Dr. Edsel Kim, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 50

Dr. Edsel Kim, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

Dr. Kim

The Oregon Clinic

9155 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 536 Portland, OR 97225
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Rhinoseptoplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Rhinoseptoplasty 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

Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • 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
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • 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 Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • 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
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(503) 935-8100

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

3.3

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
53.48837209302326%
(23)
4 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9.30232558139535%
(4)
1 Star
34.883720930232556%
(15)
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What went well
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  • Appointment scheduling (26)
  • Explained conditions well (26)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (14)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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Dr E. Kim and his team at Saint Vincent have been Phenomenal with my sinus surgery, care and follow up. Top notch ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gary Lisk – Sep 29, 2020
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Although it was unintentional I had multiple post-operative complications that landed me in the ER twice after having a septoplasty with Dr. Kim. I am still suffering from these complications. When I tried to reach out to him for help to figure out how this happened he berated me over the phone and was completely unsympathetic and assisted me in no way to feel better. He did a good job on my nose but the side effects from complications really made the entire surgery not worth it. There are so many other surgeons out there that will give their patients more quality care and be involved in recovery unlike he was. Also don’t expect him to tell you about possible drug interactions, I had a very severe reaction between hydrocodone (he prescribed) and a medication that I have been taking for 15 years that he was aware of prior to surgery. When I confronted him about it he denied prescribing it. There are much more caring surgeons. Go with anybody else.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lauren – Sep 19, 2020
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He did the transphenal orthoscopic surgery into my brain. He is super smart and did an amazing job. Would highly recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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PituitaryTumorAllGone – Aug 06, 2020
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I first saw Dr. Kim for a lump that I noticed on my neck. He did a very thorough exam and very confidently said it was just a salivary gland that was positioned low. I since went back for a consult for my deviated septum. After having two previous nasal endoscopies done, I was a little nervous about having another because of the discomfort. However Dr. Kim was extremely gentle and there was zero discomfort. I found him to be very patient while reading to him my list of questions - he is very easy to talk too!
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Lisa – Mar 08, 2020
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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! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Trysh morrison in OR – Jun 09, 2018
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Doctor Kim was excellent in every area. I cannot imagine being treated by a more skilled, concerned, or competent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. Davis in Portland, OR – Apr 18, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ken Palmer in Portland Oregon – Apr 17, 2018
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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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McKenzie in Hillsboro, OR – Jun 02, 2017
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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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Jin in PORTLAND, OR – Apr 03, 2017
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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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Casey W. in Portland, OR – Jan 04, 2017
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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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Wilsonville, OR – Dec 25, 2016
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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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HammrX in Nehalem, OR – Dec 02, 2016
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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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Angela in Portland, OR – Nov 15, 2016
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Dr. Kim was our second opinion. It was obtained after we were very satisfied with our first opinion, but the stakes were too high to be complacent. The protocol he suggested and the surgery he performed was different from what was suggested by the first qualified doctor. Upon intense research, we found that our decision to proceed with Dr. Kim was a lifesaving one.
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Portland, OR – Oct 24, 2016
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I was referred to Dr. Kim. I had one visit and two telephone conversations with him. The visit was less than compassionate. He wanted to scope my nose and appeared annoyed at my reluctance. I am seeking alternative care and he isn't familiar with the type I am pursuing but is very quick to tell me how Steve Jobs tried alternative treatment. I felt as though he was attempting to scare me into making a decision. I am going to a new doctor, one who listens and helps make decisions.
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Joshua Smith in Hillsboro, OR – Aug 25, 2016
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Dr Kim didn't know the difference between major body parts, He made me wait forever and presented, with a dry mouth, enlarged pupils and kept blinking his eyes, he appeared sick or to be on some type of drugs that interfered with his performance. His communication skills, especially listening skills, I'd rate him on a scale of one to ten, a "two". He came recommended so I was expecting better. I would never recommend him to anybody. Do yourself a favor, find someone with more experience.
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Harry poke in Portland, OR – Aug 13, 2016
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Lack of compassion Does not answer questions Feel rushed during follow-up consultations. First one was okay. He is probably a good surgeon and doctor, no complains there but his approach made me never want to go back.
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Portland, OR – Mar 11, 2016
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The waiting was ridiculous and the staff seems to think it is OK. While I don't expect it to be a McDonalds drive-thru I do expect them to RESPECT my TIME as I respect theirs. I was on time for my appt. If the staff is to be at work at 8AM and shows up 9AM everyday does not make for a good practice. Try showing up for a flight an hour late... yeah I hope I'm making myself clear...
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Portland, OR – Feb 10, 2016
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He did sinus surgery for me. He was very thorough and had good bedside manner. He was very knowledgable and efficient. I would recommend him to any friend.
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Beaverton, OR – Feb 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kim graduated from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head and...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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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What are Dr. Edsel Kim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kim frequently treats Rhinoseptoplasty, Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty), and Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

Where is Dr. Edsel Kim, MD's office located?

Dr. Kim's office is located at 9155 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 536, Portland, OR 97225. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Oregon Clinic

Ear, Nose & Throat West9155 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 536 Portland, OR 97225
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)