Helen H. Kim, MD

Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery

Hernia, Colon, Gallbladder, Ab Reconstruction
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Virtual Visits Available


Helen Kim, MD, is certified by the American College of Surgeons. She has a special interest in breast surgery, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. She is a trained and certified console surgeon on da Vinci® Single-Site™, the da Vinci® Surgical System, and EndoWrist®. She practices abdominal wall hernia repair and open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted techniques for complex and recurrent hernias. She also performs gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic and open colectomy, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, anti-reflux surgery, and laparoscopic intra-abdominal scar release surgery.

Dr. Kim treats high risk, benign, and malignant breast conditions through initial evaluation of high breast cancer risk patients, management and treatment of breast pain, nipple discharge, breast masses and image-detected lesions, as well as surgical management of breast cancer, which includes breast-conserving lumpectomy, skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy. She also coordinates breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy.

During her sabbatical year in 2010, she performed surgeries at Kijabe, Kenya as a short-term medical missionary for one month, travelled to France and Italy, and took oil-painting classes. In and out of the operating room, Dr. Kim places emphasis on meticulous surgical techniques and offers the most advanced minimally invasive approaches wherever applicable, while caring for the patient as a whole in the context of their other medical conditions.

Special Recognition & Training

I am proud to be a Seattle Met Top Doctor for 2023, voted in by my colleagues in the greater Seattle area.

I am proud to be a surgeon at the Proliance Eastside Surgery Center, named the 2nd best ASC in Washington.

I am proud to be a Seattle Met Top Doctor for 2022, voted in by my colleagues in the greater Seattle area.

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Specializing in:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery


Care Center

1231 116th Ave NE Suite 930
Bellevue, WA 98004-3804

(425) 688-1901



Program: MD
Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Baystate Medical Center

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Surgery


Fellow-American College of Surgeons

American Society of Breast Surgeons

Attending general surgeon at Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Attending general surgeon at Swedish Medical Center

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