Dr. Karen Y. Whang, MD

Dr. Karen Y. Whang, MD

General Surgery | Female | 48 years old

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Get Directions
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Dr. Whang specializes in General Surgery and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She practices at 2 locations.

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I had emergency late-night surgery with Dr. Whang, whom I was meeting for the first time. Her calm, empathic, and obvious competency reassured me immediately. It helped that my primary care physician had already clued me in that I had lucked out in getting an outstanding surgeon who happened to be on call when I needed her.
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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Empyema
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic