Dr. Karen Whang, MD

Dr. Karen Whang, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o
6 reviews

Accepting new patients

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Whang's Experience

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Dr. Whang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sequoia Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Whang's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whang to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Whang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Palo Alto, CA |
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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Dr. Whang accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Whang has admitting priveleges

Sequoia Hospital
170 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
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