Dr. Karen Brooks, MD

Dr. Karen Brooks, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o
(8)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karen Brooks, MD is a general surgery specialist in Brownsville, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 1988 and specializes in general surgery.

Karen Brooks, MD

800 W Jefferson St Ste 150

Brownsville, TX 78520
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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Incisional Hernia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 95% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Brooks does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Brooks has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Brooks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Brooks does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Brooks and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Valley Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Brooks is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Brooks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brooks to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 1
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Dr. Brooks' 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
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Brownsville, TX
Went to the emergency at Valley Baptist hospital (been feeling weak and had stop eating). Dr. Brooks took over my case went to surgery and has provided me with excellent care. I am recovering and I feel very grateful to have her medical expertise ( she saved my life)! I will schedule an office...more
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Wait time was crazy and the lady told me it was because of being a first time patient. She said I had to wait 2 hours because I was first time patient.
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