Faculty, UW–Madison
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery

Rebecca Sippel, MD, FACS

  • General Surgery
Rebecca Sippel, MD, FACS


Rebecca Sippel, MD, is a UW Health surgeon. She’s also a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Sippel treats people with disorders involving their hormones and the endocrine glands that make those hormones. She performs surgery on the thyroid (small gland at the base of the neck), parathyroid (pea-sized glands behind the thyroid) and adrenal glands (on top of the kidneys).

Dr. Sippel has a special interest in treating people who need a second parathyroid surgery to correct a procedure performed elsewhere. She also manages thyroid cancer and works to help her patients live high-quality lives.

When meeting with patients, Dr. Sippel listens closely as they describe their symptoms. She considers their test results and makes a diagnosis. Then, she educates her patients about their endocrine conditions. She answers questions and outlines treatment options, either surgical or nonsurgical, so they can make the best decisions about their care.

To help ensure successful outcomes for her patients, Dr. Sippel also conducts research involving endocrine surgery.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Sippel enjoys spending time with her family.

It’s so rewarding to see patients after surgery and find out how much better they feel.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Endocrine Surgery, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

Areas of expertise

  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenocortical Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine cancer
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Substernal Goiter
  • Thymectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroiditis