Dr. Sunny Kim, MD

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Dr. Sunny Kim, MD
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.

6600 State Highway 29 S

Alexandria, MN 56308

Contact Information

(320) 763-8888

Dr. Sunny Kim, MD

Dr. Sunny Kim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Ucare

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Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Kim's Experience

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Loyola University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Colum Presby Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Evanston Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Riverside Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
3.4
based on 19 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Arlington, VA |
Dr. Kim took my high risk case while at Abbott Northwestern and performed an anterior/posterior 3 level lumbar fusion. It changed my life in a great, positive way. I was in terrible pain before the surgery. After another car accident, I had a 3 level c fusion which took care of terrific headaches, shoulder and back pain. I put off the surgeries, trying to deal with the pain. Both times, I wish I'd done them years earlier. Recovery was a breeze compared to my pre-surgery pain. Highly recommend.
Mcintosh, MN |
I was referred to him for back surgery. He said I needed hip surgery and referred me to Sanford Thief River Falls. I had successful hip replacement. This was ten years ago. I can't answer all questions.
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Dr. Kim accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • Ucare

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