Karen Chang, MD, FACS

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Practice Philosophy

I believe patient care should be tailored to each patient and provided with compassion and support. It is important to me to establish a partnership with my patients and to listen to what is important to them, so together we can decide on the best treatment.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Riddle Hospital, HC 3, Suite 3401
1098 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
  • Phone: 610.627.4427
  • Fax: 610.891.3417
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Karen Chang, MD, FACS

I am a general surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. I specialize in surgical repair of all types of hernias as well as operations to rebuild the abdominal wall. These operations can be quite complex but are important for people who suffer from recurrent hernias.

In addition to hernia repair and abdominal surgeries, I also treat disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract and colon.

As a surgeon, I want to make sure that my patients benefit from the most advanced and least invasive surgical options that are appropriate for them. This was my major motivation in developing expertise in minimally invasive and robotic approaches to common surgical procedures, such as hernia repair and abdominal reconstruction. These advancements can offer patients surgical treatment with less pain and scarring, fewer complications, and faster return to normal daily activities.

I am pleased to offer patients advanced expertise in minimally invasive surgical treatment of:

  • Umbilical, Ventral, Epigastric and Spigelian Hernias
  • Inguinal (groin) and Femoral Hernias
  • Diaphragmatic and Hiatal hernias
  • Recurrent Hernias
  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallstones, Biliary Colic, Cholecystitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Colon cancer
  • Years of Experience: 8
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
General Surgery Board certified since 2014
Primary Affiliation


Medical school
  • State University of New York-Buffalo
  • Stony Brook Medical Center – Stony Brook, NY
  • Stony Brook Medical Center – Stony Brook, NY
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center – Brockton, MA
  • NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center – Brockton, MA
  • NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

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