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Benjamin Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a general surgeon in the Salt Lake City area. He is affiliated with St Mark's Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Kim saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kim saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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8.4k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw more dehydration patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
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1.3k doctors
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628 doctors
Dr. Kim saw jaundice patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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5.9k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.0k doctors
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990 doctors
Dr. Kim saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Kim saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Kim saw obesity patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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17k doctors
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8.5k doctors
Dr. Kim saw liver condition patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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14k doctors
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14k doctors
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7.0k doctors
Dr. Kim saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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5.5k doctors
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5.5k doctors
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2.8k doctors
Dr. Kim saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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7.7k doctors
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7.7k doctors
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3.9k doctors
Dr. Kim saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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11k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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19k doctors
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9.4k doctors
Dr. Kim saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Kim saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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2.3k doctors
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2.3k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Kim saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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12k doctors
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12k doctors
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6.1k doctors
Dr. Kim saw kidney failure patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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38k doctors
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38k doctors
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19k doctors
Dr. Kim saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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22k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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6.9k doctors
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6.9k doctors
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3.5k doctors
Dr. Kim saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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6.4k doctors
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6.4k doctors
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3.2k doctors
Dr. Kim saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Kim saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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6.2k doctors
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6.2k doctors
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3.1k doctors
Dr. Kim saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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3.5k doctors
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1.8k doctors
Dr. Kim saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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17k doctors
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17k doctors
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8.4k doctors
Dr. Kim saw atrial fibrillation (Afib) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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34k doctors
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34k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw diabetes patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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3.0k doctors
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3.0k doctors
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1.5k doctors
Dr. Kim saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Kim saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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8.8k doctors
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8.8k doctors
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4.4k doctors
Dr. Kim saw abscess patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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22k doctors
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Dr. Kim saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Kim’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kim 7%
Predicted for his patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Kim’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kim’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Kim’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kim’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Kim’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
73%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Kim’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kim’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Kim’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kim’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Kim’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Kim’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Kim’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Kim’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kim’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Kim sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Wasatch Endoscopy Center
1220 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
2,000 miles away
  • Korean

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Credentials
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1978

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Colon & Rectal Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Surgical Oncology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Kim is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Mark's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare