John C. Lipham, MD

General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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350 Old Newport Blvd. , Newport Beach, CA 92663

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English
About John C. Lipham, MD
John C. Lipham, M.D., professor of Surgery, focuses on benign and malignant diseases of the foregut. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of GERD, esophageal motility disorders, malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach as well as complex general surgery issues. His current research interests include developing less invasive methods of diagnosing and treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Lipham earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He subsequently completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at USC. During his training at USC, Dr. Lipham had the opportunity to gain further experience in general and foregut surgery by accepting a six month position as a Senior Surgical Registrar in England. He then went on to complete a six month esophageal surgery fellowship at USC under the direction of Dr. Tom DeMeester. He joined the faculty of USC in 2001.


  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
Areas of Focus
Esophageal cancer; GERD; LINX device; Esophageal disorders; Achalasia; Esophageal diverticulum; Gastric cancer; Gastroparesis
Academic Title
Chief, Division of Upper GI and General Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Pacificare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • GEHA
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Brand New Day
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • MultiPlan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Marian Health Services
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Watchtower
  • Aetna
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • First Health
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • United Healthcare
  • NEXT
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Blue Shield of California
  • USC Network

Ratings and Reviews

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  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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