Dr. Stephen Karp, MD

Dr. Stephen Karp, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Stephen Karp, MD is a general surgery specialist in Burlington, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Simplifi
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Karp'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karp "We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • McGill University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Montreal General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Montreal General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karp has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Karp does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Karp and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Karp's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karp to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Karp's 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 (2)

I found Dr Karp to be a professional, thorough, kind, informative physician. He answered my questions, allayed my fears and was straight forward with my treatment needs. I am now a breast cancer survivor because of his surgical expertise and the care I received at Lahey Clinic.
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I met Dr. Karp in 1994, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This month of October 2017, there are 23 years since he saved my life. I don't have enough words to express my gratitude to this gentle and highly specialized doctor. I am a nurse in ICU in Ottawa, Canada,...more
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