13 Years Experience
7 in Bariatrics
17 in Laparoscopic Surgery
7 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
100% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is 70
Adjustable Gastric Band
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Serving the Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington areas
Bariatric Surgeon David D. Kim, M.D.
Dr. David D. Kim is passionate about helping his patients overcome the disease of morbid obesity. His skill, experience, and exemplary results have helped him earn recognition as a "Surgeon of Excellence" from the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. He is one of the few weight loss surgeons to receive this honor in the Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington areas. He was the first bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass, a complicated procedure considered by many to be the bariatric treatment that requires the most surgical skill.
Message from Dr. Kim
I love bariatric surgery because my patients who have suffered so much and for so long have the opportunity to regain their health and self-esteem. All of this leads to improvement in the quality of one's life after surgery¡¦ truly allowing a bariatric patient to Live Life Again.
Education and Experience
Dr. Kim received his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Upon graduation, he completed his general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his peripheral vascular surgery fellowship at Ohio State University. Dr. Kim completed fellowships in advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery at both the Medical College of Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis.
He is experienced in a variety of surgical fields, but his passion for bariatric surgery drove him to dedicate his practice entirely to this discipline. Since 2002, he has served the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington areas, offering his skills as a bariatric surgeon to men and women from these communities and beyond. In 2003, he founded the bariatric surgery program at North Hills Hospital and was appointed to be its director. He was instrumental in starting the weight loss surgery program at Baylor Grapevine Hospital. He now practices at these hospitals as well as at other medical institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In addition to being named a "Surgeon of Excellence," Dr. Kim has received numerous other honors throughout his career. In 2006, North Hills Hospital named him their Physician of the Year. He was also selected as a "Top Doc" in Fort Worth Magazine by his peers.
His commitment to helping patients transform their lives extends across the spectrum of their treatment, from being involved in pre-operative education to follow-up care and support programs after surgery. Dr. Kim has touched the lives of many men and women in Dallas, Fort, Worth, and Arlington. To meet personally with our bariatric surgeon, contact our weight loss surgery practice today.
Dr Kim andhis staff are extremely efficient, pleasant to deal with and always willing to help I can't say enough about Dr Kim himself, very good surgeon