Dr. Richard Kim

Neurosurgery
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33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newport Beach, CA

Address

3900 W. Coast Hwy #300, Newport Beach, CA
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Probably: Your symptoms are typical of those of post-concussion syndrome. A new ct or MRI should be done to rule out a new problem such as delayed bleeding or h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Be more specific pls: The term myelomalacia refers to an abnormality if white matter, and this may be in the brain or spinal cord. It's a very general term. The underlying ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Nerve irritation: Compression of nerves or the spinal cord can cause the symptoms you describe. This compression may be residual, related to your preoperative condition... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
It's optional: A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can cause nerve pain in the leg. An anti-inflammatory medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the inflamm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Many: The most common long-term effects are cognitive, such as difficulty with short-term memory, concentration, and learning new material. There can be emo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Watch closely: If the child did not lose consciousness, in all likelihood he or she will not have had a serious brain or skull injury. However, if the child shows an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
This surgery is safe: Subdural hematoma may be minor, requiring no treatment, or large and life-threatening. Generally surgery is recommended if the hematoma is causing sym... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Probably: Many types of brain lesions, such as a calcified granuloma, brain tumor, or vascular malformation, can cause seizures. This happens when the lesion ca... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Probably: CSF leak is a not uncommon occurrence during microdiscectomy. When this happens, every effort is made at the time of surgery to repair the dural openi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Probably a nerve: You are correct that heart attack can cause left arm pain, but not likely with you. You should start with an MRI of the cervical spine (neck) to look ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes a problem with the occipital nerve can cause pain in the back of the head. Posture is probably not related. However this type of discomfort ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Yes: A brain injury serious enough to cause a concussion (loss of consciousness) can cause amnesia for the time immediately before and/or after the injury.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Depends on pressure: The valve setting refers to a pressure value, rather than volume of csf. A setting of 140 means that the valve opens and begins draining when the pres... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Many factors: Epilepsy is the tendency to have repeated seizures. Although any of us can have a seizure if our internal environment is sufficiently altered, certain... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Maybe: If the craniosynostosis is mild and very localized, this doesn't necessarily require treatment, as the condition is usually a purely cosmetic problem.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Delayed problems: This long after an injury, assuming you had some degree of head injury, we need to look for delayed complications. Hydrocephalus, for example, is a bu... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kim
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Probably not: A serious head injury can have effects of emotional disturbances, such as depression or impulsivity. However, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is a ver... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks, I'll make a sooner appointment with my neurologist than what I have now. I thought it might be related.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I just found out I have myelomalacia I am thankful for all help.
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Thank you. Dealing w/this since Thurs. & no response from Dr.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

New York University
Completed 1997

Awards

Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
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