Dr. Karen M. Nelson, MD

Dr. Karen M. Nelson, MD

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Gynecology | Female | 62 years old

Karen Nelson, MD, has been privileged to provide care for women in the Puget Sound region since 1995. She is an accomplished gynecologist and is among the South Sound's most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive procedures and an early adopter of robotic surgery. She values the opportunity to interact with women in many stages of their lives.Read more

Franciscan Women's Specialty Associates at St. Anthony
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Karen Nelson, MD, has been privileged to provide care for women in the Puget Sound region since 1995. She is an accomplished gynecologist and is among the South Sound's most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive procedures and an early adopter of robotic surgery. She values the opportunity to interact with women in many stages of their lives.Read more

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Dr Nelson performed my robotically assisted hysterectomy after I had experienced years of pain and the diagnosis of limited systemic Scleroderma, a very rare auto immune disease. She ran tests on my second visit and I had endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids. My best option (I have liver and blood pressure issues) was a hysterectomy. Dr. Nelson is amazing. She made sure it was what I wanted. My life is great now!!! I'm not in pain daily, 24/7 anymore!!! THANK YOU DR NELSON!!!!
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Dr. Nelson's Care Philosophy

Karen Nelson, MD, has been privileged to provide care for women in the Puget Sound region since 1995. She is an accomplished gynecologist and is among the South Sound's most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive procedures and an early adopter of robotic surgery. She values the opportunity to interact with women in many stages of their lives.

Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breech Position
  • Endometriosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Madigan Army Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy