Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Cedars Sinai Spine Center

444 S San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Terrence Kim, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.


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Dr Kim is the best. He preformed a miracle on me. I went from chronic pain to infrequent pain. I was on the verge of paralysis to off-roading on an ATV six months later. Dr Kim spoke to me in terms that I could understand. I would recommend him, because I trust him with my life
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Susie Franklin in San Pedro, CA – Jan 28, 2018
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Dr Kim is an especially gifted surgeon who truly cares about each of his patients. He recently performed both neck and back surgery on my wife with miraculous results. He literally gave her life back to her. Dr Kim is highly recommended.
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Downey, CA – Aug 17, 2017
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AWFUL. Kim and staff are incompetent, rude, inconsiderate, and dismissive toward patients. Took 7 weeks to schedule initial consult. Not given any instruction to bring imagery/radiology reports. Arrived for appt and was not even seen. Told to reschedule in 3 weeks once I had imagery. Returned 3 weeks later for a 1200 appt. Waited over 3 hours and still not seen. Approached Kim in hallway to inquire? Ignored by him as he told some staff member to "deal with this person". WASTE OF TIME!!
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Sandra Johnson – Jul 21, 2017
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Dr. Kim is great. He has a great combination of being smart and has a wonderful personality. I am recovering from surgery with him now and am very pleased with his care.
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Los Angeles, CA – May 21, 2017
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Dr Kim did a total disc replacement for me of my cervical spine after a car accident. He and his staff are incredible. The surgery was easy, his bedside manner is amazing and his care is genuine! I was very concerned about the surgery, he spent a Li of time explaining everything both before, during and after surgery. In the hospital he spent lots of time with myself and my family and answered all questions to ensure we were comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Kim
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Gabe Greenberg in Los Angeles, CA – Mar 09, 2017
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Dr Terrence Kim is the best Surgeon you'll ever find. Originally I meet Dr Kim when I was searching for someone to repair a very bad spinal surgery by another Doctor. I had been fused in the wrong position and I couldn't stand up. He did surgery and corrected the problem. Recently I had my second surgery with him. Appliances had broken from my surgery done in 1997 and I was falling to the left. Again he fixed me. I have had 7 spinal surgeries. The last 2 by Dr. Kim.
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Joan in Westlake Village, CA – Feb 27, 2017
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I researched and interviewed doctors for 5 years until I met Dr. Kim. His work is outstanding and he actually takes time with his patients! I needed a fusion and laminectomy . I feel like a new man....Thank you Dr. KIM!
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Jeffrey Addison in Ventura, CA – Feb 15, 2017
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I'm glad my request for second opinion turned out to be Dr. Kim. He didn't rush me for surgery and explained in details about my condition. He is very patient and very careful. I'm glad Dr. Kim was the one who did my surgery. It went so well. Eventhough my body took sometime to heal and feel better. When I needed to talk to him. I got called from his associate and him-self to follow up with me. I could not me more satisfied.
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Rachanee P in Van Nuys, CA – Feb 09, 2017
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Dr. Kim is a well respected spine doctor. After arriving 15 minutes before my appointment time as instructed, a nurse took my blood pressure and asked a few questions. I was then left alone in a room for 1 hour. When I went to look for assistance and find out how much longer before seeing the doctor, the office waiting area was dark and the staff was gone. I found another doctor who explained it would still be another 30 minutes before Dr. Kim might see me. I left.
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Los Angeles, CA – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr kim saved my Dad's life. I have had too major surgeries done by him also. I have never had another doctor with his bedside matter. He treated me like family. He is a conservative doctor and never rushes into surgery. He even made me get a second opinion just to play it safe. I feel so lucky to have met this man.
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Jill in Culver City, CA – Oct 29, 2016
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Overbooks all clinic appointments and you are made to wait anywhere from 1-3 hours. He is a highly skilled doctor, but this lack of respect for his patients is unacceptable and unreasonable. Mind you, this is my first review for his office and after this has happened for the past 4 appointments I have had, I feel it only right to give my honest review albeit dissatisfied. One thing to note, Dr. Kim stated that this is "just how it is" and "not to make any plans if I have an appointment again".
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Biography

Dr. Terrence Kim, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders
Fellowship Hospital
University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
University Of Maryland
Internship Hospital
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins University Medical Center

Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease

Locations

Cedars Sinai Spine Center

Cedars Sinai Spine Center444 S San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048
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