Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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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, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Hydrocephalus more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Deep Brain Stimulation
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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 Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
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

About Me

Biography

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, cerebrovascular disorders, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

3.9

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
7.317073170731708%
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1 Star
26.829268292682926%
(11)

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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Locations

DISC Sports and Spine Center

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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