Dr. Sunny Kim, MD

Dr. Sunny Kim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Sunny Kim, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Alexandria, MN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

6600 State Highway 29 S

Alexandria, MN 56308

Contact Information

(320) 763-8888

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic 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 Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

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)

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,...more
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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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