About Karen Vaniver, MD
Karen Vaniver, MD practices in Seattle at Seattle Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Vaniver was invited to join RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 19 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Vaniver has hospital affiliations at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
$100. The consultation fee will apply to the cost of surgery for six months.
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Posted by Carol in Washington
Dr. V did immediate reconstruction during my bilateral mastectomy in August 2010. I had expanders, then implants were placed in April 2011. Dr. V has done a great job! I am very happy with the results and very happy with Dr. V's caring and skill. She is very responsive when I have questions, and explains everything!
Posted by OwnVoice
After learning I had Stage 1 breast cancer, one of the meetings my husband and I had was with Dr. V. From the beginning, she was comforting, informative, assuring and genuinely caring in her time and explanations of her role in my journey. I had a unilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction by Dr. V. Her work was fabulous. Due to several treatment difficulties, Dr V was unable to complete my reconstruction with the first expander. I recently had a second surgery to replace the expander that had broken down from being in so long. Dr. V somehow improved on her earlier work and I am now looking forward to even more fabulous results. Dr V not only has done excellent work, but has helped me grow through her words of encouragement and kind, caring ways. I strongly encourage any woman dealing with the difficult decisions dealing with breast cancer to seek out Dr. Vaniver. You will not regret the choice.
Posted by Lindahaken
After my surgery she in check on me, and made sure I was treated very good. Asked if I had any questions, and answer them all. Great care and after the surgery she has this special serum you apply to get rid of scar tissue, so cool. ( it really works) Her staff treated me like I was family and I felt so welcome to be there. Waiting times was so prompt. I will use her again in the future and I tell my friends how Great of a Job She does!!!!!!
Posted by Ms. Happy Patient
The doctor is amazing and her office manager Danielle is professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by DocStewie
I had been diagnosed out of nowhere! Once I knew what I had to do - I wanted doctors who could empathize! Dr. Karen had "been there"! With Dr. V, I had to have several procedures - infections set in and I proliferated with scar tissue - some blame doctors. It was just my bod & Dr. V understood!
Posted by quiensera
I asked Dr Vaniver more questions than she was accustomed to. In the beginning I think she thought I was questioning her expertise. In the end she understood that all I wanted was to understand all the steps and be able to visualize everything. Since I am an architect she explained things in a way that made sense to me, as building blocks. She gave me a hug at our first visit. I thought this was a bit unusual but also great and comforting. Right before the surgery I got another hug. I have had two follow up appointments. Dr Vaniver is very pleased with the results and so am I.
Posted by lilacs4me
Dr. Vaniver was very gracious, and down to earth. She has a heart for her patients and that comes through just in the first meeting. She speaks frankly and offers the options based on her knowledge and experience. She also offers her best advise which was greatly appreciated, as then I could see we were of like minds as to how to proceed in solving my 39 yr old problems. :-)
Posted by Sheens
Professional, caring and knowledgeable. She listened to what I wanted for the outcome of my procedure and provided me with what I wanted. She gave me many options for size, material and profile for me to choose from. She listened to my concerns and questions even though I took a very long time to decide to schedule the procedure. She even re-scheduled a meeting moving my appointment up because I was early so I didn't have to wait.
Treatments offered at Seattle Plastic Surgery
Education / Training
Medical: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Florida, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery