Dr. Betty Kim, MD

Dr. Betty Kim, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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55 y/o
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Dr. Betty Kim, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates

2222 N Nevada Ave # 5011

Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Aneurysm more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 83% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of the surgeons at CTSA is to provide the highest quality care and best outcomes for patients with diseases of the heart, lungs, and chest. We provide a wide array of surgical care for cardiopulmonary disease, including unique cutting edge procedures not offered elsewhere, with top tier patient outcomes.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2002
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Brook Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Yale University
Medical School
1987
Yale University
Undergraduate School
2002
1999
1994
1992
1991
1987

Awards

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.8

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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My CABG was successful. It's an overwhelming feeling to find a renewed sense of life and purpose. I'm blessed to wake each day. I'd recommend Dr. Kim to anyone that needs Heart Surgery.
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Dr. Kim treated my mom with so much respect and was very honest. We appreciate everything she's done. Who knew you could feel so much better after heart surgery. My mother is more active than she's ever been.
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Great staff, great surgeon. So thankful to be alive. Dr. Kim is the reason I'll live another day!
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I had a minimally invasive coronary artery bypass performed by Dr. Kim. She made a small incision between my ribs which has healed very well. I completed cardiac rehab and have had no problems since my bypass operation. I am truly grateful that she found me to be a good candidate for this new approach. I sincerely believe that she keeps up to date on all the new techniques. Thank you Dr. Kim for being a wonderful surgeon.
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Dr. Kim recently did surgery on my father, Rick. She gave us clear expectations. It's been two weeks since his CABG and he's never felt better. Thank you for the years you gave us back with our father!
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Father in law had a CABG in Feb and died in a SNIF of heart failure. He should have been medically managed. Poor outcome and quality of life was horrible. Get a second opinion.
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My CABG x 2 was one year ago yesterday and I just wanted to say thanks again. It has certainly changed my life for the better. I was finally returned to flying status and am now in the best shape of my life - 5 miles in under 40 min.
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Dr. Kim was my mother-in-laws surgeon. She was incredible. She recognized quickly that the first proposed surgery would not be successful long term and recommended more extensive surgery. Her concern and care were professional, but more importantly, were directed for the care of her patient. My mother-in-law has recovered and is in better health than she has been in years. Dr. Kim not only gave her a longer life, she gave her a new quality of life also. One of the best! Staff is great too!
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Dr. Kim is a great surgeon! She replaced my aortic valve and ascending aorta. It is six months after surgery and I'm doing great!
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Dr. Kim saved my life. I cannot say enough to thank her for her care, her professionalism and her empathy. She is the best doctor ever. I truly believe that if it wasn't for her I would not be alive today. There is no way in this world I could ever repay her for what she did for me.
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Dr. Kim saved my husband's life. John had an aortic dissection and if it's wasn't for this gifted women, our family wouldn't be whole. We have been blessed by these hands. No words can express our gratitude. -Sara
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Dr. Kim did not finish the surgery she was supposed on my father. Told me I'm serious when I quote " Your dads to fat he needs to lose weight " he was the same size the day before. Never talked with him. Sent an over arrogant minion to placate us. Worst surgeon in the world............
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Dr. Kim is very professional and with her staff did an outstanding job on my open heart surgery. So pleased with the outcome of the surgery
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I had a heart attack skiing at Monarch. Dr. Kim performed quadruple bypass open heart surgery and a valve repair on March 28, 2017. I was walking the next day and have returned to all my activities including skiing. I owe my life to Dr. Kim and her stellar team, and will be ever thankful to them for their professionalism, kindness, and good cheer. My wife was also very impressed with the quality of treatment and service.
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She is an absolute marvel!! Dr. Kim is a truly a brilliant physician, and I am fortunate and honored to be her patient. God bless you, Dr. Kim !!!
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Dr. Kim and her team performed a surgical repair to my mitral valve. I received excellent professional care from their team, and I feel very lucky to have had Dr. Kim as my surgeon. She is knowledgeable and up-to-date in her specialty, and she determined that my case was suitable for a "minimally invasive" type of procedure. I have had an excellent outcome from the surgery, fully recovering and resuming my physically active lifestyle. Thank you, Dr. Kim and staff!
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Dr. Kim performed a mini aortic heart valve replacement requiring only a 4 incision and cutting only one rib inserting a bovine replacement valve. I only have to take a daily 1/4 grain aspirin and no blood thinners. I was walking four days after surgery and discharged 5.5 days after surgery. I did lose some weight & exercised moderately before going into surgery. I had an excellent outcome and my heart echo test was near perfect. I am active and working out and playing tennis again.
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