Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karen Gersch, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read her story

Grand Strand Heart & Vascular Specialists

933 Medical Cir

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gersch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Gersch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Gersch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gersch "Dr. Karen Gersh, MD is a Board Certified surgeon who specializes in performing minimally invasive bypass surgery, valve surgery, lung surgery and tumor removal from the chest. She also performs traditional open heart, lung and chest surgeries."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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48  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.


  • Meredith College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • East Carolina University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Creighton University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Creighton University Medical Center / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • East Carolina Cardiovascular Institute – East Carolina University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gersch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gersch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gersch to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gersch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Gersch was presented with a very serious problem. Me. Five blockeges in four arteries. Most between 95 to 99%. I needed open heart surgery. Dr Gersch spent an hour with my wife and I on the best way to correct all my blockages. She mapped out where my arteries and veins to be used to repair my...more
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On December 20, 2017, I underwent a robotic-assisted lower left lung lobectomy. Dr. Gersch was my surgeon. Both my husband and I appreciated the thoroughness (and compassion) with which she explained what would take place. She also met with my family right after the surgery and they, too, were...more
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Very professional surgeon, she explained my husbands procedure so we could understand what process she would be performing. They updated us all during his operation. She is a very sweet and caring and leaves a very good looking incision, she was an excellent surgeon.
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Our community is very fortunate and blessed to have someone of her calaber in our community! She is one of the best surgeons/physicians I’ve ever encountered, after 30 + years in healthcare. She operated on our 36 yr old son in a critical situation. When it is your family, you might think she is...more
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