Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o
51 reviews

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  • 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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Dr. Lipson specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Lipson's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in West Sacramento, CA |
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 specifically requested him for my work comp case (ignoring the raised eyebrow of my primary dr & nurse case manager). He just shrugged & rudely said he didn't know what was wrong and got up and left! Wow.
Nevada City, CA |
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 I found him.
in Paradise, CA |
Dr. Lipson has seen me under Work Comp and he is treating me for both shoulders and my left thumb. He is kind, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. He explains everything and answers all my questions. He is sympathetic to my situation. He did surgery on my left thumb and it recovering very very well. I would recommend him as an excellent orthopedic surgeon. I only wish he could be my primary treating physician because I know I would receive the best treatment possible.
Stockton, CA |
Dr. Lipson was my second opinion, as i came from an incompetent Dr. who didn't have any answers, after still being in pain 6 months after a wrist fracture. Lipson was very patient, and took his time to explain every thing that was going on with my wrist. He recommended surgery on my wrist, and he did a fantastic job. He is very professional and is an expert in the field. I would totally recommend him to family and friends. Thanks Dr Lipson, you are the best!!!
in Sacramento CA |
Dr Lipson is the definition of arrogance. He is condescending, rude and has no sympathy for his patients.. A waste of your time and all he does is recommend surgery without doing any X-rays,MRI to see what is going on. Talks out of his bottom. Wouldn't recommend him to ANYONE. The ppl at that clinic is all garbage. He's all about the money.
in Rancho Cordova, CA |
He's a master at what he does.
in Sacramento, CA |
I am very statisfied with Dr. Lipson as a hand specialist. If you ask questions and communicate your anxiety regarding your condition, he will take the time to explain the process and diagnosis. I have never felt rushed in his office. He runs a little late with appointments because he and the other specialists in his office are highly respected in their field.
in Roseville, Ca |
There is NO other hand specialist in the world - someone that can empress me with knowledge and confidence is rare, if you have less than an excellent experience with Dr. Lipson, then maybe you might take a good hard look at yourself being at least part of the problem
Sacramento, CA |
he was awful, rushes, does not take his time, which obviously made him a bad listener, lacks everything it takes to be a good doctor, no people skills, who can trust a provider like him; I would never recommend him, quite the opposite
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    California Pacific Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Davis / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery