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Dr. Kee Kim, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Kim
4860 Y St # 3740 Sacramento, CA 95817

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Dr. Kee Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(916) 734-7463

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kee Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Ucla Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Of California Davis Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University Of California Davis Med Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
1998
1993
1992

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.3

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(28)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(5)

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I had a great experience with Dr. Kim. The surgery results were fantastic. No more pain. Full use of legs. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim.
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I highly recommend Dr. Kim and his team. I had a difficult spine surgery with him, and I was super grateful for the results. The surgery as well as the followup was exceptional.
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I want to thank Dr. Kim for the wonderful care he gave me and the much needed relief from sciatic nerve pain that I had for over two years. My pain is gone and I am so grateful. Dr. Kim has a kind and caring manner. He is compassionate and took time with me and made sure he answered all of my questions and concerns. Thank you very much Dr. Kim.
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My L4-L5 herniated, was bulging into my spinal cord and causing severe sciatic pain and numbness down my leg. I was basically paralyzed and my 6-year-old had to take care of me (I'm a single mom). While Dr. Kim was operating on my spine, he realized that the disc had fused to my spinal cord; something that did not show up on tests done before surgery. On the spot, he had to scrape it off. I am now fully recovered, I have my life back, and my son has his mommy back. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Kim!!!!
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Very kind, thorough and wonderful surgeon
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I am an older man in good health who started to lose the use of my legs due to the onset of a spinal condition that reduced the transmission of messages to my legs......I did not deal with this right away as I feared back surgery.......WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WA.....Ended up with Dr Kim who put me very much at ease with his calm mannerism and high level of knowledge and experience which was quite impressive......Had surgery recently that went like clockwork. Success was immediate. I'm grateful!!
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Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor. Very attentive, compassionate and very detail oriented. He took care of my debilitating pain in one surgery. Thank you Dr. Kim, for everything, you gave me back my life.
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After years of enduring sciatic nerve pain down my right leg into my ankle, in August 2017 I had TLIF surgery on L4-L5. Immediately after my surgery, I no longer had any debilitating nerve pain! I was able to make a remarkable recovery within just a few months. I no longer experience issues with losing my balance and falling. I was given back the quality of life lost many years back from my spine issues. Thank you for the new lease on life and for being an excellent neurosurgeon & person!
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I was living in Oregon when I ruptured my disc at l4/l5 for the 2nd time,I knew after 25+ years of inflammation/irritation that another discectomy was not going to end my suffering nor was pain pills.I did my research and I knew I needed a surgeon to stabilize the area with a fusion and I wanted surgeon that was young and updated on this latest in surgical techniques/tools.I no longer have pain in my low back go from mild to miserable with activity,it is stable and calm.Dr.Kim is the best. JR
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I've completed my one year + since my spinal fusion surgery. Dr. Kim and the UC Davis Med Center staff were top notch all the way. My result is great, no pain, complete success. The surgery itself, recovery in hospital and follow up care were great. All questions answered, no matter how small. The PAs, front desk, and MAs all were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Kim and the staff at UC Davis Med Center.
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Had a great experience explained everything about the surgery. I am now pain free for the first time in many years no more pain medications.
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TWIMC, As i approach the one year anniversary of my spine surgery (laminectomy, foramenotomy, L5, S1) i would like to again thank Dr. KIm and his staff at the UCDavis spine center, from whom i never received anything except excellent care and compassion. After suffering for many years with debilitating back pain i am completely pain free and i now live an active full life. If my former condition were to return tomorrow i would still thank you for the year of full life you have given me. G.V.
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Dr Kee Kim is a Godsend. He performed back surgery on my mom and she is now able to be mobile and enjoy life. 'Thank you' will never be enough for what he did for her.
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Very efficient and through . He is knowledgeable and explains things at my level?
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Dr. Kim performed neck disc surgery on me in 2015. He was incredibly thorough and professional; and he took the time to explain my condition and options. I opted for surgery and believe I received the very best outcome possible. I recently had my final visit after two years, and my neck was in excellent condition. I have full range of motion and no pain or numbness. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone within the UC Davis health system who is in need of this type of surgery.
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Dr. Kim removed vertebrae (C-6) from my neck that was virtually pressing on my Spinal Cord. I had been to several Orthopedic Doctors who all wanted to do a 3 vertebrae fuse... Dr. Kim removed C-6 and put in a 'bridge' and removed calcium spikes on the inside of vertebrae's above and below... 5 1/2 hour operation... I went home the next day. I have known several with fuses - results not nearly as successful as mine - only 2 pain pills afterwards. SUPER results. Absolutely NO MORE discomfort!!!!
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I appreciate Dr. Kim's surgical prowess and the treatment received at the UC Davis Spine Center. Once again I can button my shirt, tie my shoes (in one attempt), type on a keyboard, and jog up to 5 miles. All of this 10 months after surgery. When Dr. Kim saw the severity of my collapsed cervical spine he hastened getting into the operating room. If the need were to arise again I would seek out Dr. Kim's help. Also, those who work at the spine center were awesome and compassionate.
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Only the best! Always there when needed! Followed my case from beginning to end with professional excellence and a caring touch!! Joan gaiser-booth
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Great Doctor / Surgeon and would recommend. Had lower back surgery
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I had a disk replaced with a ball between the C5 & C6 in August 2014 by Dr. Kee Kim. I am pain free and migraine free. I credit Dr. Kee Kim for bringing joy back into my life. Before the surgery I had about 28 days of vomiting migraines every month on the last 4 months. Before that my wife didn't track it. The surgeons in my state of Alaska wanted to fuse it. I'm so thankful to Dr. Kee Kim for freeing me from constant pain and giving me full mobility of my neck back. He is a God send.
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