Dr. Kara Wanchick, MD

Dr. Kara Wanchick, MD

General Surgery •  Female

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(904) 264-5426

Dr. Kara Wanchick, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fleming Island, FL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Orange Park Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center Beaches. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wanchick to book an appointment.


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Orange Park Surgical Specialists

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(904) 264-5426
Orange Park Surgical Specialists4711 Us Highway 17 Ste B1 Fleming Island, FL 32003
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She is a very special pain and a great physician. Honest, accurate, and invisible passionate about her patients and her bariatric practice, she's a breath of fresh air to this community!!
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May 15, 2020
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Had my gallbladder removed today by Dr. Wanchick. From the first time I met her, she made sure to help keep me calm, as this was my first surgery. She sat down with me in her office and took her time to explain everything to me step by step. She's fun and witty, excellent personality, and awesome bedside manners. If you do everything she tells you to do, all will run smoothly.
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LMCole – Mar 04, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Kara Wanchick. She is truly the BEST surgeon you will find in Jacksonville! I was referred to Dr. Wanchick by my gastroenterologist and all my interactions have been very POSITIVE! From the moment I stepped into her office and was pleasantly greeted by Lynda Hatfield, I knew I was in a very professional and caring place. When her nurse, Olga Entrott, called me back into the clinic I felt so comfortable with her attention and compassion for my needs. Dr Wanchick greeted me with her smile and uplifting personality. Immediately, I felt I was in good hands! She explained everything to me from what to expect from every test, procedure, medication, surgery, etc. including the most recent medical findings and outcomes. She treated me as an individual with unique needs. She is a brilliant surgeon who conveys total empathy, concern and kindness. A rare find! Dr Wanchick’s expedited surgery saved my life! My family and I are deeply grateful for Dr Wanchick & her team
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Dianne – Mar 03, 2020
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You said I was violent. Please explain that. I never once touched anyone. The cops were never called. I simply called out your medical assistant for being rude and hateful to me. Simply because she didn’t put a form in my folder. Your medical assistant called me “distraught”. I was upset. Upset because I wasted my time with a facility that doesn’t care!!!!
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Nikki Snook – Feb 21, 2019
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Absolutely terrible experience. Very poor systems and even worse communication. I wasted 6 months of my life with this doctor.
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Jan 03, 2019
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What an excellent team! I am so very happy with this group. I can not say enough to thank them for the care and compassion shown and demonstrated prior, during and after my surgery! No regret, could not have had a better experience
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Chris in Fleming Island – Nov 10, 2018
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Dr. Wanchick will always be one of my hero's- she saved and gave me my life back. She was able to use her intricate knowledge of the body to think out of the box to solve a problem that completely took away my mobility and life that stumped many many Dr's and Surgeons. She was strategic, careful, methodical, possessed unsurpassed bedside manner and tenacity to heal and take on an extremely challenging case. She went above and beyond and I will always be grateful.
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Grateful in JACKSONVILLE – Oct 21, 2018
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Did my surgery last year. I am having same problem now and she refuses to give me an appointment or even talk on phone. I know I have multipal hyrnias but so unprofessional not even to take a call.
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Sep 12, 2018
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I have been extremely happy with the care received from Dr. Wanchick. She explains everything in details that I can understand and talks to me like a friend as well as a patient. She and her staff show professionalism and care in the way they treat patients. I look forward to a long patient/doctor relationship with Dr. Wanchick.
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Paul A. Viets in Jacksonville, FL – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. Wanchick and her staff are amazing! She is the most caring physician I have ever seen. Would highly recommend her if you have a surgical need.
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Jacksonville, FL – Sep 06, 2017
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I was told I would pay 200 dollars up front and then received a bill in the mail for 700 dollars. Dr. Kara Wanchick talked me into a procedure I didn't want and charged me 500 dollars for a numbing agent and a1/4 inch incision. This is why people hate doctors because they don't care about people they just care about their wallets!
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Shane Martin in Jacksonville, FL – Sep 01, 2017
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Dr. Wanchick accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wanchick's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wanchick performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Wanchick performs this procedure more than 68% of her peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wanchick treats Obesity more than 56% of her peers

Dr. Wanchick treats this condition more than 56% of her peers

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wanchick performs Gallbladder Removal more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Wanchick performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Wanchick's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colostomy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Wanchick is committed to giving patients the best care in a professional environment where you can openly express needs and concerns.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Residency Hospital
2007
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Baptist Medical Center Beaches

Jacksonville Beach, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside

Jacksonville, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)