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Dr. Arnold Lim, DO - Bakersfield, CA - Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Arnold Lim, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

(661) 664-2300

Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200 Bakersfield , CA 93311

Get to Know Dr. Arnold Lim, DO

Accepting Patients



15 Years

Care Philosophy

Hello. We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding, we've made it our goal to create an environment that meets each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the well-being of our staff and the places they serve. Dignity Health Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center is made up of top orthopedic surgeons in the local area, caregivers and staff who deliver comprehensive care to our diverse community. Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, our team at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.


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Dr. Arnold Lim, DO's Experience

Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Procedures Performed

Conditions Treated

Awards and Recognitions

In My Own Words

Dr. Lim is an extensively trained surgeon specializing in the area of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lim's practice includes the entire spectrum of care of orthopedic management; from the adolescent to the adult, up through the geriatric population, with particular emphasis on sports-related injuries.  Dr. Lim's specific focus of practice is on preservation, repair, and when indicated the reconstruction of joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons to restore function and motion. Dr. Lim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Molecular and Cell biology. He went on to receive his Masters of Health Sciences in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, from John Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Lim completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University. Following his education at Touro University Dr. Lim completed his general surgery internship at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He then completed his Aerospace Medicine Primary Course in San Antonio, Texas. He also served as the General Medical Officer at Vandenberg Airforce Base. Dr. Lim went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lim performs a variety of orthopedic surgeries, a few of his specialties include; shoulder, hip & knee replacements, shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and biceps tendon, labrum repair, knee arthroscopy, knee ligament, meniscal repair, reconstructions, debridement, and cartilage preservation. Dr. Lim approaches each patient encounter by using the most advanced proven treatments, whether that be conservative to surgical treatment in order to have the most successful outcomes for his patients.    Dr. Lim is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force. He has received numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2007 and the Army Commendation Medal, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan, in 2012. In 2015, Dr. Lim was awarded, Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. In his spare time, Dr. Lim enjoys traveling, exploring new cuisines, and camping with his son. He has been a member of the Bakersfield community since August 2016.    

Dr. Arnold Lim, DO's Locations

Accepting New Patients


Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200, Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 664-2300 Fax: (661) 663-6711

Affiliated Hospitals

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

420 34th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

6501 Coyle Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

2215 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

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