Dr. Arthur Kim, MD

Dr. Arthur Kim, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arthur Kim, MD is a general surgery specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in general surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and more.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Summa (Bluebonnet Blvd)

9001 Summa Ave

Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 89% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 68% of peers
Benign Tumor
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Dr. Kim received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Korea University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea. He completed a Surgery Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, and a Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship at Tulane University Medical Center. Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "I believe in teaching patients to understanf the disease and how to get well through surgery or medications. If patients understanf what the disease is about, they become very active and positive toward my reccomendation. This further extends into the idea of team work. I am not a one man army to treat all diseases. I believe in ONE TEAM."

6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois At Urbana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Korea University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hennepin County Medical Center- Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Korea University Medical Center- Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Tulane University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

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Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Kim saved my daughter's life and leg! fast acting and superior knowledge as a surgeon, we were blessed to be at the right place at the right time!
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This was my very first surgery (robotic assisted laparoscopic gallbladder removal) & I was nervous, scared & my anxiety was a 10/10! .... But I must say, Dr. Kim & his entire team did so well at relaxing me & making me feel safe! I was crying when he came to bring me back to surgery & his response...more
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I was totally devastated when my father passed away from simple gallbladder surgery because of Dr. Kim's error. He didn't let us know what problem he had encountered until days after the surgery and my father suffered for a week leaking bile into his abdomen. It took the other doctor's 4 days to...more
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Dr. Kim botched my grandfather's surgery and he is now dead because of Dr. Kim's inadequacy. I will never allow any of my loved ones to go to this hospital again. Our family is devastated by our unexpected loss. Do not trust Dr. Kim with your family, he will kill them.
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Dr. Arthur Kim is very friendly and very easy to talk to. I was very afraid before the surgery but Dr. Kim put me at ease with jokes and his comfort speaking. I'll recommend Dr. Kim to everyone. He is #1 on my list. If I need any surgery in the future, he is the one I want to do it! Thanks Dr/Mr....more
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