Dr. Matthew Lin, MD

General SurgeryMale

Dr. Lin

Ucsf Genomic Medicine Laboratory

513 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143

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(415) 476-8226

Dr. Matthew Lin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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Dr. Lin is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus San Francisco, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Incisional Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin performs Abdominoplasty more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Dr. Lin's Reviews

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5.0

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    Dr. Lin is the best doctor I have ever seen. I had a hernia surgery with him after my first surgery recurred. I ended up having chronic pain and went to UCSF as a final cry for help. The first thing Dr. Lin said to me wasn't "I'm sorry you're in pain." Dr. Lin was the fourth doctor I had seen but the first to say that to me. He performed my second surgery and was able to remove some things from the first surgery while he repaired the hernias. his team is also the best!
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    Biography

    Dr. Matthew Lin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Education

    2005
    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Matthew Lin, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Matthew Lin, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Lin frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Abdominoplasty, and Umbilical Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lin treats.

    Where is Dr. Matthew Lin, MD's office located?

    Dr. Lin's office is located at 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Matthew Lin, MD offer telehealth services?

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    Ucsf Genomic Medicine Laboratory513 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143
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    Dr. Lin is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

    San Francisco, CA

    82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

    15 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)