Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

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Dr. Terrence Kim, MD
Dr. Terrence Kim, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

444 S San Vicente Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

Dr. Terrence Kim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • United Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Scoliosis
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more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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 Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Maryland
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Maryland Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cedars-Sinai Institute For Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
4.6
based on 38 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Downey, CA |
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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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!!
Los Angeles, CA |
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.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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
in Westlake Village, CA |
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.
in Ventura, CA |
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!
in Van Nuys, CA |
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.
Los Angeles, CA |
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.
in Culver City, CA |
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.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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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Dr. Kim accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • United Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kim has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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