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Dr. Richard Lim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Lim

Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants

10719 160th St Orland Park, IL 60467

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Dr. Richard Lim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Orland Park, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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(708) 226-3300

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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Spondylolisthesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Lim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Orland Park, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Leatherman Spine: The Spine Institute For Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1996
McGaw Medical Center At Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
1991
McGaw Medical Center At Northwestern University
Internship Hospital
1991
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
1996
1991
1991

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University, 1984 - 199
  • America's Top Orthopedists, 2007 - 201
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, 1-1-2009 t
  • Chief Resident, Northwestern University Medical Center, 1996

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.9

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
65.67164179104478%
(44)
4 Stars
5.970149253731344%
(4)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(1)
1 Star
25.37313432835821%
(17)

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DIAGNOSED ISSUE, THEN WOULD NOT HELP NOR REFER WHERE TO FIND HELP
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I feel as though he was very rude. He did not give me the attention he was supposed to and he walked out of the room during our appointment. I was in a lot of pain and he stated there is nothing that I can do for you, you’re old.
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I had a herniated disc and Dr. Lim fixed men literally overnight with a microdiscectomy. After nearly a year of agony, he operated on Thursday, I walked out on my own two feet, lay on ice on Friday, and was jumping up and down on Saturday. Didn’t even need the full round of physical therapy and no problems since; it’s been about 8 years, I think. Don’t wait. Get it done. He’s the man.
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I just made my last visit to Dr. Lim and I want to tell you what a wonderful and caring doctor he is .. It was scary to have a surgery on my spine but Dr. Lim told me everything before the surgery and what to expect after and he was true to his word . His assistant Dr. Meeker is wonderful as well. I highly recommend him.
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Dr Lim repaired my crushed vertebrae. Previous doctors would not operate on me. I was in tremendous pain. I could barely walk! One year later after surgery by Dr Lim I have zero pain and can walk again! I do use a cane as I have some nerve damage due to the years of not being able to find a Dr to do my surgery! Dr Lim is amazing!!
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I recently had 4 cervical discs removed and replaced by Dr. Lim. I was scared to death of this surgery. He did such an incredible job that I was off of pain meds in 1 week. I barely had any pain after this 3 hour surgery and was eating regular food by the 8th day. His surgery skills are incredible and I would recommend him to anyone. I did check out 2 other surgeons and made the best choice with Dr. Lim. Jan S.
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I was seen as a new patient today and I have to say that I was a little bit worried when I got to the office. lot was full and so was the waiting room. I didn't wait long to be registered. theygot a lot of staff working. everyone had a smile on there face even though it was pretty busy. even people that were not helping me still said hello. the wait time was very short. the doctor was EXCELLENT . I got walked out by the nurses which was nice to .they get 10 out of 10 GOOD JOB MIDWEST:)
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I have never had a bad expierience at this office. Everyone is very kind. I look forward to my appointments. Even though it’s a busy office and that’s a given I always feel like there listening (everyone) The front desk the medical assistants the Doctor the nurses even the receptionist who checks you out always makes at least a few min to make you feel better before leaving. The flow of the office is just perfect!
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Awful bedside manner! Pompous condescending! Very demeaning!! Will never ever go back to him! His staff especially his PA were very professional, kind, helpful.
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for the past 5 mos. have been dealing w/him following all his instructions for testing, etc. had surgery scheduled for 2 weeks; calls me in his office and said he decided not to do the surgery because my expectations were too high and proceded to give me a list of other doctors to see. waste of time; arrogant; and doesn't listen. find yourself a better doctor. this guy is ridiculous!
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Dr. Lim is an amazing Doctor. I had a cervical fusion C4-C7 with a C5 corpectomy. I had a bone pressing on my spinal cord which caused my diaphragm in the right lung to be paralyzed. Dr. Lim said that my surgery was one of the top five most difficult surgeries he has ever done. When I told him that he was a miracle doctor his reply was "thank him as he pointed up, I just did the work". That speaks volumes for the kind of doctor that he is. I highly recommend Dr. Lim to everyone.
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I think dr. Lynn listen to your problems and try to take and give you the best results of his expertise and as far as I'm concerned he's a hundred and 10%
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I had a severe sciatica problem. I got in a few days after I called for my appointment staff was very nice. The doctor was exactly what I was looking for, after exam he explained therapy to surgery. Wanted me to start with 6 weeks of therapy and had follow up appt. in 6 weeks. He was extremely gentile as I was in a lot of pain, he explained and provided a visual of what was happening to me and how he wanted to start w therapy and hope no surgery would be needed. It worked and I am happy!
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I have been A patient of Dr. Lim for 10 years. There is no other Doctor I trust more with my life. I've had 2 flawless surgeries. Dr. Lim has an awesome bedside manner and is very compassionate, knowledgeable and respectful and takes time to listen to concerns. Mike Meeker Dr. Lim's PA is also amazing. I couldn't ask for better duo to take care of me. I would give 10 stars if I could!!!!
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I have been dealing with Dr. Lim for almost 10 years after a critical vehicle accident, and have never been treated with so much professionalism from a Doctor. His concern for my pain and injuries have shown me that he's not only my Surgeon, but I call him my friend. Bedside manner - we are always laughing after my appointments. I had 5 surgeries with Dr. Lim, if I ever needed more, he's my 1st choice! His office staff, nurses, X-ray techs, and yes even P.A. Mike Meeker are fantastic!!!
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Dealing with Dr.Lim for about two years after a car accident. Nothing but class all the way .
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Dr. Lim performed surgery on my back and on my neck and I feel great today. I thought he was very personable and had great bedside manner. He was actually pretty funny. All in all, I would recommend him and Michael Meeker in a heart beat. I'm going to send a patient over (my fiance) very soon for another doctor (for his knees and hips) b/c of their group's great reputation. My Mother also had back surgery and she was very satisfied. She's in her 80's. Janet Murphy
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