Dr. Joseph Karch Jr, MD

Dr. Joseph Karch Jr, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Karch Jr, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Chester, VA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

11601 Iron Bridge Rd Ste 209

Chester, VA 23831

Contact Information

(804) 423-8467

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • C and O Employee's Hospital Association
  • Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
  • 23 More

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
more than 87% of peers
Obesity
normal
more than 59% of peers
Appendicitis
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
18

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
22

Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Villanova
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Med College Virginia Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karch Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karch Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karch Jr to family and friends
4.2
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Karch Jr'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)
Chester, VA |
My PCP told me to find a surgeon (I moved but kept my PCP) where I live. When I arrived at the office, I didn't even get a chance to finish the paperwork- he had someone scheduled for surgery at the same time as my appt. He did not get my full medical history, nor did he even ask. He doubted my diagnosis (I had since 2006) and made unprofessional comments about my PCP. Luckily, I found an awesome surgeon and never went back to this guy. His behavior caused more pain and damage to my body.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Karch. spent less than 5 minutes with me.Asked me why I didn't just get surgery from the last Surgeon as I saw as if getting a second opinion was a bad thing considering the surgery is rather severe. Also stated I don't know why this appointment had to be today (same day as referral). We went upstairs from primary to make an appointment and someone had cancelled yet he acted like we must have demanded an apt that day. He showed no sympathy.He treated us like we were not worthy of his time.
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Dr. Karch Jr accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Select
    Traditional Choice POS
    USAccess
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Federal Employee Program
    HealthKeepers Plus HMO
    KeyCare PPO
    PAR Traditional
    SmartValue Classic
    SmartValue Plus
  • C and O Employee's Hospital Association
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Chesapeake Life Insurance Co
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Cigna Network
    Indemnity EPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Network Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Employers Health Network
    Employers Health Network PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • First Life and Health Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • inHealth
    inHealth PPO
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MVP Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Optima Health
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Option Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
    Option 1
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
  • UniCare
    Security Choice PFFS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    MAMSI Alliance PPO
    MAMSI MDIPA
    MAMSI Optimum Choice
    MAMSI Optimum Choice HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Sierra Option
    Sierra Option Plus
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare EPO
  • VA Coordinated Care for the Uninsured (VCC)
  • Virginia Health Network
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana Commercial PPO
    One Health Plans
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Virginia Premier
    Medicaid HMO
    Virginia Premier Gold
  • WellCare
    Concert PFFS
    Duet PFFS
    Summit PFFS

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