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Dr. Min Kim, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Kim

Dr. Min Kim, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(713) 441-5177

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Medicaid
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National Care Network
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 100% of his peers

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

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • 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
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Lung Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hemothorax
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess Surgery
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Resection of Mediastinal Tumor
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Pleural Evacuation
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

As thoracic surgeon, I provide the best thoracic surgical treatment for thoracic disease using minimally invasive techniques.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.6

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Dr. Kim, Leo, Libra and the rest of his team are wonderful. Dr. Kim performed a toupet Nissen Fundoplication on me in Nov, 2018 to repair a hiatal hernia and the remnants of a badly performed hernia repair surgery by a different surgeon 3 years ago. He has been very thorough, listens to my...Read More
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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. ...Read 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...Read More
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