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Dr. Sunny S. Kim MDBOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGEON Dr. Sunny S. Kim's passion and dedication to correcting spinal problems has led to treating more than 15,000 patients in the last 25 years. Skilled in addressing all types of spinal issues, Dr. Kim's extensive experience brings unmatched expertise to treating even the most complex cases.Board certified with both the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery, Dr. Kim is one of only a few spinal surgeons in the nation who is able to treat complicated spinal deformity cases that require vertebral column resections and pedicle subtraction osteotomies. Experience A fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Kim averages more than 500 surgical spinal cases each year, in addition to spine injection interventions. Additionally, Dr. Kim frequently performs complex cervical spine surgeries that require a high degree of expertise, including minimally invasive surgeries like XLIF, OLIF, TranS1, Kyphoplasty, SI joint fusion and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Kim is among a select number of surgeons in the U.S. who can take out a thoracic disc herniation via XLIF in a minimally invasive manner. Education Dr. Kim's medical education began at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, one of the top medical schools in the United States. After graduation, he pursued an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the prestigious Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Later, Dr. Kim became a Spine Surgery Fellow at Minnesota Spine Center, a fellowship program recognized as one of the very best in the country.
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Tristate Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to evaluating and treating all types of brain and spine problems, no matter how complex. Our doctors have extensive training from around the world, and are up to date on all the latest techniques and technologies. Our specialties include OLLIF a minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive SI Joint fusion, injections and physical therapy. We are only 1 of 3 facilities in the United States that have an Upright MRI.
Whatever your ailment, we have the medical expertise and technological capability to successfully treat your problem and help you recover as quickly as possible.