Dr. Karen S. Barbosa, DO

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Dr. Karen S. Barbosa, DO

Breast Surgery | Female

Alaska Breast Care Specialists 2741 Debarr Rd Ste C402, Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
(907) 222-2950

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Dr. Barbosa specializes in Breast Surgery and practices in Anchorage, AK. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Barbosa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barbosa to family and friends
based on 13 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Barbosa
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Barbosa's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes (11)
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in Eagle River, AK |
Beware! Felt like we were completely scammed. We went to her for a breast reduction consult. I respect she said that isn't something she normally does, that portion we were satisfied with. She said that "since we were there" she wanted to inform us about breast cancer and that was okay, we patiently listened. What is completely unacceptable is getting a $2,712 bill for an office visit/breast exam and a very long schpeel on something that was not at all the reason we were there. Bait&switch
in Anchorage, AK |
All around wonderful experience . I was most impressed with was her care and consideration for the patient. She answered every little question and in a field where it is so easy for a doctor to capitalize on patients' fear it was amazing to have someone that was honest and informative and discussed what to do next instead of telling me what to do. I never once felt rushed by her office or in an appointment. Dr. Barbosa and Jody both made me feel comfortable and welcome at the office. Thank you!
in Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Barbosa is the best! She is lovely, brilliant, compassionate, and exceptionally competent at what she does. She performed my surgery for breast cancer and you cannot even see the scar. I was anxious at first before surgery but she is so reassuring that I knew I was in good hands. She listens and really hears what you say. And remembers it! If you are a woman with a breast issue, don't even think about going anywhere else. She is the best, hands down.
in Anchorage, Alaska |
I love how Dr. Barbosa is very upfront, will tell you and shows you whats going on and what to expect during your treatment with her.
in Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Barbosa was great! Very real. Easy to talk to. Realistic about treatment options.
in Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Barbosa helped me make informed decisions about my healthcare, but she also listened to me and respected my decisions. She is a very skilled surgeon/plastic surgeon. She removed two cancerous tumors from my breast and left me with two breasts that look better than before! I felt that she truly cared about me and, in turn, I trusted her.
Anchorage, AK |
Finding quality care in Alaska is challenging. Dr. Barbosa, however, was exceptional. I would recommend her to a friend or family member based on her professional competence and conservative approach to healthcare. She seemed like she actually cared and treated me like a human, not a problem to be solved.
in Anchorage AK |
Dr. Barbosa is a compassionate, generous woman who believes in educating people so that no unnecessary procedures are done. She is one of the best doctors I have ever met and the best surgeon I have met in Anchorage. Very pleased--will highly recommend her to anyone.
in Anchorage AK |
Amazing Doctor highly trained and very knowledgeable. Very skilled! Not greedy!!
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  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Tumor
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Mastodynia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thalassemia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Preventive Care
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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  • Medical School

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Penninsula Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic-Breast Surgery

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Fordham University

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Leaders of Excellence Award, 2008
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Barbosa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Barbosa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Barbosa's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Barbosa

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients