Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Scott Lipson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Hand Surgery Associates

2 Scripps Dr Ste 310

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lipson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 82% of peers
Arm Surgery
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Lipson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor
  • Wrist Fracture
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33  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lipson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Lipson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lipson to family and friends
55 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lipson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

The only reason I’m giving two stars is because the girls in the office are very nice and professional. As for the doctor he is a jerk He is rude, obnoxious and self absorbed.Before surgery everything is fine, but after surgery he treats you horrible and if you have problems it’s all in your head!...more
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Wow! After several months of trouble with my dominant arm and hand I finally feel relief. My first introduction left me feeling a little uncertain. Not because I didn’t think he knew what he was doing but because he seemed over confident. The follow up of my nerve study had me feeling absolutely...more
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Bad bedside manners. Very arrogant and Conceited. Calls never returned; justification always with a condescending attitude. Questions answered with brazen arrogance. Looks down on you when speaking to you. Warped superiority complex. A horrible overall experience. Always felt worse after...more
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Several years ago Dr Lipson performed wrist surgery which went well. He is clearly a talented surgeon. While I need my doctor to be good at his job, rather than my friend, & I appreciate his candor, I was stunned at how rude he was to me & the incredibly short time he took to listen to me. I...more
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I loved my experience with Dr. Lipson. He was very nice, understanding, communicative and did an excellent job with my tendonitis. After suffering constant pain for months, it all disappeared after his surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lipson! He is so kind and informative and flexible. I am very grateful...more
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