Karen Jones
Karen J. Jones, M.D.

Karen J. Jones, M.D.

Karen J. Jones, M.D.

Gynecology, Robotic Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Abnormal Pap Smears, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Alternative Medicine, Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic), Bloodless Surgery, Endometrial Ablation, Fibroids, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecological Surgery (Robotic), Gynecology, Hysterectomy (Laparascopic Supracervical), Hysterectomy Vaginal (Laparoscopic-assisted), Hysteroscopic Ablation, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic), Myomectomy (Laparascopic), Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Vaginal Sling Procedure

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Discover Card, Money Order

Insurance Accepted:

America's Health Plan, Community Health Plan of Washington, DSHS/Medicaid, First Health, Group Health (limited specialties - call for information), Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA), Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS), Indian Health Services, Labor & Industries, Medicare, Managed Health Network, Pacificare of Washington, Private Healthcare Systems, Secure Horizons, Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health), Value Behavioral Health, Washington Physician Services, Aetna (All Product Lines), BCE Emergis, Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services), ChoiceCare Network (Humana), Formost, Holland America Line Westours, Molina Healthcare of WA, NorthwestOne, One Health Plan of WA, Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines), Regence Blue Shield (All Product Lines), StayWell Insurance (Guam), United Networks (United Healthcare), USC Health Services, Van Hall Health, CIGNA Behavioral Health (MCC Behavioral Health), Magellan (Includes Greenspring), United Behavioral Health (US Behavioral Health), United Healthcare Standard, First Choice Health Network, United Payors & Providers, Pro-America, Pacific Medical Centers

Additional Information:

I do in office Novasure and Essure procedures.  I also do minimally invasive (Robotic) surgery to remove the uterus or fibroids. 

Philosophy of Care

Male hormones change once, but women undergo a number of hormonal shifts at different times in their lives. That's why it's important to receive care from people who really understand the impact of these changes - not just to a woman's body, but on her whole life as well.

Personal Interests

I enjoy reading, alternative medicine, hiking, being with my children, meditation and gardening.

Medical School

Oregon Health Sciences University, OR


Reading Hospital and Medical Center, PA

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Associations:


Additional Information:

I do in office Novasure and Essure procedures.  I also do minimally invasive (Robotic) surgery to remove the uterus or fibroids. 

All about fibroids

Fibroids are a benign growth of the muscular wall of the uterus. In some women, the cells of the muscle of the uterus start to grow and form a ball of tissue. This ball of tissue, or fibroid, can be very small such as the size of a pea to 10 cm or more in diameter. Fibroids can cause a woman to have heavy periods and bleed between periods, or may cause pressure on the bladder so she needs to urinate frequently, or may cause a large mass in the abdomen. Fibroids sometimes cause discomfort or pain, but not as often.

What a woman who has fibroids notices depends on ...

Dealing with vaginal dryness

One of the more annoying situations that many of my patients have been in is having painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. In general the cause of dryness of the vaginal tissue is lack of estrogen. This can occur postpartum, especially in women who are breastfeeding a baby, and it can occur just before and during menopause.

When estrogen is in the body, one of the effects of estrogen is to ...

What you should know about ovarian cysts

Finding out there is a cyst on the ovary is often a concerning experience for a woman.  Women aren't sure what it means for them or what will need to be done.
A woman has two ovaries, which produce eggs, which allow a woman to get pregnant, and produce female hormones.  These hormones cause the lining of the uterus to grow, which then shed (as the period).  Ovaries are actively making hormones and ripening eggs from when the period first starts until when she goes through menopause.  As an egg is ripening in the ovary, several small cysts will form.  These grow to about 2.5 cm, or one inch, and then when the woman ovulates or releases the egg the cyst drains and is gone.  So when a woman has an ultrasound that shows a cyst less than 3 cm it is usually a "follicular" cyst - that is a cyst with a developing egg.  This type of cyst is completely normal and will come and go.
Cysts that are  ...
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1101 Madison St.
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Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-6300
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