Dr. Paul Kim, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204

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(704) 376-1605

Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health University City. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (704) 376-1605.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kim is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Kim
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Herniated Disc Surgery
Low Back Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

3.7

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
61.53846153846154%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
2 Stars
11.538461538461538%
(3)
1 Star
23.076923076923077%
(6)
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While Dr. Kim is like most doctors, a little smug and dismissive, he is polite and professional and most importantly is a great surgeon. Personality aside I went for medical relief and I got it. He has performed two surgeries so far and is going to do a third. I will note that his demeanor has improved and he has softened up a bit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Dec 14, 2021
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I had a terrible experience with a disc fusion surgery. He was smug as so many people have said on here and dismissive. I grew up in the medical community and never (well maybe not never) seen such a lack of empathy. I have been around surgeons all my life and he is at the bottom. I will say he did a great sales job before the surgery. Maybe he has a future in that arena. Beware go elsewhere
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Aug 06, 2020
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I had been a patient of Dr. Kim for several years. He performed 3 cervical fusions. I am still in constant pain. I went back a few months ago to review the MRI & nerve study. He was smug, telling me there is nothing wrong & that my fusions look great. When I asked about the hemangioma that was found on the MRI (where my pain/spasm is) he insisted they don't cause pain. While that is true for most, some ARE symptomatic. After raising his voice to me, I began to cry. He never apologized or even offered a tissue. I will NEVER return to Dr Kim.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Lisa – Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Kim was fantastic! I had spinal fusion for herniated discs. Complicated by Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis. and more! I feel like he gave me my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Margaret Barnes – Dec 28, 2019
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Big and little procedure. Dr Kim is an amazing surgeon and person. As a physician myself I have the utmost highest regards for him and highly recommend him And
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr Melissa Delaney – Dec 10, 2019
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Just finished up disc replacement surgery for my wife. Could not disagree more with the previous reviewer who did not appreciate Dr Kims bedside manner. He has been thorough, authoritative, and always open for Q&A. My neighbor recommended him to us - have nothing but positives to say about the experience. Michael & K
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Dec 29, 2018
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Waited 95" for a short unpleasant mtg. Kim raced thru a cursory explanation of my condition while ignoring questions. After 2-3 minutes of lecture he permitted brief Q&A. I left shaken by Kim's intimidating behavior. Followed Kim's orders and underwent insurance-required treatment from an assoc who was nearly as bad as Kim. Kim has poor "bedside manner". I don't know if he's an effective Dr since I couldn't bring myself to return to a Dr I mistrusted for actual treatment (spinal surgery).
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Jan 25, 2017
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I was disappointed with Dr. Kim. I was referred for an urgent surgical consult for severe central foraminal and lateral stenosis at 3 + lumbar levels. It took 5 weeks to get an urgent appointment. I waited over two hours to see Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim did not examine me. He looked at MRIs and CT. Said i urgently needed surgery and would require 6 months before i could return to my profession. His answer to every question i had was no, you can do that Time with the dr was under 3 minutes.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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charlotte, nc – Mar 24, 2016
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I was sent to Dr. Petty after a fail L3-4-5 surgery to Dr. Kim. Dr Kim done surgery on L3-C4 and replace L3-4-5. But upper spin nothing could be done. My Family Dr. Said No and sent me to another Dr. Dr. Kim was so mad and kicked me out , Bye just listen to my Family Dr. Dr Kim said never come back. Now I'm in a Wheelchair. Thanks Dr. Kim All I want was help, And now I've stoped work and looking to a short life due to not walking. And giving up. If he would have listened I could be working
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Charlotte, NC – Mar 03, 2016
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Failed back surgery. Back hurts constantly, Also, have back spasms every time I stand and walk. He messed up nerves leading from spine, down outer left leg, foot and 4 of my 5 toes. He was discourteous when I told him about the numbness and cold feelings. He spoke very condescending to me. I wouldn't sent my worst enemy to him. Smug.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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Hickory, NC – Feb 09, 2016
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Great surgeon
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Dec 17, 2015
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Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Mississippi
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Kim frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kim specializes.

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Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kim is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Atrium Health University City

Charlotte, NC

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)