Dr. Richard Lim, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Dr. Richard Lim, MD
Dr. Richard Lim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Orland Park, IL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Tinley Park, IL |
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!
in Orland Park, IL |
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.
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%
in Orland Park, IL |
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!
in Tinley Park, IL |
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!!!!
in Chicago, IL |
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!!!
in Hickory Hills, Illinois |
Dealing with Dr.Lim for about two years after a car accident. Nothing but class all the way .
in Chicago, IL |
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
in Oak lawn, il |
Awful bedside manner, very condescending!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • 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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    McGaw Medical Center At Northwestern University

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    McGaw Medical Center At Northwestern University

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Leatherman Spine: The Spine Institute For Special Surgery

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection