Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 46

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Terrence Kim, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kim has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

Christopher Kong MD Inc

444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 800 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Terrible office.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 04, 2022
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I was in two car accidents over the last several years - one 20+ years ago and one two years ago. I had several surgeries from the first accident on my back. The new accident caused some serious neck damage. Having been exposed to many docs and surgeons. I have to say that Dr Kim is by far the best I have ever met. From HSS and Columbia in NYC to Cedars here in CA, he is incredibly skilled, knowledgable, empathetic and an all around great guy. I have now had 3 surgeries with Dr Kim and cannot recommend him any higher. If you need any sort of spine work done - you better have him do it if you want to have a great outcome!! His nurse Nicole and PA Kevin are also top of their game. Their entire staff is welcoming, helpful, knowledgable and make you feel safe and comfortable. Most great surgeons are only great surgeons, not also great human beings. Dr Kim and his staff are both great at what they do and also incredible human beings.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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GG – Nov 19, 2020
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
12 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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".
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
16 people found this helpful
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Dissatisfied Patient in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Terrence Kim, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kim has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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
Cornell University
Undergraduate School
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Kim frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kim specializes.

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Dr. Kim's office is located at 444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 800, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 423-9779.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

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 Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kim is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Locations

Christopher Kong MD Inc

Perri and Siddique Spine Surgery Inc.444 S San Vicente Blvd Ste 800 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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