Helen H. Kim, MD For an appointment call: 425.688.1916

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Subspecialties:

  • Breast

Care Center:

Proliance Surgical Specialists at Overlake

Clinic Locations:

  • Bellevue Overlake Medical Pavilion
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Education & Fellowship

Education

BS, University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency

General surgery, Baystate Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Breast Center)

Board certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
Attending general surgeon, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue, WA
Attending general surgeon, Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah, WA


Awards

Honors & Awards

Seattle Magazine - Top Docs: 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
Seattle Met - Top Docs: 2014, 2015

Surgical Facilities

Proliance Eastside Surgery Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center


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.