Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Payson, UT. Dr. Francis Jr has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mountain View Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Francis Jr to book an appointment.


Locations

Utah Surgical Associates

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(801) 465-5602
Utah County Surgical Associates1000 E 15 S Payson, UT 84651
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Utah Surgical Associates3550 N University Ave Ste 250 Provo, UT 84604
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Surgery went great. Recovery was way easier than I imagined.
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Aug 04, 2020
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Dr Francis was very professional and thorough
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Jul 22, 2020
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Had a hernia surgery last week of June performed by Dr. Francis. I am so ever grateful for him and his staff, especially at this time of such uncertainty. Dr. Francis did a hernia surgery on me five years ago and did such a great job, I went back to him. He is the consummate professional and I love his work. I would recommend him to anyone. His nurses are great and receptionists are friendly. Thank you.
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Jul 09, 2020
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Dr. Francis is completely competent, knew exactly what to do and made it happen quickly. He never spoke "down" to us and explained everything clearly. This was the polar opposite of the experience we had at UVMC pediatric surgery. We would totally recommend him over and over!
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Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. Francis is an excellent surgeon. He is extremely helpful, skilled and knowledgeable. My recovery is going well and I appreciate his expert care and helpful staff.
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James – Feb 28, 2020
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He listened to me and was very understanding and professional. His staff was very nice to work with and his nurse was very understanding and helpful. For having surgery it was a very good experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Francis!
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Elizabeth Barton – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Karl Francis is a skilled surgeon. He made quick work of that pesky appendix and my healing has gone pretty well, and I think that has something to do with how well he performed the surgery. He made sure I was comfortable before doing the surgery, and he was very pleasant during my post surgery visit to his office in Provo to make sure my appendectomy recovery was going well. I hope I don't have the need to visit him again, but if I did have some issue that I needed his expertise on, I'd go to him again.
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tjfinlinson – Jan 24, 2020
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Great experience with Dr. Francis when I needed a sudden, unplanned for hernia surgery. He is highly regarded by my primary care doctor and I felt very confident with him. Very pleased with all of his staff as well. Would definitely recommend him!
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Pam – Jan 20, 2020
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This was a followup from emergency surgery. His bedside manor was incredible. I felt at ease with his explanations of the procedure and timing. I immediately felt comfortable and confident in his surgical abilities. The followup appointment was a simple quick and effective visit. Got me in and out without having to wait a long time. Gave me great explanations about the minor discomfort I continue to experience.
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Duke – Jan 10, 2020
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Man is a stud
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Jan 08, 2020
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Came in broken, was treated very well. Staff is phenomenal a pleasure to work with. Very satisfied with the healthcare I received.
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Jim Davis – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. Francis is knowledgeable, prompt, and takes the time to answer any questions you may have. His nurse and staff are also AMAZING. The only thing I'd say is to make sure you think of any questions you may have before visits, as he is happy to answer them but the pace moves fast. Would definitely recommend Dr. Francis and his staff to anyone needing general surgery!
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Tyler – Oct 05, 2019
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Promptly addressed my concerns. Surgery went well. Recovery went well, also.
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Sep 13, 2019
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Exceptionally professional. All my concerns were answered without feeling hurried. All of his staff were helpful.
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Shelby Hooper – Sep 06, 2019
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Great! I'm glad that he did the surgery. He explained everything well. His staff is wonderful to.
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Brent Johns – Jul 11, 2019
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Great doctor knows what he is doing staff is amazing treated me and my family with great hospitality Highly highly recommend
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Shaun Bridges in Spanish Fork , UT – Jun 14, 2019
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Excellent care and service for my hernia repair!
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Heidi in Elk Ridge, UT – May 17, 2019
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Very easy to talk to, he was more than happy to answer any questions or concerns I had and my surgery went really well.
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Cindy – May 07, 2019
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He as well as all of his staff, are very professional, knowledgeable, and caring that you get the best care. They explain everything up front so you know what to expect. And the aftercare is the best, his nurse called me daily to see how I was feeling and to make sure I was not in pain. And helped me with ways of making the recovery process a lot easier, they are great, I would recommend dr Francis and his team to anyone.
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Scott in Springville, UT – May 02, 2019
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The whole experience with Dr. Francis and his staff from the first meeting and consultation through to the post-op visit was excellent.
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Kirk Kennington in Pleasant Grove, UT – Apr 25, 2019
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis Jr performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Francis Jr performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis Jr performs Gallbladder Removal more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Francis Jr performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Francis Jr' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked to provide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of your medical team.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Creighton U
Residency Hospital
2003
Creighton U
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mountain View Hospital

Payson, UT

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Orem, UT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Utah Valley Hospital

Provo, UT

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average