Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Abdominal Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
- Anorectal Fistula Treatment
- Anorectal Surgery
- Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
- Colon Surgery
- Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
- Colorectal Surgery
- Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
- Ileoanal Pouch
- Integrative Medicine
- Intestinal Stomas
- J Pouch
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Rectal Surgery
- Rectal-Sparing Operations For Carcinoma Of The Rectum
- Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
- Re-Do Rectal Surgery
- Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
- Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
- Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
- Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
- Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
- Second Opinion
- Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Stoma Surgery
- Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
- Surgery For Crohn's Disease
- Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
- Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
- Total Abdominal Colectomy
- Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Fistula
- Anorectal Disease
- Carcinoma of the Colon
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Enterocutaneious Fistula
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Genital Warts
- Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Rectal Abscess
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA USA
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cancer of the colon, rectum and anus, Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Sphincter preservation surgery, Trans-anal minimally invasive surgery, J pouch creation, Ostomy reversal, Benign anorectal diseases
Awards & Honors
- 2016 Association for Surgical Education, Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teacher Award
- 2015 Inducted into Academy of Clerkship Directors
- 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha
- 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America List
- 2014 Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2013 Surgical Education Research Foundation Fellowship
- 2013, 2014, 2015 Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
- 2012 Faculty Teaching Award for Department of Surgery – Case Western Surgery Residency
- 2010 Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Colorectal Surgery
- 2009 Debra J. Graham Teaching Award
- 2009 Administrative Chief General Surgery Resident
- 2008 Michael W.L Guarderer Award for best resident in Pediatric Surgery
- 2007, 2008 Junior Resident Teaching Award Case Western Surgery Residency
- 2004 Donald R. Cooper, MD Award for Excellence in Surgery - Drexel University, College of Medicine
Research & Publications
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79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018
I had a very good experience at this hospital. Dr. Lipman and his staff are very accommodating courteous and kind. I feel like they are knowledgeable and skillful.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018
I had a video call with Dr Lipman. I'm going to have abdominal surgery very soon, and he's kept in touch with me, and answers all emails.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
Dr. Lipman is a very compassionate, patient and caring man who happens to be also a excellent surgeon that I am so grateful he was mine. Also my stay in the hospital was the same way everyone that I came in contact with was wonderful, caring and very professional I cannot say enough on how great I was treated and cared for by all. Also I called around two thirty and was offered a same day appointment that I so gratefully took. Thank you again to all that I came in contact with at the Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018
*Dr. Lipman is wonderful, compassionate, caring.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2017
I had surgery at Cleveland Clinic with provider Nov. 28, 2016. He was excellent. Gave him 5 stars.
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017
A thorough team.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017
Dr. Lipman and his staff helped me through major surgery and I am very thankful for him and his staff. I would recommend him to any/everyone. They showed complete concern for my welfare.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017
Dr. Lipman has the best bed side manner I have ever seen. I would not of done this without him.
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