AdventHealth Medical Group Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine at CelebrationCall Celebration at 407-303-3820Formerly known as Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery
Keith C. Kim, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is board certified in general surgery with advanced training in bariatric surgery. As the Medical Director of AdventHealth Medical Group's elite metabolic and bariatric surgery team in Celebration, he leads a group that is internationally recognized for its dedication to comprehensive care and state-of-the-art treatments. Dr. Kim received his medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He edited one of the first comprehensive textbooks on robotics and general surgery, and he is the current President of the Society of Robotic Surgery. Dr. Kim is known throughout the robotic field for developing a robotic surgical technique for gastric bypass surgery that is used worldwide.
Awards & Recognition
Dr. Kim earned the John Motley Morehead Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with distinction, and the Alumni Loyalty Merit Scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he received his MD with honors. He has been recognized by his peers for his leadership and has served as president of the Society of Robotic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation Board.
Dr. Kim is passionate about teaching. He published one of the first comprehensive textbooks on robotic surgery, along with over 10 book chapters and 80 published peer-reviewed articles. He has given over 100 invited national and international lectures, organized and served as course director for over 20 major meetings, taught over 20 courses in bariatric surgery, performed live surgery in seven countries, and aught and mentored hundreds of surgeons globally.
- Care Philosophy
Dr. Kim has dedicated his career to understanding and treating obesity and associated metabolic diseases. He understands that obesity is a multifactorial disease with a strong genetic component, and that it takes a multidisciplinary team and lifelong support to help patients overcome this condition.
- Languages Spoken
- English, Korean
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Hospitals
- Board Certification
Surgery: The American Board of Surgery
- Provider Websites
Ratings & Reviews
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not personable or warm/friendly and did not seem to find my concerns as value. just wanted to push his agenda across.
dr Kim and Michele are the best
great doctor who cares
Dr. Keith Kim is an excellent doctor. He spends the necessary time to talk and guide you and answer any questions you may have about your situation. He is kind, courteous and very informative. He follows up very well on patients. I would definitely recommend him to others. Great experience I have had with this doctor.
Dr. Kim is the best surgeon I have ever had. He is kind, caring, and very professional.