Dr. Linwah Yip, MD

Endocrine SurgeryFemaleAge 48

Dr. Yip
Accepting new patients

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Endocrine Surgery

3471 5th Ave Ste 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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(412) 647-0467

Dr. Linwah Yip, MD is a Endocrine Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Upmc East. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yip to book an appointment.


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Dr. Yip's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thyroid Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yip treats Thyroid Cancer more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Yip treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
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Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yip treats Cancer more than 61% of her peers

Dr. Yip treats this condition more than 61% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Dr. Yip's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases

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Dr. Yip accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan

Dr. Yip's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yip

4.8

Based on 23 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (22)
  • Staff friendliness (22)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (21)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Yip removed half of my husband's thyroid due to a cancerous nodule. She was amazing. Never rushed us, answered every question we had, and was very caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Yip is amazing. She is well spoken, compassionate and has a fantastic bedside manner. She completed my thyroidectomy and I couldn’t have been in better hands. Her office staff is pleasant, kind and extremely helpful. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Meg – Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Yip was rude and argued about everything I had to say and told me things I knew was not true about parathyroidism. She maybe good at other conditions but I would not trust her with a parathyroidectomy.
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Sep 22, 2019
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Dr.Yip and her entire staff make you feel safe and at ease from your first meeting. Simply the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dianna Baker in Mount Union, Pa – Apr 04, 2018
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Dr. Yip and her entire staff are amazing. I struggled with deciding whether or not to have my thyroid removed, but as soon as I met Dr. Yip I knew. She was professional, personable and took her time to explain the process, recovery and answered all of my questions. I had a question on my pre-op blood work and she called me personally on a Saturday to review the results with me!
What went well
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What could be improved
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Ellen in Clarksburg – Dec 20, 2017
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Dr Yip did a surgery for my daughter at UPMC in June of this year. From the moment she started talking to us we felt at ease. She spoke professionally yet made everything so clear to us and alleviated our anxiousness. She is a very caring doctor and her experience meant my daughter was in excellent hands. Even after the surgery she came out to reassure us and explained all that she did. We felt That human touch added to her professionalism and we appreciated her even more
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Diana N in Amman, AM – Oct 30, 2016
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Best endocrine surgeon in Pittsburgh. Very kind and knowledgeable. I knew exactly what to expect, and the surgery went as expected. Her staff is helpful and courteous.
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KS in Gibsonia, PA – Jun 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Linwah Yip, MD is a Endocrine Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Punxsutawney Area Hospital and...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

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What are Dr. Linwah Yip, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yip frequently treats Thyroid Cancer, Cancer, and Adrenal Gland Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yip treats.

Where is Dr. Linwah Yip, MD's office located?

Dr. Yip's office is located at 3471 5th Ave Ste 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Endocrine Surgery

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Punxsutawney, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Upmc East

Monroeville, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC Montefiore

Pittsburgh, PA

Upmc Northwest

Seneca, PA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average