General Surgery, Physician Assistant (PA) · 3 Providers

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based on the average of 14 provider reviews for VALLEY NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION

Review of Dr. Aalami

-Santa Clara |

I had high hope for help from Dr. Aalami I have had continuous pain for months, and was referred to him for help. Dr Gould was only interested in ensuring that I knew he would not prescribe pain medication, and I would just have to live with the pain. SInce the problem didn't appear to have a surgical solution, he spent about 45 seconds examining me, and the rest of the visit lecturing me about how I would just have to live with the pain
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Review of Dr. Aalami

-Santa Clara |

He did the leg bypass which failed, then amputated it
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Review of Dr. Kim

-Seattle, WA |

I did not have a pleasant experience with Dr. Kim. I would not recommend going to her if you are trying to diagnosis an issue. She was dismissive of my questions and I left her office feeling worse than when I had gone in. And I did have to go to another doctor to get my concerns addressed. She may be better if you know you need surgery but I did not have a good experience.
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Review of Dr. Kim

- in Issaquah, WA |

Dr. Kim is excellent at diagnosing and recommending permanent repair procedures for multiple hernia matters. She utilized biologically engineered pig tissue fashioned into a large sheet to cover all of the hernia areas of my abdomen, which had kept tearing after every attempt by other doctors to cover them with traditional mesh. I have been able to perform virtually any strength task the rest of my body can handle, all without a single problem. I highly recommend Dr. Kim for hernia issues.
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Review of Dr. Kim

- in Kirkland, WA |

Very easy to talk to and incredibly nice! She saw me quickly as I needed an urgent appointment, and was very accommodating when I had to bring my toddler with me. Explained the surgery, possible complications and recovery very well. Most importantly, she didn't rush! she took her time to draw a diagram and talk everything through with me!
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Review of Dr. Kim

- in Bothell, WA |

My experience with Dr Kim was exceptional. Dr Kim was patient and made me feel at ease while answering my questions. I felt confident that I was in good hands and that the outcome would be successful. Dr Kim is a caring compassionate surgeon that I highly recommend. Phil Jan 2016
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Review of Dr. Kim

- in Bellevue, WA |

Simply rude! That's the best description. I don't care how great someone's surgical skills are if she cannot make a sincere effort to understand me as a whole patient. I will not return to her. My girlfriend, who is black (I'm white) had a similar experience. I don't think she is racist, I just think she is mean and belittling to others. I wonder if this is how she treats her husband and children?
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73 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication And Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy And Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision Of Breast Tumor
  • Excision Of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision Or Destruction Of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Removal Of Arteriovenous Shunt For Renal Dialysis
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy And Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography And Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Wound Repair


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VALLEY NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION accepts 6 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
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