Dr. Terrence Kim, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

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.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Aneurysm
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cervical Spine Disorders
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Degenerative Scoliosis
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Ear Disorders
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Epilepsy
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors


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

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean
    • Spanish

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    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • 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 Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
    • 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, Sympathetic
    • Neurostimulation
    • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
    • Trigger Point Injection