Dr. Daniel Kim, MD

Dr. Daniel Kim, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Daniel Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

6400 Fannin St Ste 2150

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery"

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • LSU Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • U Fla/U Fla Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
248 total reviews (52 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (248)

  • 5
    (216)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (20)

Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (52)

Back surgery was a tough decision. On my first visit, Dr. Kim kindly said I know you are not there mentally but I am looking at your MRI and you are here physically. As many of you, I wanted a second opinion. I even went to a chiropractor that said he would drive me to a surgeron after...more
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Dr. Kim is a skilled neurosurgeon. He is able to diagnose and treat appropriately. I have had three surgeries to remove schwanomas (usually benign nerve tumors) on my lumber and cervical areas. Then one was found in my armpit. It was removed with hardly any postsurgery pain and a minimal scar. ...more
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I had spinal cord edema myelopathy, Dr Kims operated on C5 & C6 C4-7 cage plate C3-7 laminectomy C3-T posteria instrumentation & fusion to decompress my spinal cord. Dr Kim did a great job I would recommend any one to him
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Dr. Kim did surgery on me 3 yrs ago. My recovery was excellent, and now no problems. He is the best neurosurgeon, excellent bedside manners and knows his stuff! I highly recommend Dr. Kim!!!
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He's an awesome doctor. He did lower back surgery on my husband 7 years ago, and did so well that he was the only one I considered for my back surgery. Walked out of hospital with no pain. Three months later, I'm back to doing what I love: golf and working out.
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