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Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Female · Age 47


Dr. Karen Gersch, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in North Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. She specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.


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(843) 553-5616

Dr. Gersch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
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Dr. Gersch's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersch performs Lung Surgery more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Gersch performs this procedure more than 93% of her peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersch performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Gersch performs this procedure more than 89% of her peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gersch treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Gersch treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Gersch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"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."

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Gersch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gersch

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My husband had open heart surgery on October 8th with Dr Gersch. That was the last time he saw her, she left to go to NC. We found out she was gone when a nurse was talking to another and told her DR Gersch was gone. My husband over heard this on his second day after his surgery. He was so upset....Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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