Dr. Hetal Karsan, MD

Dr. Hetal Karsan, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Hetal Karsan, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Alpharetta, GA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

3400 Old Milton Pkwy Bldg 380

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Contact Information

(770) 569-0777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Abdominal Disorders
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more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Karsan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karsan "Dr. Karsan is a graduate of Indiana University, where he won awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for undergraduate biomedical research. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete both his internship and residency at Boston University Medical Center and served as Chief Medical Resident. Following his residency, he completed clinical fellowships in both gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. While at UCLA, Dr. Karsan received additional specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures, including ERCPs, interventional endoscopy, and liver transplantation. He also pursued advanced clinical research training at UCLA and conducted clinical research in gastroenterology with several world-renowned physicians. At UCLA, Dr. Karsan was nominated for Teaching Fellow of the Year by the Department of Internal Medicine and received awards including the American Gastroenterological Association Gastroenterology Research Group Award. He has been the guest speaker at various national and international medical conferences for more than a decade. In addition, he has been featured as a medical expert on WebMD and has been interviewed in print by the Associated Press and also has been featured in television and radio interviews. While in practice, Dr. Karsan has authored three peer-reviewed gastroenterology textbooks. In addition, he has written more than a dozen manuscripts published in well-known medical journals and serves on the editorial boards of several gastroenterology journals, including both his role as associate editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology and as editor of the publication's notable Red Section. As a result of his published work, he directs a national Gastroenterology Board Review CME course annually in Los Angeles for physicians seeking to obtain or maintain their medical board certifications in gastroenterology. Dr. Karsan also actively maintains three separate medical board certifications. Dr. Karsan is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association. Moreover, he has also been elected fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine – a position awarded to him by the dean of the university's medical school. He joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2003 and is actively involved in clinical research for his primary focus of patient care."


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  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Transplant Hepatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Indiana University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Boston University MC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Ucla Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karsan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karsan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karsan to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Karsan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in atlanta, ga |
Dr. Karsan is an excellent practitioner. He is caring, compassionate, very succinct in his explanations and thoughtful about the procedures he might need to recommend. I am a medical office administrator so I have worked with physicians my entire career. He would rank at the very top by virtue of his knowledge and his approach to care and diagnostics. So happy to have landed with him several years ago. I can see why his staff is so dedicated and upbeat.
in Alpharetta, GA |
Dr. Karson is knowlegeable. professional. friendly. and in every respect a great doctor. it is a pleasure to have an appointment with him and i highly recommend him.to family and friends. mpe
Atlanta, GA |
Dr Karson really changed my life when he diagnosed the cause of my misery for many years and put me on the proper medication. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and to try to help.Also everyone in his office is friendly and welcoming , and they return my calls promptly.
in Marietta, GA |
I highly recommend Dr. Karsan without reservation. He has treated me for esophagus problems resulting from years of untreated GERD and acid reflux. He has performed two endoscopies and one preventive colonoscopy on me in the past two years. He has always been very responsive and professional, and he has communicated well to me.
in Alpharetta, GA |
Dr. Karsan is always the professional! He is straight forward and is an excellent doctor. I would and have recommended him to friends
in Lilburn |
Very thorough and patient driven. Appears to personally care about patient's well being.
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Dr. Karsan accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Karsan has admitting privileges

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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