Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
53 reviews

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

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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.Read more

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Patient Reviews (34)
Spanish Fork, UT |
Dr. Francis did an amazing job and I am very pleased. He has a very inviting and friendly demeanor. My recovery was fairly easy and I have minimal scarring from the incision. He did an excellent job and his nurse is beyond words amazing! If I need anything done in the future, I will certainly be going to see Dr. Francis.
Orem, UT |
He was ok but very rushed and didn't give much info nor ask any questions regarding the need for surgery. He did however asked a couple of times if I had questions..hard to have any questions when I wasn't given a whole lot of info from him. Thankfully he had a P.A student who took time with me asking questions & giving info about the need for the procedure. His nurse was beyond wonderful, she was so helpful in getting the paperwork done, the surgery scheduled & setting it up with correct center
in Provo, UT |
I had a hernia operation. Dr. Francis explained the procedure very well. After surgery I recovered very quickly. If I'm feeling great one week after surgery I can only attribute that to a very good surgeon! I would highly recommend Dr. Francis to family or friends!
Saratoga Springs, UT |
Very professional and did a great job with surgery. Office staff was also very helpful.
in Provo, UT |
I had concerns with my insurance coverage and he got me approved for surgery the next day!
in Orem, UT |
Dr Francis let me make choices when it came to my care and recovery. Very agreeable and supportive. Excellent Care!
in Provo, Utah |
I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dr Francis enough. He made my son feel comfortable as my son was so afraid of being seen by a new Dr even though we were referred tp him by Dr Lauret. Thank you Dr Francis for caring!
in Lindon, UT |
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and everything went very well!
in Provo, UT |
Fast and efficient. Was fine to explain things to me and made sure I got taken care of.
in Tridell, UT |
Dr. Francis was all business, efficient and had excellent tissue handling in my surgical repair of a hernia. I respect his skill set.
Provo, UT |
The good: He was knowledgeable about the issue. He had experience and was able to describe things. Not quite as good: He seemed a bit rushed, as if he was anxious to move on to the next patient.
in Spanish Fork, UT |
Saved my life!
in Payson, UT |
Very excellent surgeon and doctor in the hernia speciality. I was referred to him by someone that worked with him in the past and referenced his awesome talent with the speciality of hernia and general surgery. Was so glad to have met Dr Francis as he is straight forward and very knowledgeable with a lot of experience with successful surgeries. I also appreciate how he shares his talents with upcoming medical students to help them learn great technique and process
in Los Angeles, CA |
I had a hernia surgery. His staff is very kind and caring. The procedure was quick without any complications. I totally recommend him!
in Payson, Utah |
Dr. Francis talked to my son like an adult and helped him understand his illness and gave him the opportunity to decide on his own care. He also gave him plenty of time to ask questions and share concerns. He was very personable, professional and reassuring. He was very confident in his diagnosis and that gave us confidence also. He and his staff were very kind and understanding that it was a time of stress for us all.
in Salem, UT |
Good bedside manner. Explains everything very well and asks and listens to patient input and questions. Very good and up to date surgeon.
in Spanish Fork, UT |
He and his staff are excellent. My surgery and recovery went very well.
in Payson,Utah |
He was very good to talk and take the time to explane
in Santaquin, UT |
Dr Francis and his staff were very attentive. They listened to my concerns, they were very thorough in looking at my health history and current symptoms. Dr Francis was very informative, he took time to discuss and answer all my questions. My surgery went very well with no complications. We will return to Dr Francis if the need ever arises.
in Orem, UT |
He was good about explaining my procedure and giving me my options. Friendly Dr, friendly staff, also made follow up calls during my recovery to see how I was doing.
in Provo, UT |
Very kind and understanding. I am a nurse and appreciated his staff going the extra mile for my care. The staff called almost every day and checked on me after surgery. I would take my family and my patients to them.
in Payson, Ut |
Dr. Francis took the time to answer any and all my questions I had.
in Provo, UT |
Dr. Francis was excellent. He fixed my hernia and his followup could not have been better. He communicated what he was going to do and made me feel comfortable. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Pleasant grove |
He was wonderful. He fit me in when no one else would. He is a very skilled Surgeon. I would go to him again without hesitation. He went above and beyond. Very through. He talked to me and explained everything. He had a great way of putting me at ease.
in Livermore, CA |
I had emergency surgery on a Sunday morning. I had not met nor heard of Dr. Francis before this but was pleased with his work.
in Saratoga Springs, UT |
Dr. Francis provided a helpful explanation of the surgical procedure and the expectations that a patient should have following the surgery. He also followed up to insure that all questions were answered.
in Elk Ridge, UT |
Dr Francis is very good about explaining the situation and necessary surgery and the expected results.
in Orem Utah |
It was great. I would recommend to anyone!
Fillmore, UT |
Dr. Francis is a very competent surgeon. Great communicator and great to work with.
in Payson UT |
Had my gallbladder removed on a Monday was back in the hospital Tuesday with really bad pains and found out I had a baseball size clot. Dr. Francis was there everyday to check in! The staff at his office in Payson is amazing! Super friendly and made my experience a lot less scary! Thank you all so much!
in Spanish Fork, UT |
very concise making sure I understood all he was telling me
in Orem, UT |
Dr. Francis was positive, encouraging, and cheerful beginning with my pre-op appointment, during my surgical stay in the hospital, and at post-op appointment. Not having ever met him before, I felt very confident with his abilities as a surgeon.
in Santaquin, UT |
My Experience was wonderful! I am a very hard person to please and Dr.Francis took such good care of me, my recovery was rough but he made sure everyday that I was doing ok, he wanted to see me get better, the fact that he went the extra mile to call me and see how I was, sets him apart from all the other doctors that I have ever worked with. He Is professional, Caring, kind & is one of the best surgeons I have met.! I would recommend him 10/10 times. Dont settle for anything less than the best!
Spanish Fork |
Very personable and friendly.
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Dr. Francis Jr' Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Francis Jr' 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Internship Hospital
    Creighton University

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton University

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • 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 or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair