Pasadena Internist
950 S. Arroyo Pkwy., 3rd Fl.
Pasadena, California 91105 US

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Personal Statement

The passion for what I do comes from personal experiences. Being overweight through my early years helped me better understand people's struggles when I became a physician. When I overcame my weight problems, I wanted to do nothing else but help people feel good about themselves.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kim has hospital affiliations at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, UC - Berkeley
    Medical: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: UCLA / West LA VAMC, Chief Resident

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Most popular answers from Garry K. Kim, MD

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Can coolsculpting cause stretchmarks? Abdomen coolsculpted yesterday. (photo)

CoolSculpting will not affect skin integrity. It can cause temporary bruising, swelling and redness. These visible changes will usually go away after... READ MORE

Can I get away with CoolSculpting with this belly? (Photo)

Glfrancis, Coolsculpting will help reduce some of the fat around your abdomen. It can also help tighten the skin a little bit (but not much). In... READ MORE

Cryolipolysis causes high ketones?

Bobbabrat, The Cryolipolysis would not have caused the high ketones. The process of cryoliposis leads to gradual changes in fat cell apoptosis and... READ MORE

Is it true that you should not take ibuprofen after having a CoolSculpting procedure?

KPZR, Taking ibuprofen will not affect your final CoolSculpting results. The only precaution against taking ibuprofen is immediately after your... READ MORE

Thermal event detected at last 7 minutes of CoolMini treatment for double chin, is it still effective?

It sounds like you may have had a few gaps with your procedure (the air leaks). The chin can be a tough area to treat. The wrapping around the... READ MORE

Water retention after coolsculpting?

Hi Ruby, It's common to see swelling after CoolSculpting (and after almost any medical procedure). What you are seeing is the effects of inflammation.... READ MORE

I need advice on which CoolSculpting applicator I should choose (Photo)

Hi, If you have a pinchable, pullable pooch, the CoolCore applicator will likely be your best bet. The suction applicators (vs the flat applicator)... READ MORE

If I were to lose 45lbs, would my skin stretch back or will it be loose and saggy?

In general, younger skin is more elastic and can bounce back easily from weight gain. As people get older, the levels of collagen within the skin... READ MORE

Swelling after abdominal coolsculpting?

Ruby, It's a little unusual to see swelling three weeks after the procedure. Typically the swelling will go down after several days. At most,... READ MORE

Will Coolsmooth applicator help me get smoother thighs? (Photo)

The Coolsmooth applicator has a relatively limited application. It has only really been shown to benefit pockets of fat along the outer thighs,... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kim

Garry K. Kim, MD has shared 10 before and after pictures with 1 helpful vote from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Garry K. Kim, MD

Garry K. Kim, MD has shared 4 videos.

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This Woman Undergoes a CoolSculpting Treatment for Her Arms After Weight Loss

After losing 54 pounds with Dr. Garry Kim, Kathy now undergoes a CoolSculpting treatment for the stubborn fat under her arms. WATCH VIDEO

A Few Moments with Kathy: Her Weight Loss Experience

Dr. Garry Kim and Kathy discuss how she lost 54 pounds in seven months. WATCH VIDEO

See the Procedure: Reyna Gets a Second Session of CoolSculpting

Dr. Garry Kim shares a video of his patient Reyna, who is getting her second round of CoolSculpting. She received her first round 4 weeks ago and is receiving her second round on this video. WATCH VIDEO

Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?

Dr. Garry Kim discusses if CoolSculpting results are permanent. To better understand the lasting effects of CoolSculpting, it helps to understand how it works and how it affects the fat cells in the treated area. WATCH VIDEO

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