Dr. Richard Lim, MD

Dr. Richard Lim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Richard Lim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Orland Park, IL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

10719 160th St

Orland Park, IL 60467

Contact Information

(708) 226-3300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Spine Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% 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.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

66  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
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26  Procedures

  • 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
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.

Education

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

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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lim to family and friends
61 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

  • 5
    (40)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Lim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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