Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Dr. Michael Liptay, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 56

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(312) 620-1297

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Dr. Michael Liptay, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Liptay has more experience with Thoracic Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Liptay to book an appointment.


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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
  • Office environment (15)
  • Staff friendliness (15)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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He saved my life. That’s all I have to say.
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No results
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No results
1 person found this helpful
Alexander Etman – Nov 26, 2019
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He saved me from lung cancer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Liptay

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Liptay treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Liptay treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 738-3732.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

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.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Liptay is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
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Dr. Liptay's conditions and procedures:

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Megacolon
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Liptay accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO

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....Read more


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Brigham & Womans Hosp-Harvard U
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Michael Liptay, MD?

Call (312) 620-1297 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (312) 738-3732 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Michael Liptay, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Liptay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Liptay frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Liptay specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Liptay, MD's office located?

Dr. Liptay's office is located at 1725 W Harrison St Ste 774, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Michael Liptay, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Liptay has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Liptay is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)