505 S Nolen Dr
Southlake, TX 76092
HoursClosed. Opens Mon at 8 AM
- Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
- Board Certified Gastroenterologist
- Currently Accepting New Patients
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Performs Colonoscopies
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About Karen Steffer, M.D.
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I have a family history of colon cancer and colon polyps and as a gastroenterologist I am able to prevent colon cancer on a daily basis. Additionally, while GI diseases are extremely common, each patient’s symptoms and treatment course are individualized; working with patients to find a successful treatment plan is extremely rewarding.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
As a female gastroenterologist I have am particularly aware and accustom to treating women with gastrointestinal diseases. I also treat general hepatology conditions such as chronic viral hepatitis, Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), and steatohepatitis (“fatty liver disease”).
Where did you study?
Undergraduate: Baylor University, Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Internal Medicine Residency and training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Baylor University Medical Center.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
Life is busy with my husband and three small children. We enjoy traveling (when possible), outdoor sports and spending time with our family and friends in the area.
Do you have any special honors or recognition in your medical career that you would like to share?
Honor society (AOA) in my medical school class. Resident of the Year during my Internal Medicine Residency.
Please list your professional affiliations.
Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal/Rectal Bleeding
- Blood in the Stool
- Bowel Incontinence
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
- Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
- Acid Reflux
- Anal Fissure
- Anemia/Iron Deficiency
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary Obstruction
- C. Difficile Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Esophageal Motility Disorder
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Food Intolerance
- Gallbladder Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Hiatal Hernia
- Impacted Bowel
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Peptic Ulcers
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Anorectal Manometry
- Argon Laser Therapy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Esophageal Impedance Test
- Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- HIDA Scan
- Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
- Luminal Stent Placement
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
All staff friendly, courteous and efficient. Well organized clinic.
The team was very caring and wonderful. Thank you.
Wonderful doctor and kindest staff! I was in and out quickly and made to feel very comfortable during my colonoscopy.
Excellent service, from the front desk to the back with the nurses, MD etc. Words can't explain how great they tended to me!!! Keep up the good work and always remember your kindness and professionalism goes a long way.
Dr. Steffer listens. She listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. Her staff is amazing as well.