Steven S J Kim, MD

Steven S J Kim, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria - 1993
Internship:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 1994
Residency:
Albany Medical Center - 1998
Fellowships:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

349 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 01, 2022

5.0

There is nobody better in my Mind

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim was knowledgeable and caring. My operation went very smoothly as far as I know.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

he listened to me

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim is a highly experienced and skilled world class Surgeon. He is considered as the best of the best.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He has good insight on how to approach complications that develop during and post surgery.

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February 04, 2022

4.0

But it seems very very knowledgeable doctor I hope that the skills are as good as his knowledge

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to. Very competent.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

He explained everything he was doing as he did it

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim is quite knowledgeable and makes sure that everything is healing the way it should.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is very kind and a great surgeon.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

very kind man and he listens to you

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January 21, 2022

5.0

I just met him today and he is personable and happy to answer questions. Based upon his analysis of my abdominal CT scan and subsequent clinical followup at ER he is also competent in his diagnostics.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Very professional and cute

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January 13, 2022

5.0

I have complete confidence in Dr. Kim's Surgical Skills

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is kind and caring. But over and above his bedside manner he is an excellent surgeon. I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t gone to him for help

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Is very personal and wasn’t in a rush to get to the next patient.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Great work ethics

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was easy to talk to and explained things very well.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Listens well, takes charge as needed, good bedside manner.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Empathy, experience and skill combined.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He was most kind. He explained everything in detail. If I had questions he explained so I could understand. I never felt like I was being rushed.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and informative.

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December 09, 2021

3.0

Great conversation, nice to talk to. Too early to give rating he has not done the surgery yet. He did answer all questions and made us comfortable in the office setting.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, explained things fully. Inspires confidence. Listens to patient. I didn’t feel rushed.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon. Dr Kim is very caring and explains everything very well.

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November 30, 2021

4.0

I am a new patient with no experience save for my office visit !!!

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor!!

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November 27, 2021

5.0

He made me very relaxed about my surgery with his manner and thorough explanation of the process. I am very happy with the results.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

He explained everything in detail. Very thorough and professional

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is phenomenal. It’s so refreshing to feel I can spend time talking to him about surgery, outcome etc.. He is definitely a physician who treats his patients not as text book subjects but as human beings.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was very considerate about my concerns of starting a new job and needing to hold off with the procedure, but at the same time emphasizing the importance of having it done before the chance of it being too late or getting too dangerous to my health.

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November 13, 2021

5.0

Very satisfied with him

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Listen well

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He is an incredible Dr and human being.

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November 06, 2021

5.0

answered all questions

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November 05, 2021

5.0

He is the best!!! Couldn’t ask for a better Dr

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October 31, 2021

5.0

My first time meeting with him, very impressed with his patient and knowledgeable Bedside manner.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Has a medical plan

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Excellent service and attention

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Great Surgeon. Would defiantly recommend Dr. Kim

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Personable, relatable, good communicator

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He was patient, understanding and explained every aspect of the surgery.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

He is clear in his explanations HE LISTENS he makes jokes . He seems to really care about his patients.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is kind, compassionate, time-giving and answered all my questions.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was amazing!!!

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Very thorough in explaining what we needed to know about our after surgery care. He did not rush us out but patiently took time with us. Something that is very important to my overall experience.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Very friendly and informative

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September 24, 2021

5.0

I think he is a solid, confident surgeon

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon. Great bedside manner.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

I Would Highly Recommend My Dr. Kim!!!!!!! As Soon As They Would Meet Him The First Time .... They Would Understand Why I Would Recommend Him!!!!!!! Such A Great Surgeon...............

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Very good surgeon. He was available, listened and answered questions.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

We have confidence in Dr Kim as a surgeon and have already stated to people how we feel.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Good beside manner, explained my situation, and the best choice for me and why he felt that was the best choice for me. Also recommended best way to deal with my situation. The only thing I wonder is at what pain level do I contact my primary care doctor, and the likely hood that I would be able to be able to see my doctor. I feel that I will be seeing Immediate care often and I just wonder if my web of doctors actually communicate with each other.

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September 10, 2021

5.0

Es un estupendo cirujano

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Same as mentioned above. Very professional doctor and staff.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Totally professional and reassuring

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Just so pleased with Dr. Kim, every aspect of this process was made less stressful because he is so thorough.

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September 01, 2021

5.0

Great guy and did a great job.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Did a great job. His accurate follow up up was great.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled professional explains facts upside and well as potential downsides and probability of occurrence after surgery completion Friendly, personable approachable and interactive

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Very nice and does not hesitate to explain what you don’t understand.

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August 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Steve Kim was spot on diagnosing on my abdomen abscess. He answered all questions and took the time to fully explain

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August 24, 2021

5.0

I don’t want to say professional because the result tells about that. Listening to you and answering every dummy questions that I had so thank you Dr. Steve. Very communicated person

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August 20, 2021

5.0

It was great work

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was through, explained things in an easy to understand method. Took his time and did not rush me.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is a great guy/great Doctor - very easy to talk with and very professional.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Good straight forward guy

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August 14, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon,very nice person

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim and his staff help you feel as comfortable as possible about any procedure you are having and when asked questions answer them immediately or soon,with a call back.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

GREAT Dr. Know's his stuff but takes the time to talk things over guy to guy helping me to understand what's really going on. Told me things I feel some of my other Dr.'s should have already told me.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr. Steven Kim, he is a caring, warm doctor who cares about his patients

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Very honest, straightforward, humorous and professional!

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Great Dr, tells it like it is.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He was very informative, compassionate and professional.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate and a caring physician!!

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July 11, 2021

5.0

I really think I explained my reasons. I have no more to say.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Confidence

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Un gran doctor muy amable y eficiente . Gran persona

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Friendly,informative,knowledgeable...caring

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Did an excellent job with my surgery. He’s extremely polite and a very pleasant person to talk to. You can tell he really cares and answers all your questions.

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June 05, 2021

5.0

He is the best in his field. Great personality.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim did emergency surgery on me although it wasn’t pleasant I have to give him a 10

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He knows exactly what he’s talking about.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

the staff are all caring and give us confidence that we are in good hands.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim explains every thing he is going to do, what to expect after the surgery. It was exactly the way he explained. I am very happy with him.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr. Very personable

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Muy profesional excelente doctor

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May 05, 2021

5.0

See previous

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May 05, 2021

5.0

He is a very nice man, he truly cares about his patients. When we were discussing surgery I felt like a part of the team. He spoke to me and looked right in my eyes the whole time. I have a lot of respect for that.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Because I told you earlier he was excellent very thorough very personable and told me exactly what it was going to be and he was exactly right about it great surgeon. If I was you guys I wouldn’t lose them he’s quite good as I said earlier he’s a guy I’m going to from now on

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April 18, 2021

3.0

Only met once and haven’t had surgery yet. I’m neutral for now

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Very efficient and never once did I feel like "a number"

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April 06, 2021

5.0

I like his personality and he takes time with you to explain things.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was exceptional. He looked me in the eyes and we discussed my care. I have to respect for a man that will do that. I felt like we were a team. He listened to my concerns and addressed each one.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Competent and Efficient

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Explains the situation in great detail and listens to all concerns.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim makes me feel very comfortable and secure when I am in his care I will recommend Dr Kim and his team to anyone who may ask for a referral

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explains everything very well

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March 16, 2021

5.0

I took my 90 year old father to see Dr Kim today. Dr Kim was so gracious, took time to really listen and understand my father's concerns and reassured my father that he was doing a great job taking care of himself.

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March 09, 2021

0.0

Too early for an opinion

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Disclosures

Steven S J Kim, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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