Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 55

  
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Dr. Michael Liptay, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.


Locations

University Thoracic Surgeons

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(312) 767-4365
University Thoracic Surgeons9669 Kenton Ave Ste 604 Skokie, IL 60076
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University Thoracic Surgeons

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(312) 767-4365
University Thoracic Surgeons430 Warrenville Rd Lisle, IL 60532
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University Thoracic Surgeons1725 W Harrison St Ste 774 Chicago, IL 60612
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Dr. Liptay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liptay

4.1

Based on 19 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Liptay, MD
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He saved my life. That’s all I have to say.
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Alexander Etman – Nov 26, 2019
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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 nodes for biopsy. Gold Standard? RESECT nodes for biopsy. He left my node tissue in a state of necrosis. He has clinical habit of repeatedly looking at wrist-watch illustrating: Rush means rush at Rush.
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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 surgery to check his own lung stump closure (primary MD insisted because of possible leak), constantly rudely, always looking at his watch, transparently phony bedside manner. Any number of better docs.
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Buckwheat in Chicago – Dec 19, 2015
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Dr. Liptay accepts the following insurance:

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
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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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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Practice Areas

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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 their peers

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

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liptay performs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Liptay performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Liptay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liptay treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Liptay treats this condition 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
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

Dr. Liptay's conditions and procedures:

  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • 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

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
Brigham & Womans Hosp-Harvard U
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Skokie Hospital

Skokie, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)