Category Archive Testimony

Great Experience

I had a great experience with Dr. Lim. My surgery went great and I feel 100% better.

– John Drinkwater

Verithena Procedure

I had the verithena procedure done about 4 weeks ago and I am very happy with the results. Dr. Lim nad his staff are kind and professional!

Kim J.

For the sake of brevity, I’ll be direct.

I’m relatively old. I’m a disabled Viet Nam vet. No stranger to surgery- sometimes complex and experimental. My confidence and ability to overcome and bounce back from these events has been based on trust – trust in my self and my abilities, and trust/belief in a doctor – his abilities of course, but more importantly his urgency to do the ‘right thing’ – perfectly. Recently I’ve come to realize how naive I’ve been – but also how fortunate.

Dr. Jung Lim was recommended by my primary care physician after my previous vascular health supplier became unable to continue providing care. Dr. Urn’s examinations and tests concluded with a range of concerns, questions and necessary actions. Directly put; the original stent procedure may not have been done correctly; improper follow-up after-care did not reveal ongoing problems; the lack of prompt attention resulted in further issues; the ‘fix’ would be an unusual and somewhat complex procedure; timelines not urgent, but certainly immediate. ‘Naivety’ revealed – ‘trust’ gone.

Dr. Lim’s manner is direct. He was candid in saying he had not performed this procedure before and that this required involvement of the stent manufacturer. Easy then to understand that unlike any medical procedure before, this one caused a good deal of angst and uncertainty.

While I had committed to something I was uncertain of – what I didn’t know was how committed Dr. Lim and his staff were to seeing this through – perfectly. Dr. Lim worked with the stent maker to devise the procedure, and stressed to me that while he had not preformed the procedure previously he was capable and confident that he could. At the same time, with a competence I have not experienced in the medical profession previously, Leah and staff worked to arrange the pre-op Covid testing and scheduling of other myriad pre-op tests – as well as setting up the surgery. All of this was done with a level of urgency, competency and timeliness that I know exists seldom in the business world, almost never in the medical world.

Little did I know the reasons for opting to use Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, but here was where my fortune combined to form the trust. From the inquisitive Covid testing nurse (Pixie) who began to allay my concerns, to the extraordinary surgical nurse Diane who managed to bring my confidence level back to ‘normal’; from what I’ve learned to be an extraordinary surgeon and Gore Medical stent support team, to an ICU team who doesn’t ‘go to work’ but rather ‘completes a mission’ – the conclusion and result was overwhelmingly positive.

I am grateful. I am confident. I trust Dr. Lim, his staff, and Faith Auburn Hospital. I admire Dr. Urn’s development, management and deployment of his support mechanisms. From abundant time and business experience, I can say this is team that works – for the right reasons – to a proper and desired outcome.

An extraordinary experience – kudos to Dr. Lim, Leah, Gore, Faith Auburn – you all rock!!

Wonderful Experience

I had a wonderful experience with Total Vascular Surgery. Dr. Jung Lim was able to diagnosis my issues and recommend treatment options. Dr. Lim was thorough in his explanations and helped me feel confident. I felt I was well prepared for the Vena-Seal procedure. The staff was always helpful, kind and followed through with their waiting list. I was back on my feet in no time and it was a painless procedure. I am so glad I chose Total Vascular Surgery and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Joan Tortorici

Very Helpful

I’ve had 2 procedures with Dr. Lim. His staff has been very helpful. Answered any questions, I’ve had. Great follow up. I would highly recommend them.


Judy Dugger


I was referred to Dr. Lim 10 years ago after a DVT in my left leg. I see him every six months to check on the partial clot and monitor the pain and swelling I have in that leg.

Dr. Lim treats you as a person and not just a symptom/illness. He is very good at listening and hearing what you tell him. This is very important to me as I have had symptoms before with other doctors, that
if they had listened, the problem could have been diagnosed years earlier.

I thank God for Dr. Lim’s persistence and not giving up on me. He persisted, looking for the exact reason for my pain and swelling. My pain was progressing to the point where I was walking with a cane, counted my steps during the day, and slept 12-14 hours a day due to the pain. He came back from a trip to New York where a colleague shared with him a procedure, he was using 12-15 times a week with good success. Dr. Lim shared the procedure with me and we decided to give it a try. The procedure was
completed June 10, 2019 and as I write this, I am PAIN-FREE! I could feel the difference the moment I was allowed to walk on the leg. It was unbelievable!

Dr. Lim’s office is run very efficiently. In the 10 years I have gone there, I have not had to wait more that 5-10 minutes for my appointments. Scheduling is done very promptly and with attention to the patient’s schedule.

I write this with joy in my heart having hope for pain-free days. Thank you seems so mundane, but THANK YOU, Dr. Lim.

Sue Kirk

Smooth & Painless

I had a venaseal procedure for a varicose vein performed by Dr. Jung Lim on May 20th. The procedure went smoothly and painlessly. Even though I was told to expect some discomfort and possibly bruising afterwards neither occurred. Dr. Lim explained each step in easy to understand terms and the staff were so kind and friendly. Thank you for making me at ease.

Sally DePietro
Cool, Ca

Couldn’t be Happier with Results

It is with great pleasure that I write this review. I had procedures done for venous reflux in both legs with the past few months and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Dr. Lim is an excellent doctor who is extremely thorough with his patients. He ensured I was comfortable during both procedures and I recovered with a few days – with no setbacks and was back to doing my normal routine in no time. Also, the staff at Dr. Urn’s Roseville office are courteous and very pleasant to deal with. I’d highly
recommend Dr. Lim and the Roseville office.

Veronica Carrero

Conscientious Doctor

Doctor Lim is a very conscientious doctor – a surgeon I can trust. Dr. Lim repaired my Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 2 ½ years ago. I believe the success of my AAA repair is attributed to his talented skills. He is very kind and mindful about the anxieties and worries I had as a patient of vascular disease. When my aneurysm was caught at a very late stage, Dr. Lim merely explained calmly about my problem and how he wil1 approach the repair. He is a patient man as he listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. Dr. Lim’ s gentle demeanor provided the calmness and confidence I needed through his explanations, despite the urgency for my procedure. Minutes before the surgery, Dr. Lim walked into my pre-op room to reassure me that everything was going to be alright. At times, I’m apprehensive about surgeries. Leading to my aneurysm surgery, I’ve heard nothing but great things about Dr. Lim from office and nursing staffs, and patients in the waiting room that Dr. Lim is one of the best doctors they know. To hear this was another vote of confidence for me, as I am now, one to provide that testiment. I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Lim as my vascular surgeon to care for me now, and for years to come. – Arthur Harui

Knowledgable, Gentle, and Kind

When I started hemodialysis in 2006, I needed a catheter put in my chest and permanent access (fistula) in my arm. Dr. Jung Lim came highly recommended by the Auburn Dialysis Clinic. I made an appointment with him for an evaluation. I immediately liked him and found him to be knowledgeable and very kind and gentle. He explained the surgical procedure, answered my questions thoroughly, and performed the surgery a week later. He has taken care of me for thirteen years and closely follows my progress. He does an ultrasound of my access every four to six months to ensure it is working properly. Over the years, he has had to perform a couple of angiograms and procedures to open up and eliminate the blockage in the fistula. All the nurses at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital tell me what a great surgeon he is, and I agree with them. I can highly recommend him.

Lela E. Klein from Grass Valley, CA