Phillip Lim, MD

Phillip Lim
Pain Management
Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
Medical School
Western University of Health Science
Office Location
1329 Lusitana St. POB 2, Suite 206 | Honolulu , HI | 96813

Dr. Lim has dedicated his career to treating patients suffering with chronic pain. He is double board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was fortunate to train in the premiere interventional pain fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This program is considered to be one of the top pain fellowship programs in the country, and he has renowned training from some of the top subject matter experts in pain.  Previously, he did an anesthesiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, where he performed multiple regional anesthetic nerve blocks and had the opportunity to perform multiple interventional pain procedures as a rotating resident in the anesthesia pain department. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lim did a traditional rotating internship at Downey Regional Medical Center in Southern California. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Science and a masters in public health in epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He believes in individualized multimodal care for each patient. His goal is to increase function and decrease pain via interventional pain pocedures, CAM modalities and self care. His ultimate goal is to reduce or eliminate the need for medication management and restoring quality of life.

He is a member of the International Spine Interventional Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and Hawaii Pain Society.  He deals with all types of pain conditions, but has a special interest in regenerative medicine and advanced interventional procedures such as spinal cord stimulation. His specialties include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Intra-articular joint injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Third Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Radiofreqency Ablation for Neck and Back Pain (Medial Branches)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Hip Pain (Articular Branche of Obturator and Femoral Nerves)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee Pain (Geniculate Nerves)
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Celiac Plexus  and Splanchnic Block
  • Superior Hypogastric Block
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Facial Nerve Blocks
  • Trigeminal Ganglion Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Botox Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Joint Injections
  • Bursa Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Groin Blocks (ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, genitofemoral nerves)
  • Sacrococcygeal Joint Injection
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Peripheral Nerve/Field Stimulators
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulators
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Discography
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Ketamine infusions for Chronic pain, Depression, and Migraines
  • Propofol infusions for refractory migraines
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Tenex Health Percutaneous Tenotomies and fasciotomies
  • Regenerative Medicine: Patelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell derived therapies (Bone Marrow Aspirate, Adipose, Amniopluropotent), and Prolotherapy