Matthew Y.C. Lin

MD

Gastrointestinal surgeon
Surgery educator and outdoor explorer

About me

Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin is a gastrointestinal surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper digestive tract. He treats conditions of the bile ducts, esophagus, gallbladder, intestines and stomach. Lin is a member of the UCSF Surgical Hospitalist Program, dedicated to providing prompt surgical consultations for patients being seen on an emergency basis.

Lin earned his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, followed by a general surgery residency at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center. At UCSF, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, funded by the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships.

Lin has been involved in important research in his field, including a study conducted by UCSF bariatric and transplant surgeons indicating that sleeve gastrectomy (removal of more than half of the stomach) may be performed safely in carefully selected morbidly obese patients with impending organ failure and also indicating that these patients' significant weight loss may make them more suitable candidates for organ transplantation. In 2012, Lin presented the results of this study – the largest of its kind to date – to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Lin has published numerous peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

  • Education

    UCLA, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCLA, General Surgery, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages

    Mandarin

It is a true privilege to be part of a team composed of dedicated professionals taking care of patients.

Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews

4.8

Overall Experience
114 Reviews
Would recommend absolutely!!!UCSF is very lucky to have Dr. Lin!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
113 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
112 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
109 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
114 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
113 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
114 Reviews

Selected research

Decorative Caduceus

Endoscopic Surgery for Bariatric Revision After Weight Loss Failure

We will track patient's weight after their endoscopic bariatric surgery.

Recruiting

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