Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o
(18)

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Dr. Michael Liptay, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery and surgery.

University Thoracic Surgeons

1725 W Harrison St Ste 774

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • National Elevator
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liptay performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liptay performs Lung Surgery more than 100% of his peers

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

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liptay treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Liptay's conditions and procedures:

Benign Tumor
Cancer
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Secondary Hypertension
Segmentectomy, Open
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

When a patient shows up in our thoracic surgery office at University Thoracic Surgeons, they're often facing the most difficult health issue of their life. I think the thing that we're blessed with is a team of committed individuals that recognize th...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1997
    Brigham & Womans Hosp-Harvard U
    Fellowship Hospital
    1997
  • 1994
    Washington University, St Louis
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1989
    Washington University, St Louis
    Internship Hospital
    1989
  • 1988
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    1988
  • 1986
    Northwestern
    Undergraduate School
    1986

Awards

Dr. Liptay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liptay

4.1

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(13)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(4)

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Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Liptay's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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He saved me from lung cancer.
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Menance to life No empathy Interested in $$$$ only Poor listener Works too fast Opinion of cardiac specialist: “...your thoracic anatomy is a twisted, mangled post-surgical cluster.” Time spent? 45 minutes. International standard for full pneumonectomy? 1-2 hours. Addtionally, he BISECTED 9 lymph...Read More
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He dismissed granulomas in my lungs and failed to diagnose Histoplasmosis .
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Dr Liptay's demeanor was exactly what I needed when potentially facing a serious illness. He was calm, informative, direct, and personable. He treated me like gold whether it was an office visit or in the hospital after lung surgery. Top notch!
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SLOPPY BECAUSE HE WORKS TOO FAST. Vocal chord damage, placement of chest tube during thoracic surgery (second MD who removed tube openly called it sadistic, painful placement), sent home with inadequate pain management regime over holiday weekend, had to go back into chest three weeks after the...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
National Elevator
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Skokie, IL

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