Professor Eric Lim

Professor Eric Lim

MB ChB, MD, MSc, FRSC(C-Th)

Cardiothoracic Surgery

26 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

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5

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5

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“The treatment and care I received from Mr. Lim and his team was excellent. Initial contact to obtaining an appointment was very fast and he was very accommodating to my needs and personal schedule. Communication was excellent throughout leaving me very comfortable with what to expect at all stages of the procedure. The surgery was clearly performed with great skill and care as I was left with no pain and very little discomfort during the immediate and longer term recovery. A first class service.“
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Subspecialty

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4299703
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £350

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,783 reviews

    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Sydney Street, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NP
    35 reviews

    Charing Cross Hospital

    Floor 15, Thames View, Fulham Palace Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 8RF
    18 reviews

    About

    Professor Eric Lim is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He consults and sees private patients at Harley Street Clinic and King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes in London.

    Professor Lim completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1996. He later completed his specialist training in Heart and Lung Surgery at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He also completed medical research in Cambridge and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine for his work. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Statistics funded by a UK Medical Research Council Scholarship.

    Professor Lim has specific expertise in cancer of the lung and chest. He also has clinical expertise in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment and management of lung cancer, chest cancer, pneumothorax and pleural effusion as well as expertise in complex conservation surgery for advanced lung cancer.

    He is a keen researcher with active interests in both clinical and translational research. He holds positions of Chief Investigator on several UK wide trials, including MARS 2 and VIOLET as well as Head of the Biomedical Research Unit Cancer Consortia.

    He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and has two award-winning textbooks and 6 book chapters. Professor Lim also has a history of contributing to guidelines of the British Thoracic Society, Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Society of Medical Oncology and the European Neuroendocrine Tumours Management of Bronchopulmonary Carcinoids. He is currently the Chair of the UK Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative.

    Procedures

    • Lobectomy
    • Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
    • Thoracoscopy or VATS
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Lung Cancer
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    Education

    MBChB - University of Sheffield, UK in 1996

    MSc Biostatistics - University of London, UK in 2004

    FRCS (C-Th) - Royal College of Surgeons, UK in 2006

    MD - University of East Anglia, UK in 2007


    Memberships

    Chair of British Thoracic Society / Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Guidelines on the Radical Management of Lung Cancer - 2010

    Member of European Society of Medical Oncology Guidelines for the Management of Early-stage Lung Cancer - 2013

    Member of the European Neuroendocrine Society Guidelines on the Management of Bronchopulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumours - 2014

    Associate Editor of Thorax

    Associate Editor of the European Thoracic Oncology Platform

    Council Member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Member of Steering Committee of the British Thoracic Oncology Group

    Panel Member of UK Intercollegiate Speciality Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Chair of UK Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative

    Deputy Statistics Editor for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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    The treatment and care I received from Mr. Lim and his team was excellent. Initial contact to obtaining an appointment was very fast and he was very accommodating to my needs and personal schedule. Communication was excellent throughout leaving me very comfortable with what to expect at all stages of the procedure. The surgery was clearly performed with great skill and care as I was left with no pain and very little discomfort during the immediate and longer term recovery. A first class service.
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