Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Dr. Karen Gersch, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryFemale

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Karen Gersch, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in North Charleston, SC. Dr. Gersch has extensive experience in Thoracic Surgical Procedures. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center and Trident Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Locations

Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 304 Medical Arts Bldg North Charleston, SC 29406
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Dr. Gersch's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 23 ratings

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I was very comforted by the time and care Dr. Gersch took to thoroughly explain my upcoming procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carol A Timko – Nov 05, 2021
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Excellent warm caring. Experienced with robotic assisted surgeries. Had cancerous lung mass removed and home in two days answers all questions clea4ly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 13, 2021
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Dr. Gersch knew about my case before she walked in to the exam room. She took the time to explain everything to me and about the procedure she had to preform. Dr. Gersch is very professional, extremely informative and an excellent surgeon. Her team preformed my procedure exactly as she described. I would recommend Dr. Gersch to anyone!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie – Jan 12, 2020
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Dr Gersch operated on me when no one else would and saved my life. She is the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Russell Baker – Aug 30, 2019
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She is amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charleston , SC – Apr 08, 2019
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Loved her, she replaced an aortic valve for my husband in October 2018. She spent an hour explaining the procedure p, would recommend her highly. Very knowledgeable and so blessed to have had her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Berry – Apr 03, 2019
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LOVE HER and will never go to CONWAY with a heart problem
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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WILLIAM MYERS in MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Mar 06, 2019
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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 heart would come from. She put a team together just for my unique situation. I am now 3 weeks post op. Feeling better everyday. Dr Gersch cares about her patients. She and her team saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Charles Beurer in Myrtle Beach, SC – Jun 05, 2018
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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 impressed by her time with them. It is very apparent that Dr. Gersch is current and skilled in her field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Joyce Stalvey in Myrtle Beach, SC – Jan 07, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Robbie Haselden in Conway, SC – Dec 05, 2017
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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 brutally honest, however I respect and appreciate her honest and straight forward approach. Sher is an incredibly knowledgeable,caring and talented surgeon! Alice Canterbury
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Alice Canterbury in Conway, South Carolina – Dec 03, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gersch

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gersch treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gersch treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 553-5616.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Gersch is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Gersch
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
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Dr. Gersch's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • 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
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • 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
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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(843) 487-0643

Dr. Gersch accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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About Me

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Karen Gersh, MD is a Board Certified surgeon who specializes in performing minimally invasive bypass...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic 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
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Karen Gersch, MD?

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Is Dr. Karen Gersch, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Karen Gersch, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gersch frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Gersch specializes.

Where is Dr. Karen Gersch, MD's office located?

Dr. Gersch's office is located at 9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 304 Medical Arts Bldg, North Charleston, SC 29406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karen Gersch, MD speak?

Dr. Gersch speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Karen Gersch, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gersch has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gersch is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Good Samaritan Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)