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Tze Ip, MD

Procedures & Conditions Treated:


  • Anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Arthritis
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Closed Reduction
  • Closed Reduction Finger
  • Coricosteroids / Cortisone shots
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Custom EXOS© Brace
  • Custom Splinting
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dislocated Finger
  • Dislocated Wrist
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Surgery
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture ORIF
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Fasciectomy
  • Dupuytren's Contractures
  • Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Elbow Arthritis Treatment
  • Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fusion Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction Surgery
  • Elbow Tendonitis Surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fiberglass Casting
  • Finger Abscess Drainage"
  • Fractured Wrist
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Surgery
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction Surgery
  • Jammed Finger
  • Mallet Finger
  • Metacarpal Fracture
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Olecranon Bursa Aspiration
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sling
  • Splint
  • Sprained Finger
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Taping
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Decompression Surgery
  • Wrist & Finger Tendon Transplant
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion Surgery
  • Wrist Reconstruction Surgery
  • Wrist Replacement Surgery
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Wrist Tendonitis Surgery
  • X-Ray & MRI


  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Sports Injuries
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Fractured Elbow
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprained Elbow
  • Still Elbow
  • Strained Elbow
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondyltitis
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Ulnar Neuropathy


A native of Orange County, Dr. Ip grew up in Irvine. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Ip graduated at the top of his class and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He subsequently returned to California for his orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center. It was at UCLA that Dr. Ip developed his interest in hand surgery. He went on to complete a Hand and Microvascular fellowship in New York City at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Ip returned to Orange County and joined Newport Orthopedic Institute in 2003. He enjoys the opportunity to serve the community that he grew up in.

Dr. Ip is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Ip is a well-recognized expert on the treatment of complex wrist and hand fractures and injuries. He travels throughout the country by invitation to instruct orthopedic surgeons and residents on the latest surgical techniques for hand and wrist fractures.

Dr. Ip says, “What attracted me to medicine was the opportunity to use the intellect of the mind and the dexterity of the human hand to transform sick patients into healthy, productive, and active individuals. Our hands are incredible parts of the body, and they are intricately involved in every aspect of our daily lives. As a hand surgeon, I am gratified that I can help patients with their hand problems so they can regain full and active lives.”

In his leisure time, Dr. Ip enjoys surfing, basketball, and cycling.

  • Medical School
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (Medical Doctor)
  • Internship
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine (General Surgery)
  • Residency
  • University of California Los Angeles (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (Hand Fellowship)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Bowen – Vogt Scholarship, Top 12 Graduates of the Medical School Class (1997)
  • Medical Alumni Association Scholarship, Outstanding Scholarship and Community Service (1996)
  • McGraw Hill Award, Top Student of The Medical School Class MSI and MSII (1996)
  • University of California Los Angeles, Cum Laude and Biology Departmental Honors (1993)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Alpha Omega Alpha (1997)
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Irvine Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics