Dr. John Lipham, MD


Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male

Dr. John Lipham, MD
Dr. John Lipham, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Lipham is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

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    Patient Comments (3)
    in Covina, CA |
    In 2013 I had surgery at Citrus Valley for an abdominal blockage & they almost kill me but I ended up at USC Keck in Dr Lipham hands & he stopped the bleeding, saved my life then he reconstructed my stomach & thank God & thanks to Dr. Lipham now I could eat & drink anything!!! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Lipham to family & friends or anyone in need... ??????
    in Carlsbad, CA |
    I have a rare condition that required surgery in 2012. I was in a lot of pain and was very nervous about trying to get my health back on track. When I saw Dr. Lipham, I knew I was in good hands. He is simply amazing! He is competent, caring, knowledgeable, and truly the best doctor I have ever seen. I now need surgery again, and Dr. Lipham is the only doctor I would ever allow to perform this surgery. I know I will be in the best of hands with the greatest chance for a positive outcome.
    in Orange, CA |
    1/15/16 I was diagnosed with advanced EGJ cancer; the gastro-doc who found it said "Go home and call hospice." Not me! I'm fighting. At a local facility I had chemo/rad geared toward surgery. I've had 2 clean f/u PET/endoscopies since. The surgeon there didn't think I should have surgery, but my oncologist and I disagreed. I believe God led me to Dr. Lipham (simply the best!). He will soon do my very complex surgery. He's very smart and caring. So are his staff. Much admired at Hoag!
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    Dr. Lipham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Complex General Surgical Oncology
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • All Lymphoma
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Blood Disorders
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • ENT Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Dilation
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Motility Disorders
    • Esophageal Stricture
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Foregut Disorders
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
    • Gastroparesis
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hernia
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Cancer
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Liver Cancer
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer, Familial
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Ventral Hernia


    • Medical School
      Medical College Of Wisconsin

      Graduated in 1995

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1996

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2000

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2001

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    • General Surgery
    • Oncology

    Procedures Performed

    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound
    • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Esophageal Stenting
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Esophageal pH Monitoring
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Esophagomyotomy
    • Esophagostomy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic