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Dr. Benjamin Kim, MD

General Surgery

Male, Age 60, Graduated 1978, Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

11925 S State St
Draper, UT 84020
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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

I have dedicated my life to serving patients overcome their surgical challenges. Combining over 25 years of experience and renowned expertise, I tailor treatments to the unique individual needs of each patient. Incorporating the latest advances in technology(laparoscopy, robotics) with insights in genetics and immunotherapy, helps insure state of the art care. To minimize anxiety and optimize care, I personally examine and operate on each patient and guarantee prompt appointment times.

Dr. Kim's Specialty

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Kim's License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in General Surgery
  • Licensed in Utah

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ablation
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
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  • Arthrodesis Surgery
  • Aspiration of Breast Cysts
  • Bile Duct Procedures
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedures
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Line Insertion (for Chemotherapy)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedures
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Lipomas
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Genomic Testing
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Incisional/Ventral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hermia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Treatment for Colorectal Disease
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Radio Frequency Treatment
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy & Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump/Mass
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cyst
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastric Lymphoma
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gland Cancer
  • Groin Hernia
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Problems
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Gastric
  • Omphalomesenteric Duct Cyst
  • Pancreas Disorders
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Sarcoma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Tumor
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Dr. Kim's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
      Graduated: 1978
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Yale University School Of Med New Haven Ct
      Graduated: 1980
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Yale University School Of Med New Haven Ct
      Graduated: 1985
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • National Cancer Institute
      Graduated: 1982
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • Harvard College
      Graduated: 1974

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Kim's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Kim's Awards & Recognitions

Awards

Dr. Kim's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
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