Dr. Helen Kim, MD

Dr. Helen Kim, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Helen Kim, MD is a general surgery specialist in Issaquah, WA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.

6505 226th Pl SE Ste 101

Issaquah, WA 98027

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 95% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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59  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992

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

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I did not have a pleasant experience with Dr. Kim. I would not recommend going to her if you are trying to diagnosis an issue. She was dismissive of my questions and I left her office feeling worse than when I had gone in. And I did have to go to another doctor to get my concerns addressed. She...more
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Dr. Kim is excellent at diagnosing and recommending permanent repair procedures for multiple hernia matters. She utilized biologically engineered pig tissue fashioned into a large sheet to cover all of the hernia areas of my abdomen, which had kept tearing after every attempt by other doctors to...more
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Very easy to talk to and incredibly nice! She saw me quickly as I needed an urgent appointment, and was very accommodating when I had to bring my toddler with me. Explained the surgery, possible complications and recovery very well. Most importantly, she didn't rush! she took her time to draw a...more
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My experience with Dr Kim was exceptional. Dr Kim was patient and made me feel at ease while answering my questions. I felt confident that I was in good hands and that the outcome would be successful. Dr Kim is a caring compassionate surgeon that I highly recommend. Phil Jan 2016
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Simply rude! That's the best description. I don't care how great someone's surgical skills are if she cannot make a sincere effort to understand me as a whole patient. I will not return to her. My girlfriend, who is black (I'm white) had a similar experience. I don't think she is racist, I just...more
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