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MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
Northwestern University - Feinberg Chicago, IL University Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
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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.
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Total Comments: 167
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.
I believe Dr Yip was as a recommended doctor was one of the best decisions I have made in a while
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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.
I don't believe I could have had a better surgeon
Dr Yip is exceptional
I was extremely pleased with Dr. Yip. She explained everything clearly and listened to all my questions very patiently.
dr Yip and her whole office were exemplary in handling and quelling the fears when hearing tests were positive and surgery was impending
excellent care and bedside manner
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.
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
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
I like Dr. Yip and the other people in her office that I dealt with yesterday.
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!!
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.
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.
very impressed with Dr Yip, she was very informative and very helpful
dr okolo and dr yip were concerned, good eye contact, good questioners, good explainers--very satisfied w/ the visit
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.
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.
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,
Dr Yip was one of the most caring doctors I have ever seen. She was wonderful
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
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.
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.
All experiences were good.
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
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
very good, professional care
Everything went as planned. Dr. was very good at explaining all my concerns.
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.
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.
I needed an ultrasound, per Dr.Yip.I was able to get one within 15 minutes of my appt with Yip! Yay!
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.
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.
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.
My visit was a follow-up for my thyroid surgery and everything was covered.
Dr. Yip and her team are very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.
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!
I had a very good experience from reception throughout my whole office visit including the ultrasound technician.
Dr Yip is the best surgeon I've ever met
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!
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'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.
customer service was exceptional.
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.
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
Entire time that was spent was satisfactory. Nothing negative.
Dr. Yip has a great bedside manner.
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
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!
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.
dr yip's staff was very courteous friendly helpful polite. answered my questions made me feel comfortable
Dr. Yip, The PA, The Nurse were all professional and attentive. Could not ask for better care!
made me less anxious about my upcoming operation. never made me feel rushed.
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!!
they all were very nice and they explain everything about my up come surgery
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.
Dr Yip is an amazing doctor. thorough and kind
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.
Everyone connected with this office was very efficient, pleasant & professional.
Dr. Yip was wonderful, would definitely recommend her!
staff went out of their way to accommodate my schedule
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
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.
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