Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD

Next-Gen Endoscopic Spine Surgeon

Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic Fellowship, Board Certified, Dr. Choll Kim is internationally recognized for his expertise in computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery and laser endoscopic spine surgery (LESS). With a commitment to treating patients as family, Dr. Kim provides concierge-style medicine, aiming to design personalized treatment plans that quickly restore the quality of life for patients.

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What is Laser Endoscopic Spine Surgery (LESS)?

LESS is a state-of-the-art treatment for herniated discs, annular tears, radiculopathy, and sciatica. A 1 cm incision is made to allow for an endoscope and non-electrical laser to safely treat the area. The tiny incision is covered with a band-aid! Most patients are walking within 1 hour, go home the same day, and return to work after 1-2 weeks!


What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) addresses spinal disorders using small incisions instead of the large incisions used in traditional open surgery. These smaller incisions cause less trauma to surrounding muscles and tissues, leading to shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and minimal scarring, allowing patients to quickly return to everyday life.

Laser Endoscopic Spine Surgery

State-of-the-art Band-Aid surgery for herniated discs, annular tears, radiculopathy, and sciatica.

Artificial Disc Replacement

Replace a damaged cervical disc with an artificial one to enhance spinal flexibility and ease neck and arm pain.

Minimally Invasive Fusion

Stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae with specialized instruments and small incisions for quicker recovery and less tissue damage.

Minimally Invasive ACDF

Alleviate neck and arm pain caused by deformity and kyphosis by removing a damaged disc and realigning the cervical spine.

Patient Testimonials

You’re not the only one who is suffering with back pain. Many patients were feeling just like you, before surgery.

Back Pain, Back Surgery, And The LESS Procedure With Dr. Choll Kim
- Natalie Jill


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