Dr. Heather Karu, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
(14)
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Dr. Heather Karu, MD
Dr. Heather Karu, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Sioux Falls, SD. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Karu is affiliated with Sanford USD Medical Center.

1500 W 22nd St Ste 104

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Contact Information

(605) 328-0000

Dr. Heather Karu, MD

Dr. Heather Karu, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Breast Diseases
high
more than 90% of peers
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
high
more than 87% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
14

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
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Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

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

  • Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karu to family and friends
4.5
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Karu'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 (3)
in IA |
Dr. Karu is amazing. She is incredibly knowledgeable and so very kind. Her staff is amazing as well. They take all the time I need to answer any questions. I have no doubt I am in good hands. I cannot say enough good things about her. I drive nearly 4 hours to see her, it is worth evry mile to have peace about my provider.
in North Dakota |
Dr. Karu performed reconstructive surgery at the time of my NSM for breast cancer using a newer technique that was not being done locally. I sought her out based on her experience with direct-to-implant reconstruction and could not be more pleased with the entire experience. She was kind, listened attentively, provided educated options and exceptional support. I felt very well cared for and have and will continue to recommend her to others. It was well worth the travel, distance and time.
in Leola, SD |
I was diagnosed with breast cancer & Dr. Karu did the reconstruction. She is so caring & explains everything so well & has an excellent staff. She & her staff have gone over & above helping us before & after my surgery. I live a long distance from Sioux Falls but they always kept in touch & made time for me & also for my husband.
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Dr. Karu accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Karu has admitting privileges

Sanford USD Medical Center
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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