Franciscan Women’s Health Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S. J St. 1st Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-274-7501
Fax: 253-274-7991

Franciscan Women's Health Associates - Gig Harbor

6401 Kimball Dr. Suite 104
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-853-8050
Fax: 253-853-8067

Karen Nelson, MD, FACOG

Karen Nelson, MD, has been privileged to provide care for women in the Puget Sound region since 1995. She is an accomplished gynecologist and is among the South Sound’s most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive procedures and an early adopter of robotic surgery. She values the opportunity to interact with women in many stages of their lives.

Specialties: • Obstetrics & Gynecology
• Gynecology
Hospital: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Year Began Practice:1993
Interests: • Adolescent Gynecology
• Cervical Cancer Screening
• da Vinci Robotic Surgery
• Endometrial Ablation
• Endometrial Cancer
• Endometriosis
• Female Reproductive Tract
• Gynecological Problems
• Gynecological Surgery
• Health Maintenance
• Hormonal Imbalance
• Laparoscopic Surgery
• Laser Surgery
• Lump in Breast
• Menopause
• Menorrhagia
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Outpatient Procedures
• Ovarian Cancer
• Pelvic Floor Surgery
• Pelvic Organ Prolapse
• Pelvic Pain
• Robotic Surgery
• Surgery
• Urinary Incontinence
• Uterine Cancer
• Women's Health
Medical School:Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residencies:Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA


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