Dr. Karen Whang, MD

Dr. Karen Whang, MD

General Surgery | Female | 48 years old

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
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Dr. Whang specializes in General Surgery and practices in Redwood City, CA. She practices at 2 locations.

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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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      • 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 and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Thrombosis
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Ulcer
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia

      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

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Temple University School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Korean
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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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      Dr. Whang's Office & Staff

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      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Whang

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients