Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(81)

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Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Provo, UT and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250

Provo, UT 84604
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PEHP
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Francis Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Rib Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Francis Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Francis Jr' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Francis Jr "Karl Francis, MD, is a doctor specializing in General Surgery practicing at Utah County Surgical Associates in Provo, Utah. General surgery is a surgical specialty focused primarily on the torso or abdominal region, including gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General Surgeons also perform surgical procedures on the breast, including lumpectomy and mastectomy."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis Jr "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."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

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57  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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

  • Creighton University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Creighton University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Francis Jr' Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis Jr to family and friends
81 total reviews (58 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (81)

  • 5
    (75)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Francis Jr' 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (58)

Dr. Francis and his staff are wonderful! After determining that I needed to have emergency surgery with my doctor, Dr. Francis was able to get me in that day for a consultation and for surgery. His staff was kind, caring, and answered all of my questions. They went above and beyond to make sure I...more
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I found Dr. Francis by looking at his reviews. He had great reviews so I went to him to get my gallbladder removed. He took extra time to answer all my questions. I felt like he went above and beyond. He is knowledgable, respectful and kind. The surgery went well and he did a fabulous job! I...more
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What I appreciated most about Dr. Francis was his willingness to take time to listen to my many questions and concerns and then take time to answer them. His nurse who works with him, Joni, is also exceptional. Her genuine care and concern for me pre- and post-surgery were a tremendous support.
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Dr. Francis was exact who I needed to help with my double hernias! He was so kind, efficient and effective and took excellent care of me! Thank you Dr. Francis & your amazing staff for being so good to me and for your great care!
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Not only was he awesome, his staff was amazing! I felt like they really cared about me and how I was feeling following surgery.
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