Dr. Karen Karsif, MD
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Dr. Karen Karsif, MD


General Surgery | Female

The Center For Breast Health 257 Lafayette Ave Ste 200 Suffern, NY 10901 Get Directions


Dr. Karen Karsif, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Suffern, NY. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Karsif is affiliated with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

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in Highland Mills, NY |
Dr Karsif made a very difficult time in my life much easier. Very easy to talk to. Really cares about her patients. Wonderful-I can not say enough good things about her
in Suffern, NY |
Researched breast/plastic surgeons in:Columbia,Sloan K, Mt Sinai. Dr Karsif & her team were only ones who welcomed questions & didn't frighten/bully me into a treatment.Not one could offer the surgery she & her team expertly accomplished:mastectomy,cancer free,nipple/skin saved,abdominal tissue used to reconstruct w little pain or scarring,no muscle compromise,no radiation & top hospital care.Her compassion & skills are extraordinary. U will NOT EVER find another doctor like this one!
Warm and caring, always makes you feel special, Good sense of humor, down to earth
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Dr. Karsif's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Lipomas
  • Secondary Malignancies


  • Medical School
    University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    University Penn Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Med Center

    Completed in 1994

    University Penn Hospital

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy