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Wanchu Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a surgeon in the NYC area. He is affiliated with Prime Healthcare Services-St Mary's General Hospital.
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Top 25%
1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
Top 5%
888 doctors
Dr. Kim saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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308 doctors
Top 15%
309 doctors
Top 5%
154 doctors
Dr. Kim saw hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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287 doctors
Top 15%
287 doctors
Top 5%
143 doctors
Dr. Kim saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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187 doctors
Top 15%
188 doctors
Top 5%
93 doctors
Dr. Kim saw gallstones patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
75 doctors
Top 15%
74 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Kim saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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357 doctors
Top 15%
358 doctors
Top 5%
178 doctors
Dr. Kim saw broken bone patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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52 doctors
Top 15%
52 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Kim saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
96 doctors
Top 15%
96 doctors
Top 5%
47 doctors
Dr. Kim saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
111 doctors
Top 15%
111 doctors
Top 5%
55 doctors
Dr. Kim saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1.7k doctors
Top 15%
1.7k doctors
Top 5%
844 doctors
Dr. Kim saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

C-section rate

Dr. Kim’s C-section rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
100%
C-section rate
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

To help you understand how Dr. Kim’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Kim treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. Kim’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kim’s C-section rate 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 higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kim 92%
Predicted for his patients 64%

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 higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Kim 94%
Predicted for his patients 85%

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.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Kim’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
3%
repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Kim’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Kim’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Kim’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Kim’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

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

1272 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07012
219 miles away

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Credentials
  • PCOM/St Joseph's Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Prime Healthcare Services-St Mary's General Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare