Dr. Edward Kim, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients

North Carolina Surgery at Raleigh

2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 300 Raleigh, NC 27607

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(919) 784-7874

Dr. Edward Kim, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kim is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Hernia Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Inguinal Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

5.0

Based on 32 ratings

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Dr. Kim is the consummate medical professional. From diagnosis to surgery and recovery, Dr. Kim gave me complete confidence that that his diagnosis was correct and that surgery would improve my quality of life. He was always prompt with appointments, and thorough with his explanations. Recovery from surgery was much easier than expected, and I am now back to my routine at work and am free to eat what I wish and exercise as I please. I recommend Dr. Edward Kim without any reservations.
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
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John Davis – Mar 06, 2021
Dr. Kim saved my life, period. He recognized my condition during attempting to put a port in my chest. Had he been successful in implanting the port I was to wait 5 days before beginning chemo. Fortunately, for me he recognized that I wouldn't survive for another 5 days and had me admitted to the hospital where I did survive. I still needed a port and when asked who I wanted to do the surgery, there was only one answer---Dr. Kim
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff Brown – Jul 22, 2020
Dr. Kim performed my robotic bilateral in GUI allowing hernia operation recently. The procedure went extremely well and was a tremendous success. My recovery period went well and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I feel truly blessed to have him as my 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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Jun 18, 2020
Dr. Kim performed hernia surgery on me. Everything went fantastic from start to finish. The procedure went well, the recovery was a breeze, and the nurses called me daily to check how I was doing. Dr. Kim was very professional from the first appointment to the last and he clearly went over all of my options and answered my questions thoroughly. I would highly recommend him and I will call him in the future if the need arises. THANK YOU Dr. Kim!!
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Todd Villella – Feb 08, 2020
Dr. Kim did my hernia surgery on 25 April 2019. Overall it went great and I'd recommend him to anyone for this sort of procedure! I'm an engineer, so leading up to it I had a ton of questions. During the office visits prior he patiently listened to each one and gave me the information I was asking for, without judging how inane some of the questions might have been. Also, I never felt like he was in a rush to move on to his next appointment. Day of surgery went about as well as it could: - with an earlier patient canceling and processing me fast - surgery in the timeframe he described - time describing how it went (with pictures) to my wife - and rapid recovery in post-op Recovery at home and ability to do things again quickly was as good as one could expect.
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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Bill May – Jul 26, 2019
After consulting with a different surgeon, I met with Dr. Kim. He gave me a detailed explanation of what he would do to repair my hernia. He explained that he would do it laproscopically and close the opening. I was very happy to hear that because it was the total opposite of what I had been told by the first surgeon I consulted. After surgery, I had to return to the hospital because of ileus. Dr. Kim was there every day and sometimes twice a day. He explained what was happening and what I could expect. His calm, matter of fact demeanor was very reassuring. Things happened exactly like he said they would. I would definitely recommend 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
No results
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Grateful – Jul 03, 2019
Dr. Kim is very professional. I would recommend him highly. He explained the procedure and what to expect afterwards. I would definitely go back to him.
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
No results
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Jul 03, 2019
Dr. Kim performed my hernia surgery. Him and the entire Rex team were great! The surgery went well, my daughter and I were kept informed, and the recovery was quick.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 03, 2019
Would recommend Dr Kim wholeheartedly. My gallbladder surgery went as expected. Recovery time was minimal. Thanks Dr Kim!
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Mar 28, 2019
Dr. Kim was recommended to me for my recent hernia surgery. I could not be more pleased with Dr. Kim and robotic surgery. He explained everything in detail and while he expressed the benefits of robotic surgery , he did not oversell. My recovery was faster than anticipated and the only issue was feeling better than I expected to within a short time.e
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
  • Long wait times
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Edwin Horner in Raleigh, NC – Jan 22, 2019
Dr. Kim took the time to explain all the details involved in my hernia repair surgery. Had a nice sense of humor. I would highly recommend him. I was very satisfied!
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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Alan Galloway in Raleigh, NC – Jan 20, 2019
Dr Kim fixed a hernia surgery I had in Florida several years back. Developed chronic pain. He performed the surgery with the robot. Took down scar tissue, removed the old mesh and placed new mesh. Recovery was exactly how Dr. Kim predicted. I'm feeling good and back to my old activities. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff to my friends and family.
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
No results
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RJC in Raleigh, NC – Dec 09, 2018
I’m results oriented. Dr. Kim provides excellent results.
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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Don Jones in NC – Nov 06, 2018
I went to see Dr. Kim after some trouble with some prior surgeries. Dr. Kim has always been a consummate professional and provided me great care. He and his staff were responsive to all my inquiries and concerns. I would recommend him to anyone with general surgery needs!
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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Matt Striffler in Fuquay-Varina , NC – Oct 08, 2018
My umbilical hernia surgery was perfect. Everything went exactly as Dr Kim predicted, he was professional and on top of his field.
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
  • Long wait times
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John Flynn in Raleigh, NC – Aug 02, 2018
Dr. Kim was my doctor when I was going into hurnia surgery on the 21 of June this year. Dr. Kim was very knowledgeable about what I needed and how to do it and get me back to my busy life that I love so much. Thanks doc
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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Samuel Deskins in Cary, NC – Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Kim is a pleasant and thorough physician. My experience with him was first in the emergency dept. He explained my situation thoroughly and was very receptive to questions. A week later I had surgery. I had very good results and healed very well. Dr. Kim again gave me through post op instructions and answered any questions that I had. I felt comfortable taking his recommendations throughout the entire process. Dr. Kim is calm and reassuring. I appreciate this in my doctor.
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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Harriett Wolfe in Wendell, NC – Jun 29, 2018
I am extremely appreciative to Dr. Kim for the superb hernia surgery that he did for me 3 weeks ago, healing is going well and recovery has been on fast pace. I have seen pictures of the surgery with installation of the mesh and greatly appreciate the professionalism and the high tech that Dr. Kim possess. Thank you so much and wishing him the best
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
1 person found this helpful
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Mohamed Bourham in Raleigh, NC – Jun 27, 2018
Did an great job, had a very quick recovery.
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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Jim in Raleigh, NC – Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon. My Inguinal Hernia was repaired via minimally invasive robotic surgery resulting in very little pain and rapid recovery. Dr. Kim was very good at explaining the various options for the surgery and how the recovery would proceed. His advise and skill was truly outstanding!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Wayne King in none – May 16, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My philosophy is to provide the patient with all the options. Way the pros and cons of surgery. Many times I will advise against surgery. My advice is...Read more

Biography

Practicing at UNC Rex since 2016. Specialize in advanced robotic hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery including LINX. Clinics in Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Garner. 

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Med Univ Sc Coll Of Med, General Surgery
Residency Hospital
2003
Medical University Of South Carolina
Internship Hospital

Awards

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

Dr. Kim frequently treats Hernia Repair, Inguinal Hernia, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

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Dr. Kim's office is located at 2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 300, Raleigh, NC 27607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

North Carolina Surgery at Raleigh

North Carolina Surgery at Raleigh2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 300 Raleigh, NC 27607
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North Carolina Surgery at Garner

North Carolina Surgery at Garner300 Health Park Dr Garner, NC 27529
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North Carolina Surgery at Wakefield

North Carolina Surgery at Wakefield11200 Governor Manly Way Raleigh, NC 27614
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)