Dr. Richard Lim, MD

Dr. Richard Lim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(58)
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Dr. Richard Lim, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Orland Park, IL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lim to family and friends
3.8
based on 58 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (58)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 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 (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...more
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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...more
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in ORLAND PARK |
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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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lim accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Lim has admitting privileges

Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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