Dr. Karen Barbosa, DO

Breast Surgery ·  Female · Age 50

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Dr. Karen Barbosa, DO is a breast surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 12 years. She specializes in breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.


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(907) 313-8627

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Dr. Barbosa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Breast Diseases more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Cancer more than 57% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 57% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Breast Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barbosa treats Breast Cancer more than 45% of her peers

Dr. Barbosa treats this condition more than 45% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma

Dr. Barbosa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breast Tumor
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • 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
  • Gynecomastia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pancytopenia
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Disorders

About Me

Dr. Barbosa believes in empowering patients by providing them with organized, up to date information through detailed consultations. The group’s philosophy is that education allows patients to elect the right surgical and other treatment options for their individual needs. Know that your cancer treatment is being personalized.

Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Genetics
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Cleveland Clinic - Breast Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Penninsula Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
PCOM
Internship Hospital
2001
Ou-Com
Medical School
1992
Fordham University
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2002
2001
1992

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Leaders of Excellence Award, 2008

Dr. Barbosa's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 24 reviews

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If you take the time to read through the bio, this doctor is impressive. That's a great thing for our state which has sorely lacked specialists, especially FEMALE specialists who apply themselves to breast care. It wasn't a big deal until it was and that's my take away. I was referred to her office and from the moment I picked up the phone and spoke with Jody (the office manager) who immediately got me in to the visit with Dr. Barbosa, I was comforted by her knowledge and her ability to communicate without ego or affectation. This is a doctor we need to keep in our state. Do your homework and you'll see her education and experience. Go see her and I am convinced, whatever the issue may be that you will be in excellent hands.
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What an awesome doctor what an awesome person her first concern and her last concern is her patients not to mention the great work that she does she calls it art and art it is!!!!!!
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I was so pleased with every aspect of my care from Dr. Barbosa and her office manager Jodi. Efficient and kind. Lets you share in decisions, in as far as that is possible. This was my third and thankfully the easiest to tolerate of my three breast cancer surgeries.
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Dr. Barbosa took time to really listen to my concerns, answer all of my questions and made sure I understood all of my options. Furthermore she is warm, friendly and really seems to care about her patients. I felt total confidence in her as I went into surgery. Jody in the front office, is easy to work with for scheduling appointments and making sure all the paperwork is complete. In short, I couldn't ask for a better doc!
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From my first visit with Dr. Barbosa I knew I had found my surgeon for breast cancer. She explained in detail what to expect as I went through breast cancer, not just surgery, but the oncologists I would need. She made recommendations for those doctors, and they were the best. She answers every question, and is always up to date on the latest studies on breast cancer. Her surgical skills are amazing; the scars are almost invisible. I highly recommend Dr. Barbosa.
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I went to Dr Barbosa for a breast reduction and immediately knew i wanted her for the job! Her and her staff helped me more then i can say with the whole process! Caring,knowledgeable,wonderful,compassionate,excellent at her work.I couldn't have asked for a better Dr the results of my surgery are excellent! I would recommend her to my daughter, to my sister, to my friends, to anyone who needs this or other type of breast surgery! We need more Dr.'s like Dr. Barbosa in this state!
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In a time like this you need someone you trust and communicates with you openly and honestly! She took great care of me with the most updated techniques and knowledge!
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From my first visit to my surgery, I knew I was in the best hands. All my questions were answered, and I was given information to help decide my treatment. I was never pressured to decide in any way. I recommend her for anyone needing breast care. I only want to see her for any futur follow up or care.
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Whoever answered the phone was incredibly rude and then left me on hold for over ten minutes, I will not be coming back
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I was struggling with my search of breast specialist here in Alaska. Finally, somebody highly recommend me Dr. Barbosa. And I made my decision to make an appointment with her. Dr. Barbosa is the Doctor with capital ‘D’! I know only one more Doctor here in Alaska being so truly involved with me as a patient and human. Dr. Barbosa spent her time to be ready! for appointment with me – studying results of my tests, history of my diseases. All she could find in Alaska Regional database. I am so ama
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