Professor Dae Kim

Professor Dae Kim

MBChB, BDS, MSc, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

27 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.92

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“Prof Kim was kind, efficient, and quickly diagnosed my condition,“
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4219752
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £140

    Practices worked at

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    938 reviews

    Nuffield Health Parkside Hospital

    53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
    404 reviews

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital

    London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM3 9DW
    266 reviews

    About

     Professor Dae Kim, Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon, is currently based in London, working within the Royal Marsden Hospital and St George's University Teaching Hospital. He has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of ear and hearing problems, neck lumps, cancer, throat problems, hoarseness, nasal and sinus problems, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is keenly interested in minimally-invasive robotic and endoscopic thyroid surgery. 

    Prof Kim is 'dual-qualified' in both medicine (Edinburgh University) and dentistry (Birmingham University), he undertook his foundation training in Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. Following this, he undertook a specialist ENT surgery program in units within the West Midlands and was awarded an Advanced Fellowship in both head and neck oncology and endocrine surgery. After this, he undertook an additional advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgery fellowship abroad at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital (Canada and Japan, respectively). He further developed his skills in minimally-invasive 'keyhole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery while working under the pioneers of this technique; Professors David Terris (USA) and Paulo Miccoli (Italy). In addition, he completed a further 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' in Seoul, Korea. Professor Kim aims to further develop and offer his patients the latest 'Scarless Trans-oral Thyroid Surgery'. 

    Professor Kim is an active member of the research community, he became engaged in research after doing comprehensive research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University, which resulted in him being awarded a PhD for his work and the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons. He continues to perform research into the role of immunotherapy in aggressive thyroid cancers, cDNA as a novel biomarker, qualitative research in surgical outcomes and patient experience. In addition, he supervises several MD/PhD research fellows under the research programme at the Institute of Cancer Research. Recently, he has been awarded more than £2.5 Million for his research and was recently successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-centre clinical trial in thyroid cancer.

    He has an impressive publication history and contributes to several international textbooks in head & neck and thyroid surgery. He is recognised as an expert in his field and is an invited faculty member in several international training courses and surgical societies. He is currently part of the Council for the Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology & Rhinology), the National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid group) and advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. 

    Procedures

    • Thyroidectomy
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ear Infections
    • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Deviated Septum
    • Ear Wax
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Facial Palsy
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Hearing Loss
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Meniere’s Disease
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Neck Lumps
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Snoring Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Tinnitus
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vertigo
    • Vestibular Neuritis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Voice Problems
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    Education

    Degrees & Qualifications:

    • MBChB 1995 University of Edinburgh
    • BDS
    • MSs
    • FRCS (Orl-HNS)
    • PhD

    Training:

    • - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Edinburgh University
    • - Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Birmingham University
    • - Advanced Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospitals
    • - Robotic Surgery Fellowship, Institute of Robotic & Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

    Committee Roles:

    • - Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology section)
    • - National Cancer Research Institute (Thyroid CSG)
    • - Associate Editor, Clinical Otolaryngology Journal
    • - Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Scientific Committee
    • - Faculty, World Thyroid Congress
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.92
    Thyroid Cancer
    3/13
    Thyroidectomy
    2/13
    Ear Infections
    1/13
    GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    1/13
    Grommet Insertion
    1/13
    Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    1/13
    Thyroid Problems
    1/13
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Prof Kim was kind, efficient, and quickly diagnosed my condition,
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have every confidence in Professor Kim’s ability. He has always taken the time to explain fully, listen and reassure me during my treatment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dae Kim is a seriously good consultant. As important he is very approachable and it is relatively easy to get an appointment (he works on a Saturday)
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From the very first consultation I felt I was in the best hands . His explanations of the treatment was so clear and so assuring. I am very happy to have been in his care and would recommend him over and and over .
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He is willing to explain all details of my symptoms to me and give me practical advice along with my life style.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Informative about your condition and reasons behind it. Knows what he is doing, good pace and recommendations
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Prof Kim was able to reassure me during what was a very scary experience initially and gave me total understanding of my situation. He explained the options and gave me the confidence to make the right decision for my treatment. 8 months later and my scar is hardly visible and all is well!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professor Kim is extremely knowledgable. He has a beautiful bedside manner and is very approachable.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with Professor Kim was pretty much perfect. From my initial consultation right through to the complete removal of my right thyroid due to a suspicious lump/growth which luckily turned out to be benign. Professor Kim was honest, thorough, and patient with me from consultation through to post surgery check up. I cannot recommend Professor Kim or indeed his really helpful PA highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Prof Kim was friendly, yet professional. I felt my concerns were listened to, considered and I trust the best course of treatment was agreed between us. I would happily return to Prof Kim if needed for any ENT issues in the future.
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