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MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
University Medical Center Jacksonville, FL Northwestern University - Feinberg Chicago, IL
MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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: 103
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
Everyone connected with this office was very efficient, pleasant & professional.
staff went out of their way to accommodate my schedule
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.
very caring and patient
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.
I really like Dr. Yip.
The care at my appointment was excellent. Staff was friendly, considerate, respectful and answered all questions and concerns.
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.
Dr. Yip is an excellent surgeon. My laproscopy was a complete success!
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 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.
The entire team did an excellent job. I was very impressed.
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 waited over an hour to be seen.
I drive 90 miles to see Dr. Yip because she is an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend her .
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.
we love Dr. Yip!
Dr. Yip is always courteous and helpful. She really knows everything about my case and my health.
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.
my experience with UPMC was very good
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.
I'm happy to recommend Dr. Yip.
Dr Yip and her staff are perfect examples all should follow.
this was my first visit some questions didn't apply but all was good
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.
excellent visit. all staff were helpful
Experience very good
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.
Everyone is always very pleasant and helpful
Dr Yip and staff are amazing. very happy with my care
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.
Excellent service and care from the time I stepped into the office until I left.
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.
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
Dr Yip is the best
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.
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