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About Dr. Kim

Dr Kim has performed over 4000 weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass, lap band, and gastric sleeve surgeries. He also performs revision surgery. This is a more complex type of operation in which a person has had previous weight loss surgery and has not been successful or has suffered a complication. These patients are often referred to Dr Kim from outside practices to convert their unsuccessful operation into a different more successful one.

The Live Life Again Center for Bariatric Surgery, founded by Dr. David Kim, has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, reflecting its commitment to a comprehensive, high standard of care. Our experienced bariatric surgeon serving the Arlington and DFW, Texas region has the distinction of being the first to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in Fort Worth, and has been named as a Bariatric Surgeon of Excellence by the ASMBS. Dr. Kim and his skilled weight loss surgery team are ready to help you in the fight against morbid obesity, and prepared to stay with you every step of the way on the road to better health, a slimmer physique, and a greater self-esteem. Contact the Live Life Again Center for more information.

David D. Kim, MD

Dr. David D. Kim believes bariatric surgery can help morbidly obese people completely turn their lives around for the better. That’s why he has devoted his practice and his career to helping people safely and effectively lose large amounts of weight and reduce the risk of developing life-threatening conditions brought on by morbid obesity. Dr. Kim has performed thousands of surgical weight loss procedures and has made a name for himself across the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. Dr. Kim established the bariatric surgery program at North Hills Hospital in 2003, and was later appointed as its director. He also played a significant role in the development of Bariatric surgery programs in North Texas, and holds privileges at respected hospitals and medical institutions across the DFW region.

Dr. Kim has earned many awards and recognitions throughout his career. In addition to his commendations from the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, Dr Kim has been named Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Doc” – an honor voted on by his medical peers – and North Hills Hospital’s 2006 Physician of the Year. He has also been chosen nationally as “Top Doc” in bariatric surgery in a nationwide survey conducted amongst his peers (Castle and Connelly).

For a more comprehensive list of Dr. David D. Kim’s achievements, please visit our sister website at www.drdkim.net


  • Fellowship – Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – Medical College of Virginia – March 2003
  • Fellowship – Peripheral Vascular Surgery – Park Medical Center – 1991-1992
  • Chief Resident – General Surgery – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine – 1990-1991
  • Residency – General Surgery – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine – 1986-1990
  • M.D. – Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine – 1982-1986
  • B.S., Chemistry -Youngstown State University – 1980-1882


  • Texas – 2003-present
  • North Carolina – 1992-2004
  • California – 1989-present
  • Ohio – 1986-present

Professional Organizations/Certifications

  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery – Member and Fellow
  • American Board of Surgery – Certification
  • Tarrant County Medical Society
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • American Society of General Surgeons
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