Dr. John Lim, MD

Dr. John Lim, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Lim, MD is a general surgery specialist in Clinton Township, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Surgical Associates Of Macomb

43331 Commons Dr

Clinton Township, MI 48038
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Messa
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

Learn about Dr. Lim

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Rib Fracture
more than 91% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 84% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Lim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated


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61  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Wayne State U/detroit Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lim does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lim and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lim is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lim to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

The nicest doctor I've ever dealt with. Hernia surgery went successful with him. Office visits are prompt and he very thorough and informational. He is very friendly and humorous. I highly recommend him
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My husband had a ruptured gall bladder and Dr. Lim did emergency surgery in the middle of the night. If we had waited another hour my husband would have died. He was very thorough and caring about his case. He kept me informed and took excellent care of him post op. Great bedside manner as well.
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Excellent first rate surgeon, he was so meticulous with my surgery, I healed very well both inside and out. Dr. Lim performed a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and me and my children are grateful to have me back to my normal self. Thank you so much for your expertise and for...more
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