James Kim, MD, FACS


322 Ratings
Practices In: Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults

Hav­ing been a Urol­o­gist for 20 years, I find that my rela­tion­ship with my patients is cen­tral to their opti­mal care. I take time to get to know them and their care team’ includ­ing their extend­ed fam­i­ly. I get to know their expec­ta­tions, life philoso­phies and help them real­ize that every deci­sion we make regard­ing their care is a shared deci­sion. My patients are aware of the stan­dard of care guide­lines to man­age their con­di­tions, but I always coun­sel my patients on all the avail­able options and allow them to make a tai­lored deci­sion for themselves.

Sep­tem­ber is prostate can­cer aware­ness month. Since prostate can­cer is the sec­ond most com­mon form of can­cer in men, start­ing at age 45 for those at an increased risk and age 50 for those at an aver­age risk, screen­ing options are avail­able to help catch can­cer at an ear­ly stage. Take charge of your health and sched­ule with your pri­ma­ry care provider to dis­cuss fam­i­ly his­to­ry and risk fac­tors to deter­mine if screen­ing is right for you.

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Board Certifications
Clinical Interests

As a board cer­ti­fied urol­o­gist, my train­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go Hos­pi­tals has pro­vid­ed me exten­sive train­ing in all aspects of Uro­log­ic care. I uti­lize the most cur­rent tech­niques to treat my patients and am espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in the Davin­ci Robot­ic plat­form which i have used since 2006. The part­ners in my prac­tice have per­formed well over 1,500 robot­ic cas­es over this peri­od of time which includes surgery for the prostate, blad­der, ureter and kidney.

Personal Interests

Aside from spend­ing time with my love­ly fam­i­ly and friends, I am inter­est­ed in trav­el, cre­at­ing art, home improve­ment projects, ten­nis and watch­ing my kids play sports!

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society American Urological Association North Central Section of the American Urological Association American Medical Association Chicago Urologic Society Endourologic Society American Board of Urology
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village
800 Biesterfield Road Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007 847-437-5500 Get Directions
Northwest Community Hospital
800 West Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 847-618-1000 Get Directions
Wayne State University Graduation Date: 1996 Degree: MD
University of Chicago Chief Resident in Urology


Artificial Urinary Sphincters, Bi-Polar Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), Bladder BOTOX® Injection, Circumcision, Cystectomy, Cystoscopy, Da Vinci Robotic Urological Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery for Kidney Conditions, Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL), GreenLight Laser Therapy, Hydrocelectomy, Impotence Treatments, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, Laser Vaporization of the Prostate (Plasma-Button), Lithotripsy, Meatoplasty, Mid Urethral Sling Surgery, Minimally Invasive Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy, Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy, Nephroureterectomy, Orchiectomy, Orchiopexy, Periurethral Bulking Injections, Pyeloplasty, Radical Orchiectomy, Radical Prostatectomy, Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection, Robotic Cystectomy, Sling Procedures, Spermatocelectomy, Takedown of Glandular Adhesions, Testosterone Pellets Insertion, Transurethral Puncture of Ureterocele, Transurethral Tumor Resections of Urinary Tract, Ureteral Meatotomy, Ureteroscopy, Urethral Stricture, Urethrectomy, UroLift®, Varicocelectomy, Vasectomy


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Bladder Cancer, Chronic Urinary Tract Infections, Erectile Dysfunction, Hematuria, Incontinence, Infertility Issues, Interstitial Cystitis Kidney and Ureteral Stones, Kidney Cancer, Low Testosterone (Low T), Neurogenic Bladder, Overactive Bladder, Pediatric Urology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Pain, Peyronie's Disease, Premature Ejaculation (PE), Prostate Cancer, Prostate Problems, Testicular Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urologic Oncology


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

322 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

317 Ratings

Provider showed concern

319 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

320 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

318 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

321 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Dr Kim was excellent in listening to my history and concerns and recommendations for living with my condition."
Jul. 27, 2023
"This was a routine check-up - no problems."
Jul. 18, 2023
"Dr Kim was very open to discuss concerns, ideas and/or alternative options yet with appropriate checks and follow-up."
Jul. 17, 2023
"Dr James Kim has a full understanding of my history."
Jul. 8, 2023
"I like working with Dr Kim"
Jul. 7, 2023
"*Dr. Kim has always been thorough in explaining my condition and options for my health."
Jun. 30, 2023
"Years of experience shows so keep it up"
Jun. 26, 2023
"*Dr. Kim when you actually see him is very personable. He takes time and looks you in the eye to make sure you understand he was always patient with myself & family."
Jun. 26, 2023
"I told a friend to see Dr Kim. He did"
Jun. 20, 2023
Jun. 19, 2023
"Dr Kim is outstanding. He was attentive, informative, & personable. I was a little concerned because I was a patient of Dr Lisek (who retired) for a long time but I am comfortable after meeting Dr Kim that the transition will be smooth."
Jun. 5, 2023
"I was really impressed by the nurse/PA and, especially, by Dr. Kim."
May. 23, 2023
"Dr Kim was a good listener and took his time."
May. 5, 2023
"All good"
May. 1, 2023
"Dr. Kim apologized profusely for the very long wait. But he took as much time that was needed to explain everything. He didn't seem rushed even though others were waiting."
Apr. 30, 2023
"Routine visit with no particular problem"
Apr. 29, 2023
"Doctor James Kim clearly explained my situation, options, and risks and assisted in my decision making. I appreciate his care."
Apr. 17, 2023
"Very good experience"
Apr. 8, 2023
"Dr.was excellent"
Mar. 31, 2023
"Dr. James Kim is my urologist and he's everything you'd want in a doctor. Thorough, knowledgeable, is genuinely interested in your well-being. My appointment was only delayed because Dr. Kim was still at the hospital to lend assistance to surgeon who was having a problem. I hope Dr. Kim is at the hospital if I ever have a surgeon who needs help. Highest recommendation for Dr. Kim."
Mar. 31, 2023
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