Dr. Amer Karam, MD

Dr. Amer Karam, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
(32)
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Dr. Amer Karam, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

900 Blake Wilbur Dr

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gynecologic Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karam "As a gynecologic oncologist I strive to put the patient at the center of her multidisciplinary care and provide the most caring, leading-edge cancer treatments."
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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Dysplasia
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fibroid Tumor Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Surgery for Endometriosis

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • American University Of Beirut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Ucla Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karam to family and friends
4.6
based on 32 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Karam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Jose, CA |
Dr. Karam and his team are among the most wonderful people I have met in my life. Hospital anxiety dissipates when one is around these people. Dr. Karam is a special blend, kind and caring human being with the magic and power of a brilliant and skilled surgeon. Thank you Dr. Karam.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
Dr. Karam is the best doctor I have ever encountered, and being a health-care professional myself, I have met and worked with hundreds of doctors. He is the perfect blend of brilliant, skilled (surgically), funny, patient and very kind. He is genuine and easy to approach. He treats you like a friend and it's easy to forget that he is a brilliant intellect with the ability to literally save lives on a daily basis. Anyone would be lucky to have Dr. Karam as their physician.
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Dr. Karam accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Karam has admitting privileges

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