Dr. Robert Karsch, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Karsch
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Atlanta Orthopaedic and Spine LLC

2675 N Decatur Rd Ste 404 Decatur, GA 30033

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Dr. Robert Karsch, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Emory Decatur Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karsch to book an appointment.

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Dr. Karsch's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 30 ratings

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
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Dr. Karsch did not review the left and right shoulder x-rays I brought to his office and declined the need for additional ones. He relied solely on a physical examination was not nearly as thorough and as I would have expected (I am a physician, although not an orthopedist). His conclusion was only that of degenerative processes in the a-c joints (bilateral). I never mentioned that I was a physician, although he should have known from my questions that I had more medical knowledge that most of his patients. Instead, he came across as cocky and dismissive. I subsequently visited another orthopedist who conducted a more thorough physical exam, reviewed the old and a new set of x-rays and discussed his concerns, in great detail, about rotator cuff tear, subsequently confirmed by MRI. I would never recommend Dr. Karsch.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Karsch is an excellent doctor who takes time to examine his patients and apply his vast knowledge and experience to recommend treatment. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of top notch hand and shoulder injury evaluation/treatment.
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Phillip Ijoma – Mar 03, 2020
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Dr. Karachi was warm and quick to identify issues with my shoulder and hip. He was not pushy and gave me my options in a concise and meaningful manner. I felt confident in his knowledge and precision of observation.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Charles M in Decatur , Georgia – Jun 28, 2019
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Kind, caring, brilliant. My knee has never felt better
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Sep 14, 2018
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Didn't actually see doctor until 2nd visit - saw his staff who are quite nice and helpful. Dr. spent very few minutes with me and ignored most of what I was telling him. It felt like since my situation wasn't a surgical situation that he was done...no further advice, no empathy, just please go to another doctor for help. Sincerely frustrating after going through hoops of getting appointment, doing tests, being hopeful for some relief, etc... Dr.'s bedside manner needs work!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Karsch in my opinion is a wonderful physician. I had to have both shoulders operated on. After surgery and physical therapy both of my shoulders we're fine no more pain
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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Floyd Knight in Augusta. Ga – Apr 17, 2018
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Dr.Karsh was the 3rd orthopedic i had been to but the first one to find out what was wrong with my knee. He is a doctor who is about his patients. I will recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chris Ownbey in Atlanta, GA – Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. Karsch and his staff go to great lengths to make the overall experience very positive. His attention to detail and non-rush demeanor really put you in good hands. The wait in the exam room can be a little longer than others, but it is totally worth the wait because you have his undivided attention. I have and will be recommending him to family and friends in the future, without any hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maurice R. in Atlanta, GA – Dec 07, 2016
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Dr.Karsch is a great orthopedic !! He is very thorough with his examination.( He takes time with his patients, you will not feel rushed like a herd of cattle) You will get the same attention when its your turn. Over the years i have had knee injections,recently Dr.K injected my knee, shoulder and wrist. I must say that his injections are almost painless.. he knows what he is doing!! ( My experience ) I am proud to say he is my orthopedic !! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marsha M in Canton,Ga – Nov 17, 2016
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I feel like reached out to safe hands. I am really happy the way I was diagnosed and explanation for the problem in detail helped me to understand my issue better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ragothaman Srinivasan in Atlanta, GA – Oct 20, 2016
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I went to Dr. Karsch because I thought I had injured my ankle. I was seen within a day of calling. The staff was very friendly and easy to talk to. Dr. Karsch listen to my concerns and even though I did not know how I hurt myself, he ordered an xray. After showing me the xray and explaining how and why it eliminated injury and arthritis. He then eliminated a sprain. He recommended I see a vascular surgeon and it was the right call. Now I can walk and feel I owe it to his knowledge. Thx
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Miranda R in Norcross, GA – Oct 06, 2016
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I would and have recommended Dr Karsch to my friends and family. He is a very good physician. He gives options for treatment and will not operate on someone when it's not needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth in Atlanta, GA – Sep 13, 2016
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I would not recommend this office to any patient because I care that no one receives the incompetent treatment I did. I ended up in the ER from this practice after being misdiagnosed. Hopefully, I won't have permanent damage from this doctor. Kodi, his physician assistant mocks people and tells them they're making up their injuries for money, basically calls people fakes. I've seen over 6 providers and suffered severe trauma in my car accident, so I don't think you can fake brain trauma.
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kim L. in Atlanta, GA – Aug 29, 2016
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Excellent staff and they are extremely helpful. They recommended a great cast protector that was fairly inexpensive. Dr Karsch was also very detailed and helpful in his explanations of how he planned to repair my tendon and he also performed a seemless surgery with 0 pain. Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Brandon Plowden in Atlanta, GA – Jun 20, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert E. Karsch, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialist serving patients in the Atlanta and Decatur areas of Georgia....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

A Einstein College M Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
Michael Reese Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Karsch, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karsch frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Karsch treats.

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Dr. Karsch's office is located at 2675 N Decatur Rd Ste 404, Decatur, GA 30033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Karsch's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karsch treats Osteoarthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Karsch treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karsch treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Karsch treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karsch performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Karsch performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Karsch's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Karsch accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice Option POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Atlanta Orthopaedic and Spine LLC2675 N Decatur Rd Ste 404 Decatur, GA 30033
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