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Dr. Choll Kim, MD

Dr. Choll Kim, MD

Age 56 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery M

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Dr. Choll Kim, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Kim completed a residency at University Of California San Diego Med Center. He currently practices at Spine Institute of San Diego and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicare. Dr. Kim is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

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  1. Spine Institute of San Diego

    1. 1
      Alvarado Office
      6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 308, San Diego, CA 92120 Existing Patients: (619) 344-6918


  • Mayo Medical School, Fellowship Hospital — 2002
  • University Of California San Diego Med Center, Residency Hospital — 2001
  • U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest, Internship Hospital — 1997
  • Harvard Medical School, Medical School — 1996
  • University of California At Los Angeles, Other Education — 1992
  • University Of California At San Diego, Undergraduate School — 1987

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Applied Risk Management Solutions
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Concentra
  • Connecticomp
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CorVel
  • Delphi
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • One Call Care Management
  • Prime Health Services
  • Reviewco
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Worker's Compensation

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In 2012, Dr. Kim treated me for severe pain in both my legs due to bulging L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 discs with moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing and a small posterior annular tear in one of the discs. I had sciatica pain for years, but it had become debilitating in 2012. Dr. Kim performed a minimally invasive discectomy on my L5-S1 disc, which eliminated the pain. It's been over 4 years since the surgery and I still have no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.
Ryan in Yorktown, VA — Jan 31, 2017
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
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