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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 Endocrine 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: 166
Dr. Yip and her staff are amazing. Everyone is very kind and thorough.
Dr Yip is wonderful. I fully trust her and her staff.
Dr. Yip is the best in her field. I would recommend her to anyone who needs thyroid surgery. In fact, I do.
Great GREAT experience!!! she was so comforting and eased my mind on my situation. She explained everything exceptionally well. So very happy with her!
Dr. Yip was very helpful and encouraging about my possible surgery.
This was my first visit with Dr. Yip and her staff. I was very pleased with their patience in answering my questions and the detail of the information provided.
Dr. Yip was very kind and considerate, as well as being extremely thorough. I also had an ultrasound with a technician named Mike who was efficient and wonderful. He even stated that Dr. Yip was the absolute best. I was very anxious heading into this, and now I feel as though I am taking the best course for my condition.
Overall, I felt heard and I felt like the doctor was happy to answer my many question. I did have to wait 30 minutes to see the doctor but because she was so attentive when I did see her it didn't bother me that I had to wait.
I would like to thank everyone, you all were great!!
Dr. Yip was excellent. I am very concerned about a biopsy and she was very supportive.
extremely happy with how prompt and timely my appointment was kept
over a 2 hour wait time
DR Yip was excellent. She, personally, called to give me my lab results. I have never had a doctor take the time to personally call me with results. Her nurse Shawna was great and also the lab girls were great. So far I'm pleased with the service I received.
I was amazed how friendly and patient oriented everyone was. As a RN myself, everyone seemed to enjoy their job and talking with the patients. I came back to my hometown and expressed my pleasure and amazement how wonderful my experience was at Dr. Yip's office and Presbyterian hospital.
Dr. Yip was very kind, caring and took time to answer and explain things. I am happy to have been sent to her for this procedure.
caring friendly, excellent Doctor
Very thorough and great personality!
Dr. Yip is thorough in her examination and follow-up. She explains the implications of the diagnosis clearly. Thanks also to her assistant Ardyanne for giving clear directions about the visit and responding to requests promptly.
Dr.Yip has been awesome. She came highly recommended by my Endocrinologist (Dr. Abosag) in Youngstown,Ohio. My husband and I have been more than pleased with Dr. Yip's care. She answers all my questions, gave me a complete explanation of what was going to take place, compassionate,and caring. So happy that she was recommended for my surgical care.
Dr Yipp and her associate were very nice. explained and even drew diagram of diseased parathyroid. my husband and myself were very comfortable with talking to them and they answered all concerns promptly and in a very caring way. we would definately recommend her and the facility. very knowledgeable and took their time with us.
Dr. Yip devised a well thought out plan to remove the biopsy-proven cancer with a partial thyroidectomy and then proceed to total thyroidectomy to extract my several unbiopsied nodules on the other side only if it is safe to do so. There is always a risk of possible nerve damage. I like her cautious approach. Dr. Yip seems unusually careful and accurate, which is precisely what one wants in a surgeon. She seems exceptionally accurate, because I could not find even one error in her after visit record for this surgical intake appointment, which is unheard of, especially for such a comprehensive review of my case. Errors are rampant in my medical records from other providers. So I believe I am in good hands for my surgery in three weeks. My only regret is that there will be a two month delay from biopsy to surgery, leaving my cancer untreated, although I recognize that the form of thyroid cancer I have is very likely unaggressive, getting all the needed testing for surgery is a process, and Dr. Yip is worth waiting for. Dr. Yip's nurse did kindly help me schedule my surgery before I had my intake appointment in order to accommodate this concern of mine.
Dr.Yip gave me all the information about upcoming surgery, and care for me postoperative you. She was very aware of my concerns and helped alleviate them.
Dr. Yup is an excellent doctor
excellent would recommend to others
I was very impressed with Dr Yip. She was very focused on my needs and getting me the information that I needed following my surgery. She was very friendly and easy to talk to, and I had full confidence in her knowledge and concern for me.
MD was very kind and caring
Dr Yip is a very special knowledgeable and caring physician. I highly recommend her
Dr. Yip is amazing. very experienced, knowledgeable, thorough and sensitive. Great bed-side manners and someone I would take my children to if the need arose. 100% recommend her for Thyroid cancer and thyroidectomy
got into room promptly, doctors and staff answered all my questions and explained any potential procedures
Dr. Yip explained everything thoroughly. She listened carefully to my questions & concerns.
Dr. Yip is extremely knowledgeable and kind. She spent a LOT of time with me to share information and address my (extensive) questions, and didn't try to pressure me into a surgery.
Good Dr.but had bloodwork done hi test results wanted to know what to do but no call back or follow up at this time.
overall good experience
Dr Yip and staff is very caring ,and considerate.They explained my test results thoroughly.
She argued about everything I had to say and told me hyperparathyroidism does not cause high blood pressure or tingling in the hands and feet which I have and this is false. Even though my parathyroid scan shows i have two nodules on my glands she recommended no surgery.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
I believe Dr Yip was as a recommended doctor was one of the best decisions I have made in a while
I am well pleased with Dr. Yip and her office staff.
Doctor was very nice.
First saw Dr. Yip one year ago. Am 100% pleased with her competence p, compassion, clear expression and humility.
She is excellent.
excellent care provider
Dr. Yip is an excellent doctor. She is knowledgeable and personable. She discusses my medical issues thoroughly. I feel comfortable and confident in her care.
excellent care and bedside manner
dr Yip and her whole office were exemplary in handling and quelling the fears when hearing tests were positive and surgery was impending
A very good experience!
I felt much better after talking with the Doctor about my condition. She explained everything very carefully and told me what to expect with the surgery and after. Very good doctor.
I don't believe I could have had a better surgeon
I was extremely pleased with Dr. Yip. She explained everything clearly and listened to all my questions very patiently.
Dr Yip is exceptional
Excellent visit. Very efficient and comprehensive. I am very pleased with the medical review of my situation.
Dr Yip was running late, but she apologized & gave me all the time I needed to understand my results & follow up care
I like Dr. Yip and the other people in her office that I dealt with yesterday.
she is thorough and very caring. she listened to my questions and concerns and made me comfortable and at ease with the surgery I need
Dr Yip is an excellent Dr and very kind, she has always explained everything to me so that I understood what and why I was given all the tests and what medications I was on. My sister goes to Dr Yip and had major surgery done with complete removal of her thyroid and is doing great thanks to Dr Yip finding her cancer and acting on it so quickly!!
I am very pleased that I was referred to Dr Yip for further treatment. The entire staff was so helpful, informative and understanding. They made my appointment a pleasant experience. I now know what to expect when I have my procedure done.
First time meeting Dr. Yip. She explained all aspects of my upcoming surgery and answered all questions I had. I feel so fortunate to have her doing my surgery.
dr okolo and dr yip were concerned, good eye contact, good questioners, good explainers--very satisfied w/ the visit
very impressed with Dr Yip, she was very informative and very helpful
Everyone in Dr. Yip's office was very nice and friendly.
i felt like the follow up appointment was rushed. it was an appointment after surgery
very pleased with my follow up visit with Dr. Yip. I would highly recommend her. very nice and easy to talk to.
She gave a good thorough review of my situation and explained everything in details. She was very nice.
Dr. Yip and her PA were very knowledgeable about my condition and provided excellent explanations about the procedure. The radiologist was very thorough in examining and comparing my x-rays from the previous provider with the x-rays taken during my visit to the clinic.
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 is very competent, knowledgeable, and friendly and so is her staff.
Dr. Yip and her team are very professional, and clearly explain test result and next steps.
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.
extremely disappointing encounter. I have a historical relationship with this provider. Her demeanor, responses to treatment options were in direct conflict to prior options suggested to me by the head of the department. Very unsettling, I advised her I felt uncomfortable in the visit. I have been a patient at UPMC since 2006. clearly I am no longer welcome in this practice. I am unclear why this provider chose an antagonistic approach during this visit. I will seek another provider outside of the UPMC system
All experiences were good.
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.
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.
good experience, doctor was very helpful
consultation was very good
Everything went as planned. Dr. was very good at explaining all my concerns.
very good, professional 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.
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!
I needed an ultrasound, per Dr.Yip.I was able to get one within 15 minutes of my appt with Yip! Yay!
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.
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.
It was very good, I'm just very scared and meeting new DR's was adding to it.
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.
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 is caring, professional and thorough. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and feel fortunate to have her as my doctor.
nothing but good
Dr Yip gave me the best excellent care!
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.
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.
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.
DR YIP IS VERY CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROFESSIONAL. A WONDERFUL DOCTOR THAT I TRUST.
everyone in Dr. Yips office is very professional
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
Very favorable impression of the physician and team.
Experience was great she explained everything so i could understand
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.
absolutely wonderful surgeon....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Linwah Yip is an amazing and compassionate doctor.
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.
great doctor and staff
I loved dr yip and the young woman who was in the room with her both made me feel positive about the upcoming operation
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 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!
Dr Yip and her staff were knowledgeable, courteous, professional and exhibited excellent interpersonal skills.
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
nothing but positive to say about this practice and doctor I seen Linwah Yip is amazing in my eyes
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
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