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Dr. Edsel Kim, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Kim

The Oregon Clinic

9155 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 536 Portland, OR 97225
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(503) 935-8100

Dr. Edsel Kim, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York University in 1996 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

3.2

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(19)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(4)
1 Star
36.8421052631579%
(14)

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I love his seriousness and how straight forward he was during my 18 yr old daughters oral cancer treatment. For those who can’t see that as a good thing,,, I’m sorry. You are passing up a great surgeon. Thanks Dr. Kim! ??
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Doctor Kim was excellent in every area. I cannot imagine being treated by a more skilled, concerned, or competent surgeon.
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Dr. Kim is very straight forward when he explains his findings. He dose this with a strong level of compassion. He is also extremely thorough. This became very evident when he ordered a CT scan to make sure that we were heading in the correct direction. Due to him being so thorough we have found a different issue that we are currently working through. Thank you Dr. Kim for being who you are.
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Over-confident and arrogant. Botched surgery. Can't explain details because not allowed enough characters here. Much worse 6 months after surgery, but he had an excuse for every problem that was something unrelated to his surgery, which is when all the problems started. Horrible doctor, don't use. Don't believe him when he tells you he can fix it! No compassion, doesn't listen.
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Went to see Dr. Kim for a possible deviated septum. He diagnosed that it was deviated in two places. We decided on surgery and I opted for some minor cosmetic changes to my nose at the same time. Dr. Kim restored my ability to breathe by fixing the septum and did an amazing job in giving me a more aesthetically appealing nose while remaining very natural looking. He reassured me throughout the experience and I was so pleased with the end result. Thank you Dr. Kim!
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Dr. Kim is one of the nicest and most dexterous doctors ever I have met. He did parathyroid adenoma removal surgery for my wife a few weeks ago. He tried to make his diagnosis as perfect as possible and to make a patient feeling comfortable. The surgery was very successful. Owing to his trustworthy skills, my wife has got better and better, and her surgery scar is very minimal and unnoticeable as he explained twice before the surgery. I strongly recommend him for the surgery!!!!
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I've had 2 surgeries done by Dr. Kim in the last two years one being fixing a deviated septum and the other being a tonsillectomy. Both surgeries he got me in and out and made sure I was comfortable during the appointments and prior to surgery. My post op appointments were also done very well.
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Came to him for second opinion after another ENT suggested surgery after diagnosing me with growth and bone issues in sinus. Dr Kim saw no such symptoms, and informed me that surgery would at most offer me 5% relief and entail significant risk. He is now treating me for allergies that the other doctor missed. I am very pleased with his service, and honesty. Highly recommended.
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Amazing surgeon. He is a great regular doctor for my chronic ear issues. Was always able to answer my questions, if I didn't understand something. Long waits in the waiting room if it was a surgery day. Make sure to get your clinical appointments on a non-surgery day, if it is an option.
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Wait time each visit less than 10 minutes. He was very thorough and did a great job and was personable.
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About Me

I aim to provide the very best medical and surgical care for my patients. This not only involves the technical aspects required for good outcomes in the operating room, but also taking the time to listen and understand their concerns in the office. This leads to personal, compassionate and efficient care through a team approach with both the physicians and staff.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
2003
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Of Mi Hosps And Health Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1996
New York University
Medical School
1992
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)