Dr. Min Kim, MD

Dr. Min Kim, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Min Kim, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

6550 Fannin St Ste 1601

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Kim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "As thoracic surgeon, I provide the best thoracic surgical treatment for thoracic disease using minimally invasive techniques."

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemothorax
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Vascular Disease
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65  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Min Kim is highly skilled in the latest technology providing the least invasive surgery options. After having little options with local doctors intimidated to provide care for my large complex type 4 hiatal hernia, he was able to perform Robotic/Laparoscopic surgery without any complications. ...more
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I am 2 months post op from a Heller Myotomy for achalasia. Dr. Kim was incredibly professional and prior to the procedure and even recommended I meet with another surgeon in Houston to discuss a less invasive procedure. Ultimately I went when Dr Kim and the surgery was a home run.
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Wait was almost 2 hours which I feel totally unacceptable. Surgery plan was unacceptable as much too aggressive. There were other possibilities for surgery and he took the most aggressive way which would have ended up with patient in more breathing troubles than am experiencing now. Going to...more
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