Dr. Dong Kim, MD

Dr. Dong Kim, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dong Kim, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

6400 Fannin St Ste 2150

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 704-7100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas

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more than 96% of peers
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more than 89% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Harvard University Health Services-Stillman Infirmary
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Ucsf Medical Center At Mount Zion
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Hospital and Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Harker Heights |
Told us my son didn't need surgery.I disagree with his decision.
Humble, TX |
Do not go see this doctor!!! I went to him because my family doctor found an arachnoid cyst on the back of my brain. I went to see Dr. Kim and he wanted to do a spinal tap after he found there was nothing wrong in my pressure he wanted to take out the cyst so I had brain surgery right after that I experience painful headaches he ignored my symptoms I was admitted into the hospital and found out I had bacterial meningitis . He refused to admit me into the hospital I could've died doctors said.
in Kirkwood, NY |
Dr. Kim gave me my life back. For years i felt awful with no answers. He operated on me 4/20/17. He removedd an arachnoid cyst, pineal cyst and Chiari Malformation all at once. Im still recovering but i havent felt this good in years. He gave me my life back! He is brillant at what he does and i would highly recommend!!!
Katy, TX |
Dr. Kim did my surgery to correct Chiari I malformation. Excellent & compassionate care from him & his team throughout the process.
in Houston, TX |
Dr Dong Kim totally messed up my mother's life. He performed microvascular decompression surgery on her for trigeminal neuralgia. Not only did it failed but it left her with uncontrollable involuntary movements running and twisting in her mouth, face and head 24/7 nonstop with severe pain for 3 years now. He assured her that a redo of the operation will benefit her. Well, he made it 100 times worse. He also lied on his office notes. No neurosurgeon want to touch her now, not even the Mayo Clinic
in Beaumont, TX |
After battling trigeminal neuralgia for over 5 years I was referred to Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim gave me my life back in only 3 doctor visits!!! Our first meeting as a new patient, 2nd meeting the day prior to surgery, and the 3rd my actual surgery to decompress my trigeminal nerve. Pain relief was immediate following surgery! I can now speak, laugh, smile, eat, brush my teeth, lay my head down, and touch my face without ANY PAIN!! I got my life back thanks to Dr. Kim! THANK YOU DR. DONG KIM!
, TX |
I had a brain tumor that Dr Kim removed. He did an excellent job. He was the second Dr I seen, he also found two blood clots in my head that my first surgeon did not check into.
in Texas |
drove from out of town to see him, had an appt, then i was told by his co-worker Audra Banerji that he was busy and wouldn't be able to see me, so come back in 2 weeks. Dr.Kim gave me 8 minutes of his time in the appt. Seemed disinterested in answering any questions and had the attitude of You are asking too much, i am the expert, so just let me handle it . If you are an educated patient, you will be annoyed. he started to walk out the door before i was finished. Didn't look at my MRI prior2
in Corona, CA |
Dr Kim is arrogant and does not listen! Regardless of how terrible the results or how sick you are afterward, he will not listen, change his protocol or adjust any of this successful methods. All treatment received is cookie cutter and not at all devoted to the patient. His office staff is unorganized and rude. It takes over an hour past appointment time to see him. First you see a medical student, then a resident physician, then Dr. Kim comes in like he is the Pope and only stays 5 minutes.
in Coeur d'Alene, ID |
Outstanding compassionate surgeon! I trust him completely. He did a brain aneurysm clipping for me. I couldn't be more pleased!
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Kim and his team saved my wife's life today. He is the BEST neurosurgeon there is. Doctors do not get better than this man. We believe he is a Godsend. Dr. Kim was extremely kind, confident and courteous from start to finish. My wife had a Colloid Cyst removed today. She is in ICU as we speak and is doing just as well as Dr. Kim said. God bless you Dr. Kim and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Nobody would touch my wife because of her condition. Dr. Kim saved her life!
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Dr. Kim accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard

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Hospitals where Dr. Kim has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
6411 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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