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Dr. D Kyle Kim, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Kim

Dr. D Kyle Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago / Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Spine Deformities more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Spine Disorders more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

Dr. D Kyle Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago / Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Chicago / Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School
1989

Awards

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.8

Based on 87 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Super doctor with a view to all health systems. His specialty as a neurosurgeon takes priority, but he is a manager of overall health concerns. He made neck and back surgery as easy as possible. But, he also oversaw hip replacement by contacting an orthopedic and arranging surgery, a preliminary shot and X-rays. He explained and showed MRIs that were needed to show my particular problems. He is pleasant, conversational and focused on what he does. I highly recommend him.
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Excellent &approachable,he came highly recommended, I concu. He first gave me copies of my MRI, explained them & the proposed surgery options in detail. He carefully reviewed the MRI images on his larger viewing system and called with results. He gave my PCP details of options, which helped me decide between him and an orthopedic surgeon. Office and MA are easy to reach and make appts. Leg and back pain gone, and I am optimistic. After a longer than expected recovery, I am regaining strength.
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I was recommended to see Dr. Kim by another neurologist for a spinal fusion. Dr. Kim is very nice and comfortingly direct about the procedure. My surgery was quite successful. I have had absolutely no pain in my left side whereas I had continual chronic pain for several years prior to the surgery. My care at Swedish was excellent and my recovery was as expected. Pain for a few days and I was able to walk without pain quickly.
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Very happy with my spinal fusion surgery. All the pain is gone. I couldn't ask for a more successful ourcome.
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He's the best!! I had back surgery in November at Swedish. I appreciated each time I saw him. He always took as much time with me as I needed. He is a down to earth, friendly doctor--who knows his stuff!! So glad I was referred to him, and if I ever need surgery again--you bet, he will be the surgeon I will call!
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Dr. Kim is outstanding! He is approachable, patient and explains everything well. His surgical skills are exemplary. Because of 2 separate and worsening spine conditions in 2018, surgical interventions were the only remedies. Because I've needed 2 prior cervical fusions, I am very careful in choosing a dr. After discussing my recent situations with 2 other surgeons, I chose Dr. Kim and am so thankful for my excellent outcomes after my serious spine challenges!
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I am grateful for Dr. Kim's professionalism in presenting me with factual information about my pending lower back surgery and for his expertise in carrying out a most successful surgical procedure. I had endured several months of progressively increasing chronic pain in the upper and lower regions of my left leg whereby becoming close to being immobile. I am now at day 30 of post-op and I am very close to being pain-free. I highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone with spinal complications.
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I am an active 78 year old and during 2018 Dr. Kim performed two complex surgeries on my cervical and lumbar spine. In both cases I am very pleased with the final results. The recovery has been rapid and I am relieved of all pain, stiffness and soreness. It has truly been a very positive experience! Dr. Kim is an excellent Neurosurgeon and really cares about his patients. His staff was always available to address any questions or concerns. They are exceptional! I highly recommend Dr. Kim
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Great results from Micro-discectomy L3/L4 on 8/24/2018. My left foot has dropped from nerve damage. It is returning to normal quickly & the pain that was present pre-op is gone. New sensations are present as the nerve revives. Dr Kim is great as is his staff. The Swedish Ortho Center is great well organized & keeping you from general hospital population. I’d select this team again in a heart beat. Thanks again!
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August 17th Dr. Kyle Kim performed a laminectomy in 3 areas of my lower back, and I am now walking free of pain!! The past 3 years I have addressed pain issues through PT, Yoga, Steroid injections and Accupuncture. Dr Kim and his staff in the office, as well as operating floor, were professional and supportive at every step of the way. Do not wait any longer....make an appointment with Dr. Kim today!
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My overall experience from pre op to post op visit was excellent. Dr. Kim gave me the confidence to go through micro discectomy with his kind and calm demeanor and expert explanation. Choosing him as my surgeon is the best decision I’ve ever made in a long time. His office staff is very professional and friendly. I’m now on the road to recovery, able to walk without crutches, no more shooting pain.
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Very happy with the surgical results for my herniated disc. The nerve pain was unbearable prior to surgery and thankfully this is no longer happening. I can't say thank-you enough to Dr. Kim for helping me get back to my life and work.
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I was fearful of having back surgery! Dr Kim made me feel he can fix me and surely he did. Had lumbar fusion surgery on May 3 and I'm walking and getting stronger each day ! Dr Kim was amazingly knowledgeable and compassionate. He made my family and I felt "he cared"!
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After years of pain in my back l finally went to see Dr. Kim. He showed me everything on my MRI and said he could help me. I was very scared to go through surgery but scheduled it anyways. The week before I was having second thoughts about the surgery. I went through with it anyways. Boy let me tell you it was the best thing l could of done. I feel l came through it with flying colors. I don't have any more pain and l feel great. Thank you Dr. Kim and Dr Steege.
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My experience with Dr. Kim was excellent. I had terrible pain in my lower back/right leg due to a bulging disc and tried to avoid surgery for 7 months. Dr. Kim is honest with patients and makes sure that all other non-surgical options have been tried before surgery (physical therapy, steroid injection, medication etc). He performed a microdiskectomy in my lumbar region and I feel like a new person -- I am pleased and grateful. I only wish I would have done it sooner. Thank you, Dr. Kim.
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I found Dr.Kim to be an extremely professional and competent doctor. His staff, his bedside manner, and his skill level are good enough to get this 73 year old man walking again.
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I underwent a C5-C6 and C6-C7 anterior cervical diskectomy and partial C6 corpectomy for cervical spondylitic myelopathy. I was very pleased with the care and surgical expertise of my surgeon, Dr. Kim. My symptoms have greatly improved and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim.
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Dr. Kim basically rebuilt my spine in one anterior approach procedure [3.5 hours] and one posterior approach procedure [12 hours-with Dr. Falikov (orthopedic surgeon)]. I had a number of complications during the 12 hour procedure. Dr. Kim's speedy and appropriate responses to these literally saved my life. Mine was one of the most difficult procedures Dr. Kim has encountered. He is a superb clinician with outstanding interpersonal skills. He met with me for 3 separate one hour sessions before OR
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Dr. Kim was my neurosurgeon in January 2018, after I fractured my vertebrae in a fall. When I met Dr. Kim, he explained what my condition was and showed me my CAT scan. I felt comfortable and had confidence in him from the start. Dr. Kim’s care continued for the next three months, and he was always attentive to my needs. I’m now in physical therapy and doing extremely well. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Kim as my surgeon and would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Dr. Kim was recommended to me by a friend who had back surgery by him. I cotacted his office from Alaska; they were friendly and helpful in setting up a pre-surgery conference. That led to a phone coference with Dr. Kim who said he could operate in two weeks. Met with Dr. Kim in his office the day before the operation. Operation went fine. All pain was immediately relieved and remains so six weeks later. Dr. Kim is very professional and a personable human being. I am 90.
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