Dr. Mardi Karin, MD

Dr. Mardi Karin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mardi Karin, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Jose, CA. She specializes in general surgery.Read her story

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

2589 Samaritan Dr Rm 3200

San Jose, CA 95124
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision of Breast Tumor
very high
more than 94% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Karin'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. Karin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karin "Dr. Mardi Karin, board-certified surgeon and breast cancer specialist.Dr. Mardi Karin has extensive experience with breast cancer and understands it is one of the most emotional diagnoses a patient can receive. Although a common cancer, she makes sure her patients understand the care is complex, with many different treatment options and alternatives today.Dr. Karin now utilizes breast MRI for high-risk screening, which allows her to visualize cancers that were not visible on mammograms.Mastectomies today are far superior cosmetically, Dr. Karin points out, with reconstruction often performed in the same procedure. A woman's own fat tissue can now be used and the nipple can often be saved, leaving only small scars that are barely noticeable. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Karin's compassionate approach has received special recognition, including the Patient Choice Award in 2012 and 2013."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karin "She also believes in continuity of care and helps her patients throughout the entire process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery to make their experience the best possible. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cycling, gardening, travel and reading. "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

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29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • University Of California School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Iowa Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karin to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Karin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Karin is an excellent doctor who truly cares about her patients. She clearly explained all my options and what to expect. I was told by friends that the injection of the radioactive substance to locate the lymph nodes before surgery was the worst part of the entire surgery. Dr Karin...more
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I was referred to Dr. Karin after being diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in March 2016. Needless to say, I walked in terrified. I can't say enough good things about the treatment I received from Dr. Karin and her staff at Stanford Cancer Center Southbay. Over the last year and a half, I have been...more
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A wonderful doctor who is a very kind and considerate human being!
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Dr Karin was very informative in just first visit she gave me my options did extensive testing including genetic testing her kindness and willing to help with whatever choice I made she supported sheput together a tremendence team of drs to handle my breast cancer and reconstruction it's been 2...more
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