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Dr. Michael Kim, MD, FACS

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Kim is a board certified Otolaryngologist–Head & Neck Surgeon, practicing in Los Alamitos, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member of the American Rhinologic Society, and an Associate of American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy. Dr. Kim has published a book chapter and several articles in peer reviewed medical journals and textbooks, and presented innovative research topics at national scientific surgical meetings. Dr. Kim is well regarded in the field of Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty, Image Guided Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Minimally Invasive Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and other aspects of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Kim treats adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat, conditions such as Chronic Sinusitis, Nasal Obstruction, Nasal Allergies, Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Voice disorders, Swallowing disorders, Hearing Loss, and Vertigo. Dr. Kim is well versed in performing surgeries such as Balloon Sinuplasty, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nasal Rhinoplasty, Nasal Septoplasty, Minimally Invasive Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Surgery for Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Skin Cancer Surgery of the Face, Laryngeal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, and Parathyroid Surgery. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts degree in Biology and Economics. He completed his medical school and Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgical Residency at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim developed further expertise in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, by completing an advanced Surgical Fellowship in Facial Plastics.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Temple University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Temple University, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Awards and publications

  • Director, Head & Neck Surgical Associates
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Los Alamitos Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1437198678

Office locations

Head and Neck Surgical Associates

3801 Katella Ave., Suite 414

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Dr. Kim was very likable and professional. He explained in terms I could understand and I have a follow up visit scheduled.
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He is really clear and takes time to explain all the option. He is straight to the point and very professional.
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I went to Kim for a second opinion and was able to diagnose me (proplerly this time!) after one look at my throat. I started a course of antibiotics and feel better after 24 hours. Will be going to him first in the future!
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Great! He was very personable and shared knowledge in an understandable and accessible way.
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Dr. Kim is the most professional and knowledgeable doctor I know. I like that he does not overtreat me and orders all sorts of tests. It was easy to make an appointment within 3 days. Highly recommend Dr. Kim.
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Very professional office - I felt that I received excellent treatment from Dr. Kim.
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I was falsely mislead to have concerns about the wait time and cost of parking. The staff was great. I was seen and examined by Dr. Kim within 20 minutes. Parking was 3.00. I feel confident in Dr.Kims observations. I'd recommend him to anyone with sinus issues.
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Gave thorough explanation of my problem and possible treatment options.
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The receptionist was very helpful and all of Dr.Kim staff was great and polite. Dr.Kim is a great ENT and would highly recommend him.
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Very nice and informative about my condition. Nice office. Helpful staff.
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Amazing office. Very friendly. Dr very nice and great bed side manner!
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Even though I needed to wait for over 30 min to see Doctor Kim, I felt it was well worth it. Dr Kim was very thorough, explained what is going on step by step, and provided the clear guidance what I needed to do once I am home.
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Two hours wait means you have to pay quite a bit for parking. No, they don't validate. No, there is no street parking. It was a frustrating experience. Although the doctor is nice, between the wait time and the parking expense, I won't return.
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Very nice doctor, took time to speak with me. ASked if I had any questions and answered thoroughly.
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Very pleased with the Doctor and his staff
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Doctor Michael Kim was really clear in his explanation. Translating the technical vocabulary into words that I would understand. I was worried for the delicacy of the exam, but he was really smooth and subtle. I definitely recommend him.
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Very nice. Very professional and gentle.
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Dr. Kim is extremely professional, yet kind and patient. I would refer friends and family to him without hesitation.
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Others have noted that Dr. Kim's bedside manner is underwhelming and that's certainly true, but I found him very competent and knowledgeable about my ear condition. I also liked his nurse and physician's assistant, too. They were friendlyand explained everything really well. When I arrived there was a problem with my insurance and it took a long time to resolve, but I finally got to see the doctor after about 75 long minutes. They seem somewhat overbooked and if I had to make any suggestion at all, it would be to better distribute the appointments. But I understand the "economic reality" of healthcare these days.
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Very nice experience!
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