Dr. Michael J. Liptay, MD

Dr. Michael J. Liptay, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 52 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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in Lincolnshire , IL |
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!
in Chicago |
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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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

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
  • Thymomas

Procedures Performed

  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington University, St Louis

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University, St Louis

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham & Womans Hosp-Harvard U

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern

    Graduated in 1986

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Liptay's 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 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.