Dr. Karen W West MD Surgeon

Dr. Karen West is a surgeon in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Community Hospital East and Indiana University Health North Hospital. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. West accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 22 doctors at Community Hospital East and one of 27 at Indiana University Health North Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1982

Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 1982 - 1984

Indiana University School of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 31 years in Surgery

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Pneumatosis intestinalis in children beyond the neonatal period.
West, K. W., Rescorla, F. J., Grosfeld, J. L., Vane, D. W.

A Single Histrelin Implant Is Effective for 2 Years for Treatment of Central Precocious Puberty.
Lewis, K. A.,Goldyn, A. K.,West, K. W.,Eugster, E. A.

Choledochoceles: are they choledochal cysts?
Ziegler, K.M., Pitt, H.A., Zyromski, N.J., Chauhan, A., Sherman, S., Moffatt, D., Lehman, G.A., Lillemoe, K.D., Rescorla, F.J., West, K.W., Grosfeld, J.L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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