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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 - General 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/21/2020, 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

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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
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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