Dr. Choll Kim graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training in complex spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Kim is a nationally known expert in the modern field of computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery. He has trained 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 spinal stenosis, spinal deformities (such as scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and kyphosis), traumatic injuries, tumors, and infections throughout the entire spine from the neck to the low back.
A leader in his field, Dr. Kim is the founder of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Center at Alvarado Hospital and associate clinical professor at UCSD. He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator and a past voting member of the FDA Orthopedic Devices Panel which reviews all new spinal technologies. Additionally, Dr. Kim is an active member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and past-president of the San Diego Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Kim explains how O-arm® 3D imaging can significantly advance the spinal fusion procedure outcomes.
July 26, 2010 - 3:51pm
Dr. Kim recalls the numerous back conditions and procedures that can benefit from using O-arm® imaging technology in the operating room.
July 26, 2010 - 3:43pm
Dr. Kim discusses how O-arm® imaging is used to help treat patients with severe scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.
July 26, 2010 - 3:35pm
Dr. Kim shares how utilizing the O-arm® technology during spine surgery helps to reduce the need for revisional surgeries in the future.
July 26, 2010 - 3:25pm
Dr. Kim introduces himself and shares how the O-arm® imaging system has improved the outcome of spinal surgery.
July 26, 2010 - 3:15pm
Dr. Kim describes minimally invasive spine surgery and how it is performed.
October 16, 2009 - 9:53am
Dr. Kim discusses the future possibilities for minimally invasive spine surgeries.
October 16, 2009 - 9:30am
Dr. Kim shares how patients with degenerative scoliosis can benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 4:37pm
Dr. Kim shares when minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to treat spinal injuries.
October 14, 2009 - 4:31pm
Dr. Kim describes how surgical GPS works.
October 14, 2009 - 4:25pm
Dr. Kim describes how a patient with spondylolisthesis can benefit from minimally invasive spine surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 4:18pm
Dr. Kim shares if all minimally invasive spine surgeries are the same.
October 14, 2009 - 3:53pm
Dr. Kim explains the size of the area operated on during minimally invasive spine surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 3:43pm
Dr. Kim describes how technology has improved the way spine surgeries are performed.
October 14, 2009 - 3:07pm
Dr. Kim explains how minimally invasive techniques have changed spinal surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 2:56pm
Dr. Kim explains how minimally invasive surgery can help a patient who has spinal stenosis.
October 14, 2009 - 2:39pm
Dr. Kim shares the patients who will benefit from spinal surgery.
October 14, 2009 - 2:21pm