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MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
Northwestern University - Feinberg Chicago, IL University Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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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: 149
She gave a good thorough review of my situation and explained everything in details. She was very nice.
Dr Yip is a caring, professional, efficient and an incredibly talented specialist. She is down to earth and easy to talk to and does not rush you out of her office. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Dr Yip eased my concerns about my upcoming surgery.
I travel 2 hours to get to the office, at all times it is a pleasure to enter into the office. All doctors work together to make sure I receive all my appointments for that day so I do not need to return or come back. So all my follow-ups are done on the same day,
the staff and doctor made me feel more at ease being in such a big hospital. This was my first experience and I was nervous. Was a bit scary for me, but I felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Yip
Dr Yip was one of the most caring doctors I have ever seen. She was wonderful
we were very please with the dkctor and her staff
Dr. Yip and her team are very professional, and clearly explain test result and next steps.
Dr. Yip is very competent, knowledgeable, and friendly and so is her staff.
Dr. Yip explained my disease, and the surgical treatment for it, thoroughly. She is very patient, taking time to listen to my questions and concerns. Dr. Yip's attention to detail and taking the time to listen to me really put me at ease for my surgery.
I was asked to come in early for a sonogram and then I had my visit with the doctor. My biopsy was not scheduled until 1 o'clock and the doctors staff called over and had my biopsy moved hours earlier to make it more convenient for me. I had not asked them to do that nor expected it but they did it anyway. That was very thoughtful and I appreciate it greatly.
Dr. Yip is an excellent provider.
All experiences were good.
Dr. Yip and her staff were very kind and professional. I left understanding my options and have a path forward.
Overall it was very good experience. However, physician indicated information regarding my particular diagnosis would be in the information pkg. given to me. It was not. Nurse told that she would email it to me. We confirmed my email address. I have yet to get this information. Since it is regards to a particular type of tumor, I would really like to have this information.
consultation was very good
good experience, doctor was very helpful
Everything went as planned. Dr. was very good at explaining all my concerns.
very good, professional care
Dr Yip and her whole office were great. I had a very good experience from walking into the waiting room to the end of my visit.
Dr Zip is a great doctor! I highly recommend her! she gave me the best care!
Dr. Linwah Yip came highly recommended by a family member, who happens to be a radiation oncologist for UPMC. After doing a bit of my own research, and after my initial visit with Dr. Yip, I was beyond pleased. She was very thorough in explaining the details and length of time for my surgical procedure and the risks involved. I have a bit of surgery anxiety, due to a horrific past experience, but Dr. Yip made me feel relaxed and extremely comfortable. For that, she gets a "10" in my book.
I needed an ultrasound, per Dr.Yip.I was able to get one within 15 minutes of my appt with Yip! Yay!
I came to UPMC to get a diagnosis for a thyroid nodule. I booked the appointment ahead of time from overseas. The attention was excellent and I was informed of my results on the next day. I am very happy with the care I received.
Very compassionate doctor. Called to follow up and answer questions.
My Doctor was very good about explaining the procedure that was recommended as was her P/A. All my questions were answered, the location for the procedure was moved to a more convenient location. I feel like I'm in very good hands.
Dr. yup was an excellent doctor very attentive to questions I had and what I had say. she also explained the details of my surgery before hand and was very attentive. very polite and understanding. by far the best experience I have had to date I would highly recommend her to anyone that has the same condition that I have. she is an excellent doctor/ surgeon.
All good experiences.
It was very good, I'm just very scared and meeting new DR's was adding to it.
Dr. Yip and staff was very kind and informative.
Dr Yip and her office have been very helpful and excellent to work with.
Dr. Yip is a fine and sensitive person. Her two young team members were also very professional and friendly.
I appreciate the fact that Dr Yip always takes the time to throughly discuss my condition, listen to my concerns, and answer all my questions. I've never felt like she just rushed through an appt to move on to the next.
She is amazing
It was ok. The fellow came in and alluded to a different game plan than what the physician.
Dr. Yip answered all of my questions and made sure that follow-up tests and appointments were arranged.
Dr. Yip is kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Her explanation was thorough and easy to follow.
Dr.Yip is very thorough and attentive and represents as a consciously caring professional.
Dr. Yip and her team are very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.
My visit was a follow-up for my thyroid surgery and everything was covered.
She was patient, knowledgeable and explained things in a way we could understand. She listened and answered our questions.
Dr. Yip and her team are amazing. I cannot say enough how comfortable they made me and my family feel! It was a wonderful experience!
Dr Yip is the best surgeon I've ever met
I had a very good experience from reception throughout my whole office visit including the ultrasound technician.
Dr. Yip is very caring. She answered all questions. She took her time to explain all that would be involved with my upcoming operation.
Dr Yip gave me the best excellent care!
nothing but good
Dr. Yip is caring, professional and thorough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and feel fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Yip's intern was excellent, comprehensively discussed my upcoming scheduled surgery, and listened to my comments, questions.
very good doctor! very caring. staff was very nice and helpful
she is an excellent surgeon
I was pleased with all the care given to me during my visit.
Dr yip has preformed 3 surgseries on me and I am extremely grateful for their successes. I want no other surgeon but her.
I can't say enough about Dr Yip and her Physician Assistant. They are not only amazingly knowledgeable and thorough, but they are compassionate and kind. I can't thank them enough.
Due to change in insurance this will most likely be my last visit with Dr. Yip, and I am not happy that UPMC and Highmark won't put the patient and patient well being ahead of profits for their pockets.
DR YIP IS VERY CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROFESSIONAL. A WONDERFUL DOCTOR THAT I TRUST.
the only bad comment is wait time in the room was longer than anticipated& I was rushed after to meet ultrasound& haven't received a call for father instruction on lab work. Otherwise everyone was very nice very helpful
Experience was great she explained everything so i could understand
everyone in Dr. Yips office is very professional
Very favorable impression of the physician and team.
absolutely wonderful surgeon....
Dr. Yip is a very kind and caring doctor and I am completely satisfied with her work. However the wait time to see her can be a little long at times.
Dr. Yip does outstanding work. I was very disappointed to learn I can no longer see her because I do not have the right insurance. Patient care should be the first priority.
very knowledgeable and compassionate staff. they really cared about my well being.
I think it went very well ! I like doctor Yip !
Got to see the PA and Dr. before scheduled appt. Answered all questions, very thorough
I really like Dr. Yip. She is thorough and I have confidence in her knowledge and abilities. I also spent some time with Dr. Mitchell in the Dr. Yip's office, and Dr. Mitchell was excellent as well.
Dr Yipp is a very good dr and very thorough.
THEY GAVE ME GREAT SERVICE.
My experience as a patient of Dr. Yip was positive through all phases from initial consultation, surgery to post-op and f/u office visits. I was most impressed and comforted by Dr. Yip's knowledge of my medical history and how she worked with me factually and Kindly to alleviate concerns of any impact this might have.
I appreciate Dr. Yip's willingness to hear my concerns and her reassurance in trying to help find out what my next step should be.
This was a 3 week follow up visit from parathyroid surgery. Everything was fine and I was very pleased with the service that was provided.
customer service was exceptional.
I was very pleased that Dr. Yip saw me in advance of my actual appointment -- I had expected to wait between the ultrasound and the office appointment. The PA was excellent as well.
Dr Linwah Yip is an amazing and compassionate doctor.
I loved dr yip and the young woman who was in the room with her both made me feel positive about the upcoming operation
great doctor and staff
dr. yip is excellent answering questions and showing great patient care
Dr. Yip has a great bedside manner.
Entire time that was spent was satisfactory. Nothing negative.
excellent physician kind and sincere I recommend her a lot! Staff is excellent
Great love this doctor
Dr Yip and her staff were knowledgeable, courteous, professional and exhibited excellent interpersonal skills.
Dr Yip is a very thorough doctor. I don't need a doctor to be anything more than that and she's much more. She's really great!
I am so grateful for the quality care I got from Dr. Yip. She is an excellent surgeon who treated me with great precision on a very difficult procedure
Dr. Yip is an excellent care provider. goes out of her way to accommodate her her patients. understanding, takes time to explain and never feel shes in a hurry
nothing but positive to say about this practice and doctor I seen Linwah Yip is amazing in my eyes
extremely personable and thorough
very good experience very professional stsff
Doctor Yip and staff were very good and tried to explain what my medical situation was.
Not only is Dr. Yip an excellent doctor--with excellent technical skills and people skills--but it is very helpful that blood can be drawn in her office, the staff is helpful with setting up appointments both within and outside her office, and she and her staff make me feel welcome to ask questions even after the appointment.
dr.yip.is an intelligent,kind,compassionate dr.who is knowledgeable beyond belief in her expertise!
dr yip's staff was very courteous friendly helpful polite. answered my questions made me feel comfortable
I saw Dr Yip for a surgical consult. She and everyone on staff were very helpful and professional. I felt very at ease and in good hands.
Dr. Yip and her entire staff exceeded my expectations as a patient. They were all caring, kinf considerate and professional. They calmed all my fears and answered all my questions.
made me less anxious about my upcoming operation. never made me feel rushed.
Dr. Yip, The PA, The Nurse were all professional and attentive. Could not ask for better care!
Dr. Yip is a fantastic surgeon and seems to take a personal interest in her patients. I am so thankful that I had her for my surgeon.RE: follow-up I am probably looking for a doctor who does more thorough thyroid blood tests and who takes into account symptoms more. She DOES take into account symptoms but she and the fellow did not seem particularly concerned about symptoms that are very bothersome to me. I understand that she is first and foremost a surgeon, though! I would recommend her to anyone!
Dr Yip is wonderful and so is her staff. Seem to really care.
Dr Yip is the best
Dr Yip explained the reason for my surgery and what to expect during and after surgery. She was very thorough and I felt very comfortable.
she was great. she explained things about my problems nobody has ever told me.
I was referred to Dr. Yip when I expressed lack of confidence in another physician I had seen for the same health issue. Dr. Yip was exceptionally thorough about how to proceed and compassionate about my concerns. I am very happy that I was put in contact with her.
Dr. Yip is a very good, kind and understanding Dr.
Everyone that I spoke to in the entire facility, including the valet parking people, were fantastic, friendly and very helpful! The shear size of the facility makes the experience daunting to say the least, but every person has a job and they all do it very well and seem happy to do it! WELL DONE!!
Dr. Yip is so kind and considerate. She makes me feel at ease and she exhibits confidence that my medical issues will be taken care of in a thorough way.
pleased with the dr.who was informative and willing to listen.
they all were very nice and they explain everything about my up come surgery
Dr Yip was very knowledgeable, informative,caring and very attentive.I feel good just talking with her and I know I am going to feel a lot better after my surgery.She has my confidence.She is a wonderful doctor and she makes the medical world proud.
Dr Yip is an amazing doctor. thorough and kind
staff went out of their way to accommodate my schedule
Everyone connected with this office was very efficient, pleasant & professional.
Dr. Yip was wonderful, would definitely recommend her!
Dr. Yip and her PA explained everything to me in detail regarding my thyroid. I was very relieved to hear everything that she had to say. They were both very nice and answered all of my questions. I will definitely be returning for my yearly visits.
Dr. Yip explained everything using a good picture. She was sensitive about the surgery risks, and explained the surgery in great detail.
I was very satisfied and feel she will resolve my health problem.
I have only seen Dr. Yip on 3 occasions, once in the office before surgery, on surgery day, and my post op office visit. Only three times seeing her and I sad that my relationship with her will be cut down to only 1-2 times yearly. This is a good thing because this means that she removed all of the cancerous tumor from the left half of my thyroid. I would recommend her to anyone. Her bedside manner is fantastic and she really makes you understand everything that is going on in a very easy way. What a fantastic doctor! There is good reason why she was referred to me.
very caring and patient
This was a first time visit to schedule surgery. The PA was very informative. Dr. Yip was, as well. My interaction with staff was minimal.
I really like Dr. Yip.
The care at my appointment was excellent. Staff was friendly, considerate, respectful and answered all questions and concerns.
The entire team did an excellent job. I was very impressed.
Dr. Yip is an excellent surgeon. My laproscopy was a complete success!
Dr Yip was so caring and informative during mine and my sister's Cancer diagnosis and treatment, going above and beyond to even call us at home after office hours. I really felt her care and compassion as she addressed our concerns and questions.
Dr. Yip is the sweetest, most caring doctor I have met. She genuinely cares about her patients and their well-being! I couldn't ask for a better specialist!!
Dr. Yip is wonderful; compassionate, knowledgeable, and very competent.
Dr. Yip and her staff are top notch. I have felt well cared for from the beginning.
Dr. Yip was great!
I'm eternally greatful to Dr. Yip
I drive 90 miles to see Dr. Yip because she is an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend her .
I waited over an hour to be seen.
Dtr Yip is fantastic! very compassionate, listens well, talks to right level/detail. I wish she was a PCP!
very good experiences - no complaints of Amy kind
everyone was very helpful and kind on our visit including the young man parking our van. thanks to everyone for positive attitudes and help
dr linwah yip was very reassuring and informative and her nurse was absolutely wonderful and made me feel very comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. both great people.
I had two doctors do my initial evaluation before meeting with Dr. Yip. The primary doctor was very thorough and asked good questions. The other doctor seemed to observe only, however, he was very friendly and took an interest in a comment I made. Dr. Yip was very friendly and helped me understand the necessity of the procedure I am scheduled to have.
Dr. Yip is very good at explaining any procedures or surgeries you may need. And very good at explaining the reasons why you were there to see her to begin with.
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.
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