Dr. Betty S. Kim, MD

Dr. Betty S. Kim, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Female | 52 years old

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Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates
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in Colorado Springs, CO |
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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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Colorado.

  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Med Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Brook Army Med Center

    Completed in 1999

    Walter Reed Army Med Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1987

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kim's 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.

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Thank you for submitting your patient survey. I am committed to providing the highest quality care and best outcomes for my patients and hope you felt this way while under my care. If not, please contact me or my staff if you have a concern.