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Linwah Yip, MD, FACS is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and co-chief for the Division of Endrocrine Surgery at UPMC.
Dr. Yip is board-certified in general surgery. She received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Yip completed surgical residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, and University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Jacksonville, Fla., and fellowships at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Yip is a member of a number of professional organizations, such as the Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and Allegheny County Medical Society.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 99
Dr. Yip is always courteous and helpful. She really knows everything about my case and my health.
we love Dr. Yip!
I am very pleased with all of the UPMC staff that I have dealt with so far. Everyone has been very helpful, courteous and knowlegable.
she is an excellent Dr!we need more like her in Altoona,Pa!! !!!!instead of traveling to Pitts!
Dr Yip is a wonderful & caring doctor
Everything was great from the first phone call on...I appreciate all the excellent care.
Yesterday was my first appointment, they exceeded all my expectations.
Excellent! This appt. was to schedule surgery; all questions were answered, and surgery date is within the next 3 weeks! All levels of personnel were MOST helpful, building a trusting relationship.
my experience with UPMC was very good
I'm happy to recommend Dr. Yip.
this was my first visit some questions didn't apply but all was good
Dr Yip and her staff are perfect examples all should follow.
I really felt confortable with the doctor & staff &they where very courteios
Dr. Yip was very caring and spent time discussing my problem and the options available to me. Entire staff very professional and friendly.
Dr. Yip is always caring, very professional.gives superb care.
Everyone at the office was very nice. They answered all of my questions and were not in any hurry to get us to leave. They asked us if we had any questions or concerns. They were very helpful.
extremely happy with provider and all others while I was ther
Very efficient office operations. Always ready to help.
Dr Yip is a very good surgeon I would recommend
very good experience. just wish there was an office in the South Hills
Dr. Yip seemed extremely caring and friendly. Easy to talk with.
Dr. Yip is an excellent Doctor and Surgeon. I trust her fully with my medical care.
Experience very good
excellent visit. all staff were helpful
Everyone was really friendly and answered all my questions. I feel confident in the care of my provider, she was genuinely concerned and very informative as to my situation.
Dr. Yip is genuinely concerned with the well being of her patients and their overall recovery. She is a skilled surgeon and leads her team with compassion.
I was referred to Dr Yip outside of my health network, because she is considered the Best in her field. I have received the highest quality care and service. I highly recommend her.
Dr Yip and staff are amazing. very happy with my care
Everyone is always very pleasant and helpful
Dr. Yip and her associates provide the best health care possible. I can't be thankful enough for the quality of care they all gave me.
Excellent surgeon, very intelligent, caring provider.
Dr. Yip was patient and compassionate and took the time to explain things to me. These seem to be rare qualities in a doctor and I appreciate her!
Dr Yip is an excellent doctor. Explains things very well.
I am very happy to have Dr. Yip as my surgeon. She is a very kind, caring and skilled doctor. I researched on line and am very glad I chose her. I will highly recommend her!
Very nice. Everyone I spoke with.
I was extremely impressed with every aspect of my visit. The support staff members were efficient, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Yip, her assistant physician, the ultrasound technician, and nurse conducted examinations and asked questions that were approximately 4 times more extensive than my previous provider. Therefore, I feel that the second opinion that I received regarding my thyroid nodule was the bests, most informed opinion possible.
I was very pleased with my care and response to my concerns during my visit with Dr. Yip.
I have seen Dr. Yip once a year since 2014 and have had the best care. Dr. Yip is wonderful. She was clear and concise regarding my diagnosis and treatment plan. she always gives me all the time i need to ask questions. She makes me feel that she truly cares about me the person, not just another case.
Excellent service and care from the time I stepped into the office until I left.
Very efficient office staff and doctor! I'm so pleased with how they get things done and things are explained.
Dr. Yip was most professional and attentive to my concerns. I would highly recommend her with pleasure.
dr yip and dr Patel were both very courteous and compassionate. I wish all the dr's I have seen at UPmc we're has good as both of them.
I have always been very pleased with Dr.Yip. She is the first dr. that has taken the time to explain my cancer in terms that are easy to understand.
very pleased with doctor visit.
Experience was a good one
thorough,compassionate, professional, friendly!
I was completely impressed with Dr. Yip. she was considerate and gave full explanation of my problem. she obviously read my chart fully because she asked questions concerning prior surgeries and lab reports. she explained that if I needed surgery she would involve my other surgeons due to airway risks. she sat and allowed time for questioning and answered them fully. I felt that I was the most important person in that room. although it was she who was.
Dr. Yip and her staff are absolutely awesome
I waited in waiting room over an hour. I waited in exam room about 25 minutes more. I was tired. Came to appt. after working 9 hours and had thyroid US.
Have had very good experiences for the last 6 years.
An excellent care and service.
Very pleased, very professional staff
Dr. Yip and her whole team were wonderful. Listened to all concerns , explained everything so I could understand. I was nervous going on the appointment. Her nurse, and fellow, Dr.patel were all wonderful.
Doctor was really explained well on my current health issues and treatment required. Great to consult this kind of doctor as provider.
The staff at Dr. Yip's office is very friendly, competent and caring. I would recommend Dr. Yip and her team to anyone I know in need of her specialized services. I could not have asked for a simpler, more uneventful situation in addressing my personal medical needs. Thank you all for taking such good care of me!
Professional and genuine demeanor. Expedite in appt. thorough in making me understand my health options
It is almost becoming a habit finding reasons to see Dr. Yip. It is a shame that I had to result to getting Cancer to see her. And as usual, I came away feeling glad that I went. Always with a smile on my face. Life is good. What an inspiration.
Dr. Yip is an excellent Doctor!
Dr. Yip is the most professional doctor I have ever experienced. She is knowledgeable and very kind. She treated me with respect and i never felt rushed during any appointment. I am more than pleased with her and would highly recommend her to family and friends. I feel so grateful for her help.
Yip is phenomenal. She removed my dad, both sisters, uncles thyroid and mine. I recommended a friend to her who is actually having a thyroidectomy today. Very pleased with Dr.Yip!
My provider was fantastic she actually saved my life. I am so grateful to have gotten the privileged to have known her and have her as my surgeon. I will be so ever grateful and will recommend her to all family and friends.
Excellent coordination with other appointments and testing. Considerate of travel distance . Overall excellent - prompt and caring
Dr. Yip is an excellent doctor, both in her care of my physical and mental health.
Excellent, professional, caring, and gave me answers to all my questions and most of all her expertise as a surgeon.
My consult to Dr Yip was for a newly diagnosed Thyroid Tumor. She showed great care and compassion during initial exam and she called the fine needle biopsy results to me 24 hours after procedure was done.
My original surgeon was Dr. Michael T. Stang. Dr. Stang was the best Doctor I have ever had the privilege of seeing. It is a great loss to the UPMC community to not have him on staff anymore. Dr. Yip was the surgeon I saw for my follow-up post-op check-up. Dr. Yip and her staff are also top notch. Everyone was extremely friendly and caring. I never had to wait long to see Dr. Yip. I feel like I am truly cared for when I visit this office.
Excellent service by all.....
Everyone we met with was kind, sensitive and took the time to explain everything we needed.
Dr Yip is the best
everything was fine and everyone was very helpful and friendly
Dr seemed rushed
I thought Dr Yip was a terrific doctor. She, her Fellow, and her staff were helpful and very courteous.
Dr. Yip is a very caring and concerned healthcare provider. She recommended an alternative treatment to surgery. Very relieved.
Dr. Yip is an excellent surgeon, but beyond that, she is a caring and compassionate doctor who makes herself available to her patients at all times. I'm glad I chose her and would highly recommend her!
Dr. Yip has always been a kind Doctor who genuinely cares about her patients
I have to say I have been to so many providers for my thyroid. This office and Dr. Yip was the best. I wish I could see her all the time. She made me feel like I was a human and didn't look at me like I was crazy. My PCP treated me like the thyroid wasn't doing the things I knew it was doing, I couldn't even swallow. Dr. Yip was amazing. She is really educated on the Thyroid and I trust her 110%.
I recieved excellent care from all involved, doctor, nurses, and staff. Thank Youð???
I am thankful
Very easy to talk with about my problems.
This provider was very thorough in her questions, examination of available tests, and explanation of options for treatment. As a first visit I am very pleased that I chose Dr Yip.
Extremely efficient, well informed, warm, courteous, patient
Very kind and attentive. Spent as much time as we needed discussing surgery and post-op concerns. Never felt rushed to explain or talk about problems. Called me on the weekends to follow-up with x-ray/lab work. Feel very fortunate to have Dr. Yip as my Endo surgeon.
Dr. Yip was caring, informative and on point. Allowed me to ask questions .Made me feel relaxed and elated she's my Surgeon.
good listening skills; no rush to decisions; thorough explanation; definitely positive experience
I only had a good experience.
Excellent communication regarding potential surgery
dr Yip is understanding and genuinely seems to care about your well being. I was completely comfortable in her hands during my surgery. She is a special person and physician.
Very efficient and detailed. Answered all my questions. Very Good demeanor
Dr. Yip had a fantastic "bedside" manner and made me feel comfortable and her overall demeanor conveyed both her concern and competence.
I am very afraid to have this surgery and Dr. Yip and her staff were very understanding of my feelings. I feel very confident being in her care.
Absolutely love Dr. Yip! She gives me all the time I need, answers questions understandably, and I can feel her genuine concern for me and my health issues. I'm blessed to have her a my doctor. You are blessed she is a part of your team.
surprising compassionate, caring, friendly. Dr. puts her patients at ease, and she is must have finished in the top of her class. Appears to be the most intellectual doctor I have spoken with.
Excellent care - open and caring.
Dr. Yip was wonderful and called me to follow-up on all of my results.
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