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Dr. Helen Kim performs Complex Abdominal Hernia Repairs, including recurrent hernias and hernias with mesh complications with optional combined Abdominoplasty when indicated. She considers use of Biological Matrix as an alternative to synthetic mesh. Other procedures she performs in the hospital setting: Gastric surgery, Small intestine surgery, Colon surgery- open and robotic. Outpatient surgeries: Laparoscopic hernia surgery, Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, Soft tissue mass removal. Office-based: Minor procedures, eg lump removal and biopsies. Second opinion consultations.

Education & Surgical Training


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


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


Board Certification

American Board of Surgery


Professional Affilitations

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



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

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