Treatment & Services
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
- Biliary Surgery
- Cancer Center
- Endoluminal Surgery
- Endoscopic Procedures
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Liver Resection
- Liver Surgery
- Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pancreas Resection
- Pancreatic Stone Removal
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Pancreaticobiliary Pathologic Diagnosis
- Robotic Surgery
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Ampullary Cancer
- Ampullary Carcinoma
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Bile Duct Tumors
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Duodenal Polyps
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gallbladder Disease
- 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
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
- Stomach Cancer
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical Education - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA
Undergraduate - Creighton University
Omaha, NE USA
- Surgery - General Surgery
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
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132 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020
Have all the confidence for a successful surgery with Dr. Walsh.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020
*Dr. Walsh visited me every day after surgery!
Reviewed on May 6, 2020
Dr Walsh is the best. Glad to have him on my side
Reviewed on May 6, 2020
Dr. Walsh is great!
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020
Dr Matt Walsh has been an excellent provider over the past eight years
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
Feel very confident with Dr. Walsh
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
I was as ususal impressed by the time and attention of the doctor and the staff in responding to any questions or concerns that I or my wife had about my situation.
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020
I appreciated Dr Walsh's calm professionalism
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020
Dr. Cramer (sp) did an amazing job of providing information regarding my issue. It was very evident he had reviewed my tests and medical condition extensively. Dr. Walsh provided excellent information to assist me in understanding my condition.
Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020
I have been privileged with all the doctors who schedule and provide test results, answers my many questions and is respectful of my concerns for my future. 50 months out of pancreatic surgery.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020
my only bad experience is doctor ordered additional tests and I'm still waiting for a call back on when it is to be scheduled. Doctor told me to wait in waiting room for them to schedule and after I waited over an hour I asked someone in scheduling and she promised me she'd talk to doctor and get it scheduled and would call me in a couple of days. still waiting for a call.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020
Dr Walsh is my life line. He always so caring but straight forward about my care. Answers all my questions and I never feel rushed. So very lucky to have him!!
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020
This is my second visit with Dr Walsh, I am impressed with his patience in answering questions and his general attitude, contrary to what some patients reviews.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
All my experience has been wonderfully positive. I am very fortunate to be a patient of such a skillful physician.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019
The doctor was very condescending and I felt like he didn't care
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019
He did not spend much time with me because his office did not get my records. I had told them they had to request them from my other doctor. He was not very friendly .
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019
Dr.Walsh was excellent and staff in the room doing test.the nurse were great when getting my test done.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
excellent experience with this provider
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.
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