Overview

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.

Meet Dr. Kim
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Meet Dr. Kim

Education

Program: MD
Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: Baystate Medical Center

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Surgery

Associations

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

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Abdominal wall hernia repair
  • Breast-conserving lumpectomy
  • Complex and recurrent hernias
  • Coordination of breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy
  • High risk, benign, and malignant breast conditions
  • Initial evaluation of high breast cancer risk patients
  • Laparoscopic and robotic colon surgeries
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
  • Laparoscopic intra-abdominal scar release for relief of pain
  • Management and treatment of breast pain, nipple discharge, breast masses and image-detected lesions
  • Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery
  • Open, laparoscopic and robot-assisted abdominal hernia repair techniques
  • Robotic anti-reflux surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Surgical management of breast cancer

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