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Before I say my negative, I want to say that Dr. Kim's staff is amazing. They are friendly and very helpful. It was shocking to find that Dr. Kim was not as amazing. He is a great surgeon and my surgery (vsg) went great. I couldn't be happier on how that part turned out. But I feel I was promised more.
When I got out of surgery I was in HORRIBLE pain. I told the nurse like I was told to do if I was uncomfortable. She did nothing. Dr. Kim came in to tell me how the surgery went. He did not seem to want to give me the time of day. He pretty much said "surgery went well and ah..." and then he walked away. REALLY?! My parents said that he gave them the same impression. My mom was asking him a question and he answered it as he walked out of the room back facing her. RUDE.
Once I got into my room, I was still in so much pain. I was moaning and on the verge of screams. It was then that the nurse told us that they could not give me anything because Dr. Km only allows his patients to have the lowest amount of pain medication in hopes that they are not groggy and are able to get up and walk. I was in way too much pain to even walk. The hospital doctor had to come in and change my hospital prescriptions so that I could have some relief. This took over an hour and a half. That's over 90 minutes of intense piercing pain.
My last complaint. The nurse told me that Dr. Kim had written in his notes that he fixed a hernia in my esophagus that was discovered during surgery. NOT once did he mention that to me or my family. I feel that is a detail the surgeon should have said. If the nurse had not said anything. I would have never known.
I know from here on out I don't have to deal with him and instead I can be seen by his amazing staff. I am disappointed I did not get the experience I expected from this surgeon. I am not saying don't go to him, but I am saying, be aware.
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