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OVERVIEW

Dr. Choll Kim graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training in complex spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. In addition, he is double-board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Spine Surgery. Dr. Kim is an internationally recognized expert in the field of computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery. He has trained and continues to train specialists throughout the country on the safe and effective application of state-of-the-art techniques using image guidance and navigation technologies. Dr. Kim utilizes a broad range of minimally invasive treatments to effectively treat all aspects of complex spinal disorders, including herniated disks, spinal stenosis, adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, traumatic injuries, tumors, and infections throughout the entire spine from the neck to the low back. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world to master laser endoscopic spine surgery (LESS), a state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats herniated disks, radiculopathy and sciatica. The LESS procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, in a same-day setting and with a small stab incision that is covered with a bandaid. A leader in his field, Dr. Kim is the founder and past-president of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), the founder of Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence (MIS-COE), the chair of the MIS Committee for the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), the director of the Advanced Spine & Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital and an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego. Furthermore, Dr. Kim is a Qualified Medical Evaluator and a past voting member of the FDA Orthopedic Devices Panel, which reviews all new spinal technologies. He has designed minimally invasive instrumentation used by surgeons around the world. Dr. Kim is an active member of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and a fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Kim has over 200 publications and presentations.
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Spine Institute Of San Diego
6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 308
San Diego, CA, 92120

LOCATIONS

6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 308
San Diego,CA,92120
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 100
San Diego,CA,92120
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mon6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri6:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mission Valley Heights Surgery Center
7485 Mission Valley Rd Ste 106
San Diego,CA,92108
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri6:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Residency
Ucsd Medical Center
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1996

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (76)

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  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • Humana National POS
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO - CoveredCA
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • AWH Southern CA Elect Choice
  • AWH Southern CA HMO
  • AWH Southern CA Managed Choice
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Excelcare
  • Health Net CA HMO Wholecare
  • Health Net CA Salud HMO Plus y Mas
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • Blue Cross CA Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 2021 I&F PPO Plan
  • HealthNet HMO CommunityCare I&F
  • HealthNet Salud HMO y Mas Small / Large Group
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Molina Marketplace CA
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus

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