Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Richard Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

3501 Jamboree Rd Ste 1250

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 988-7800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Hydrocephalus
normal
more than 80% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 79% 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.

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Uc Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • New York University Medical Centertisch Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York University Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
39 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

Dr. Kim and his team were amazing! From the first consult to the surgery and post op recovery, everything went according to plan! It has now been 5 weeks since my surgery and I could not be happier with my recovery. My pain is gone and the numbness in my right leg is gone! Thank you very...more
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Dr. Kim is a very through and confident doctor who answers your questions and empowers you to make critical decisions. He is also respectful and takes your input seriously. His confidence gives me confidence!! I trust the advice he is giving me! His office coordinator Amanda is awesome and takes...more
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Dr. Kim and Amanda are the best! I'm really glad I was referred to this practice.
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Do not use this doctor. Get another opinion. His immediate suggestion was spine surgery when I was cured with physical therapy. Even an epidural would have been better than his suggestion to go through the front of my throat to get to my spine. I had 3 doctors say he was too eager to do...more
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Hello, It's apparent to me that we did not communicate well during our visit. Your condition clearly warrants surgery, but I did not do a good job of explaining why. I'm generally quite conservative in my treatment of my patients, and help them weigh all the pros and cons in deciding the best course of treatment, whether surgery or otherwise. I'm sorry I didn't explain things more clearly, but I don't want you to take your condition lightly. Please continue to see a qualified doctor.

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Dr. Richard B. Kim is the right hand of God. It's is just the way I feel. He is not only a kind, patient, soothing, comforting physician, he actually listens to the patient, something that is rare. He understood my frustration of finding a doctor that would actually help me, as I had been...more
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