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Dr. Stephen Kim

Surgery - Pediatric
Annandale, VA
28 years experience

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Office

Annandale, VA

Address

3301 woodburn rd ste 205, #205, Annandale, VA
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Surgery - Pediatric

Pediatric Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: In the newborn period, large omphalocele can be treated non-operatively. It requires close monitoring by the neonatologist and pediatric surgeon. Th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: There are different surgical procedures for pectus excavatum. The 2 main approaches include the nuss procedure and the ravitch procedure. Nuss invol... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown: The exact cause of nec is unknown. Nec occurs most commonly in babies born early (premature) and after they have started feeding. There are certain ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Depends: Any hernia associated with complications (eg. Incarceration, obstruction, pain, etc) should be repaired right away. Inguinal hernias should be repair... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Surgical closure: Umbilical hernia is fixed through a small incision usually just below the umbilicus. The defect in the muscular layer is closed with sutures.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
No: Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring. Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect that usually occur to the right of the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown: Cause of esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal atresia is unknown.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown: The cause of gastroschisis is not known.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
There are many: There are many differences. Omphalocele is a defect at the umbilical ring, usually has an amniotic sac covering the organs, and can be associated wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Ultrasound: For hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in babies, the most common tests include ultrasound and upper GI contrast study.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
It is congenital: Hirschsprung is a congenital disease (present at birth). Symptoms may vary depending on severity. Very severe disease presents in the newborn period... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown: An omphalocele is a congenital abdominal wall defect (defect that the baby is born with). Cause is unknown. Most will need surgery to repair.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
X-rays: Usually intestinal atresis can be suspected by plain abdominal x-rays. More specific tests include contrast studies: upper GI contrast study and con... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: There can be a recurrence of the hiatal hernia even after repair.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Abdominal defect: Gastroschisis is a defect in the abdominal wall, usually located just right of the umbilical cord, resulting in herniation and evisceration of interna... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
May not be related: Shallow breathing is typically not associated with intussusception. Sometimes children with intussusception can have lethargy. After successful redu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Less than a week: Depends on how severe the intussusception was. Usually after successful radiographic reduction, blood in the stool should resolve within a week. If ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
No: Hiatal hernia occurs through the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm, which is deep inside the upper body.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Surgery: An umbilical hernia requires surgical repair to close the defect. Pain associated with an umbilica hernia may indicate incarceration events. Recommen... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown: The cause of gastroschisis is not known.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
No: Majority of nec occur in premature babies, however, it can also occur in full term babies.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Maybe: A sacral dimple may be benign, but in newborns and infants, it may be associated with an underlying neural tube defect. In the newborn period, an ult... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Website: Multiple sites to help prepare a child for surgery. Usually the surgery center will have a website. Other resources include the patient and family po... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Depends: Umbilical hernia usually closes spontaneously. Although not common, there can be incarceration or strangulation events, which are emergencies requirin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Common in children: It is most common in young children less than 5 yrs of age, however, it can occur in anyone.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Complications: Real appendicitis does not go away on its own. If left untreated, appendicitis will progress and perforate (release the infected/contaminated fluid) ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: A hiatal hernia can involve the lower esophagus and stomach herniating into the chest through the esophageal hiatus. A different type is a paraesohage... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
See full answer: The most common type of intussusception occur near the junction of the small intestine and colon (eg ileocecal junction). After the diagnosis is conf... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Telescoping: Intussusception is a telescoping of one segment of intestine into another segment of intestine. Although intussusception can occur any where along th... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
None: There are no ways to treat an inguinal hernia except for surgical repair.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Depends: If there was pain at the umbilical hernia site and a bulge, then this may be a recurrence of the hernia. Recommend evaluation by the surgeon who did ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: Inguinal hernias can occur on both sides.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: Hernias can occur in several locations in children, including in the inguinal region, umbilical region, or in the midline upper abdomen (epigastric re... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Abdominal wall defects: Omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect through the umbilical ring and cord, usually contained within the amniotic sac. Gastroschisis is an abdominal... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Possibly: Umbilical hernia is a defect at the belly button. Signs and symptoms of incarceration/strangulation may include but not limited to a firm tender lump... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes psoas muscle: Right lower extremity discomfort and pain with right hip flexion can be associated with appendicitis if the inflamed appendix is adjacent to the psoas... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
No: There is no organ that can replace all of the functions of the spleen. Most importantly, after splenectomy, there is a risk for post-splenectomy seps... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
For infants.: For infants under 3 months of age, pyloric stenosis is a common cause of projectile vomiting. Other causes may include severe gastroesophageal reflux... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
2%: Approximately 2% of the population are born with a meckel diverticulum.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Contrast study: Usually symptoms of reflux (heartburn) prompts evaluation. Upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy are the typical methods to diagnose a hiatal h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Many differences: There are many differences. Omphalocele is a defect at the umbilical ring, usually has an amniotic sac covering the organs, and can be associated wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Obstruction: Intestinal atresia is a form of intestinal obstruction. Symptoms include repetitive vomiting, abdominal distention, and feeding difficulty.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Unknown, yes: The cause of an omphalocele is not known. It should be considered a high risk pregnancy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Surgery: Omphalocele involves protusion of intra-abdominal organs through a defect in the umbilical ring usually covered with a sac. Depending on the size of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Yes: Endoscopy and UGI study are different types of studies. It is possible for one study to pick up a hiatal hernia even when the other study did not.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Defect: Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the intern... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Antireflux procedure: Nissen fundoplication can be performed at the time of the hiatal hernia repair.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric 28 years experience
Not yet incarcerated: History is consistent with an inguinal hernia. May not be painful since nothing is stuck - incarcerated or strangulated - which can be an emergency. ... Read More
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Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
MD

Awards

America's Top Surgeons, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine
Top Pediatric Surgeon , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Surgeon , First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Inova Fairfax Hospital
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