Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6664
Desk:
216.445.7576
Fax:
216.445.7653
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Endoluminal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Stone Removal
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticobiliary Pathologic Diagnosis
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • GI Bleeding
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 35 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1992

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgical Endoscopy
Boston, MA USA
1990

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA
1990

Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Internship
Maywood, IL USA
1986

Medical Education - Medical College of Wisconsin
MD
Milwaukee, WI USA
1985

Undergraduate - Creighton University
Biology
Omaha, NE USA
1981

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Biliary and pancreatic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopy, surgical endoscopy, surgical oncology, robotic surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s List - 1978-1981
  • Creighton University, Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award 1980
  • Summa Cum Laude - 1981
  • John F. Keeley Surgical Scholarship - 1989
    • National Cancer Institute, Washington DC
    • University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Research Project: “Immunotherapeutic Approaches, For Colon Cancer: The Use of Recombinant Antigen, Presentation and Immunoconjugates”
    • 1997 Faculty Teaching Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine - 1997
    • Teacher of the Year , Cleveland Clinic Housestaff- 2000,
    • The Distinguished Educator Award, The Ohio State University - 2001
    • Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery - 1999, 2002
    • Harvard-Macy Institute Program for Physician Educators - 2002
    • Teacher of the Year - 2003, 2004,
    • Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Housestaff - 2006, 2008
    • Examiner, American Board of Surgery - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    • Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine - 2008,
    • Rich Family Distinguished Chair of Digestive Diseases- 2009
    • Service Excellence Award, health Network Foundation - 2010
    • The Rich Family Distinguished Chair in Digestive Diseases 2009
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/5/2019, Dr. Walsh has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

154 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Walsh was caring and compassionate, as was the accompanying staff. Greatly appreciated the care and attention I received.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I felt that the doctor was a little arrogant, but I also know that he's one of the best at what he does, so maybe arrogance is accepted.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Walsh is a wonderful person, always supportive.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

I felt very confident with Dr Walsh and his team. Respectful and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

*Dr. R. Matthew Walsh is an EXCELLENT surgeon who also follows up with patients.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Matthew Walsh is an excellent physician and has a dry sense of wit that is appreciated. I always look forward to seeing him and know whatever I encounter, he has the capacity and experience to remedy it.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Walsh appears to highly qualified to treat patients with pancreatic cancer, but not with benign tumors. The areas the require improvement includes the number of medical providers (i.e. assistants, other doctors that he works directly with) patients encounter prior to meeting with Dr. Walsh, his ability to explain patient's concern in great detail. During my visit, it appeared to be rushed after waiting for almost an hour to see him. I have a rare condition that may not be cancerous but is diagnosed as a tumor. He didn't seem interested in explaining the treatment options in great detail.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Very good experience. Staff, from the receptionist to Dr. Walsh, were all very respectful and courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Walsh explains everything very well, and puts me at ease

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Physician gave exceptional care.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Walsh FACS is a very accomplished Surgeon who really cares about the care and treatment I have received. I would recommend him to anyone who needed surgery that he performs.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I would recommend Dr Walsh or Dr Simon to anyone who required a surgery they perform. Even over Mayo Clinic or University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

every time we have been there has been a very good experience. Very satisfied with Dr. Walsh

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Walsh is amazing! His skill and experience is top notch!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Walsh.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I am at ease with Dr. Walsh. He has a very gentlemanly courtesy that I appreciate. I believe I would not be on this earth had it not been for his surgical talent. How could I not admire him?

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Walsh listened to and addressed my concerns. He included my husband in the conversation about my health options. He had reviewed my records and was prepared to share and explain treatment options. He has a way of making one feel at ease even when dealing with a stressful and complicated health situation. His confidence and expertise give me confidence that I haven't experienced at other institutions. I am grateful for Cleveland Clinic and the care I am receiving.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Due to the type of patients Dr. Walsh sees I do not mind the wait time. I do feel once you are in the exam room the medical student or nurse assistant should check in every 30 minutes so you know there is an additional wait time required.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Very experienced and knowledgeable doctor and surgeon. Dr. Walsh is outstanding in every way. I feel blessed to have had him as my surgeon. would recommend him to anyone.

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