Dr. Helen Kim, MD

Dr. Helen Kim, MD

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Age 52
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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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Umbilical Hernia more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Abdominal Disorders more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Incisional Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Incisional Hernia more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Atresia
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Empyema
Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Varices
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
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hepatectomy
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
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
Lipomas
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
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)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Vaginal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1992
    Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1992

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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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