Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

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Top Care Areas

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Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Liptay "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 that and handle the patients with a great deal of empathy and care. And what we're able to demonstrate to them is that they found in us a partner in fighting this. Lung cancer was really thought to - and still does in some cases - carry a very grave prognosis. That said, if it's caught early enough - which we're doing much more these days - operating - often with minimally invasive techniques - allows the patients to begin with a very frightening diagnosis and come out at the other end cured."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thymomas

25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Liptay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Liptay, MD
He saved me from lung cancer.
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Lewis Woodall in Glendale Heights – Jul 26, 2018
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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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Liptay Survivor in Chicago, IL – Jun 28, 2018
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He dismissed granulomas in my lungs and failed to diagnose Histoplasmosis .
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Va in Chicago, IL – Sep 19, 2016
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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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Erin in Lincolnshire , IL – Jan 30, 2016
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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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Buckwheat in Chicago – Dec 19, 2015
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