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Dr. Cholwoo Kim, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 53

  
Dr. Kim

Puyallup Surgical Consultants a division of Proliance Surgeons

1519 3rd St Se Ste 230 Puyallup, WA 98372
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Dr. Cholwoo Kim, MD is a general surgery specialist in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and more.


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4.9

Based on 88 reviews

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Dr. Kim was very nice and thoughtful and explained the procedure thoroughly during my consult. He has a sense of humor which I appreciate but was always professional and helpful with any questions I had.
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Friendly, personable. Explained what was going to be done and better yet, good follow up upon successful completion.
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My mother has had two surgeries by Dr. Kim (10 years apart, unrelated conditions). He fully explained what would be done during surgery, what to expect from it, how recovery would be, and what could go wrong (just in case). He is very compassionate, thorough, and trustworthy. He also has a great sense of humor which put us at ease. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone!
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I appreciated Dr. Kim. He was friendly and willing to answer all my questions. My surgery was done in hospital but I wasn’t required to be checked in and the recovery was fine. The stitches healed nicely and follow up was great. Overall this has been a positive experience and I am grateful for his expertise.
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Dr. Kim is wonderful! Not only is he a skilled surgeon, but he's also kind, caring, and attentive. He performed my surgery two weeks ago today, and it was a resounding success. He visited me at least once a day while I was in the hospital, and he took such good care of me.
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I met Dr. Kim when I was in the emergency room. I had a bad pain and I had a notice that I would have a surgery that night for the appendicitis. It was a scare news, but when he came in to explain about the surgery, he calmed me and told me that he would make the surgery like it was on his own sister. In fact he did it, thank God everything went great! After the surgery the office visit was perfect, I had three visits until he was sure that it was healed. He is a great Doctor! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Dr. Anthony Kim
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Dr.kim was easy to talk to and explained the procedure and why it needed to be done.
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I am not surprised lookin at the other reviews, that he and this office has scored so high. I was in for a appointment and the front office people, the nurse who checked me in and helped and dr kim,....all excellent. my experience was great.
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I am on a HMO plan and found I needed to have a surgery. Dr. C Anthony Kim was referred for me. I have had many Dr. visits to specialists and have been treated as if I was old person and didn't have long to live anyway so do the absolute minimum. Dr. Kim actually cared. He listened, he was professional and yet he was the kindest Dr. I truly felt he was concerned with me. He was a blessing because I was so fearful. He explained, he validated my concerns, and he took time with me. Which is almost unheard of in today's rushed world.
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Dr C. Anthony Kim was highly recommended by my urologist in Federal Way for laparoscopic surgery to repair my hernia. I'm so glad that he did. Dr Kim explained everything in a clear and friendly way that it was easy to understand. I couldn't be happier with the results. Thanks again Dr Kim. Jerry M. Puyallup.
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About Me

I always try to walk hand-in-hand with the patient in tackling their illness, giving straightforward information and honest answers, so that the patient can choose the treatment plan that best suits them.  If I'm asked to decide that plan for the patient, my overriding philosophy is, 'what would I do if this were my own family member?'

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Fellowship Hospital
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery--Emory University Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Emory University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Emory University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

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(253) 841-9640

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Providence Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Kim treats Abdominal Disorders more than 5% of his peers

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Dr. Kim treats Hernia more than 5% of his peers

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Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Locations

Puyallup Surgical Consultants a division of Proliance Surgeons

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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