Ratings for Dr. Terrence T. Kim
Dr. Kim is the best spine surgeon in Los Angeles!!!!! I had surgery with him for an excruciating dis herniation. He did my surgery at an outpatient center and i was home the same day! Immediately nonpain in the leg and i haven’t looked back since!!! Would recommend him highly to all!
Dr. Kim operated on my neck for a severely painful herniated disc. I was crippled before. I am now pain free. I see that he has long wait times and lots of patients that are trying to see him. I would tell all of you that he is absolutely worth it!!!!
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!!!
I Came to see Dr. Kim for a consultation regarding m y spinal steosis. I was very impressed with how clearly he explained my condition and his recommendations. He is conservative in his approach and while other surgeons that I have seen told me to have a two step surgery, including a fusion, Dr. Kim felt that was not necessary at this time and told me he would recommend a lesser intensive surgery at this point. He took the time to explain his reasons for this. I was fortunate in that I saw him only about 15 minutes later than my appointment.
The Droctor knows his field well he is nice friendly caring open & honest admits quickly when he doesn't know something which I respect wish he new a little more about Meds. Nurse is good at her job but struggles very much to hear what you say, but doesn;t .
Dr. Kim is a professional, academic and caring physician. His extensive training is reflected in his process and results. After 2 1/2 years of being unable to walk or stand, I saw several MDs who were unable to diagnose my condition. I was referred to Dr. Kim, who patiently read my MRI reports, examined me thoroughly, explained his approach to my surgery (consisting of 2 herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and micrdecompression) and visited me daily in the hospital post surgery. I was pain free upon discharge and am walking 2 miles a day after 1 month. Dr. Kim is truly a brilliant, compassionate and superior MD. His wisdom, smile and disposition are assets towards the healing process.
Dr. Kim is a fantastic doctor and a truly good person. He did a three level fusion surgery on my neck for my neck pain, hand numbness and my balance problems. Now they are all fixed and I can't thank him enough for giving me my life back!! Thank you doctor Kim!!
Dr. Kim is truly a surgeon above the rest. My friend referred me to Dr. Kim after having great results. I had severe back pain and leg pain after a previous neurosurgeon had done a microdiscectomy on me. Dr. Kim spent 30 minutes explaining my problem and told me how he would fix it. I trusted him and he came through for me. He saw me everyday in the hospital and he took great care of me. I am so happy to have had my back fixed by him and I am grateful for each day that I am now able to walk and play with my kids without severe back pain. Dr. Kim, you are the best. You are truly a caring doc and at a level above the rest!! I recommend you to anyone thinking of having spine surgery!!!!!!
Dr. Terrence T. Kim's Credentials
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- University Of Chicago - Pritzker School Of Medicine (Grad. 2003)
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