Dr. Karen Hendershott, MD

Dr. Karen Hendershott, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Karen Hendershott, MD is a general surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 2001 and specializes in general surgery.

1221 Madison St Fl 5

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

(206) 215-6400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Excision of Breast Tumor
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Hendershott'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

22  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hendershott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hendershott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hendershott to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hendershott'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 (2)

I absolutely loved Dr. Hendershott. She made the most stressful diagnosis I've ever faced bearable. She is factual, straight-forward, optimistic and confidence-inspiring. Wonderful bedside manner. So thankful she was my surgeon. Highly recommend.
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She told me that most people with my diagnosis commit suicide. Well here I am doc over two years later. Nice job! She did a great service to the people of New Jersey when she left for Washington. May God help her patients. She recommended me to another doctor affiliated with the same hospital and...more
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