woman of reproductive age, this most commonly represents a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Normal : Normal physiologic finding in a fertile menstruating patient.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Sonohysterogram: Uterine (endometrial) polyps are formed by the overgrowth of endometrial tissue. Polyps range in size from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. Alt... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Chemoembolization?: Tace - transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is a minimally invasive procedure done by interventional radiologist (physician). It involves administ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Definitely can be!: More people die each year from Pulmonary embolism (PE) than highway fatalities, breast cancer & AIDS combine. PE causes or contributes to 15% of a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Breast Ultrasound: Breast abscess is a rare but significant complication of mastitis that may occur during breast-feeding - non lactating women can get it too. Ultrasoun... Read More

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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
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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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