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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

See publications for R. Matthew Walsh, MD.

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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 1/6/2022, 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

133 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
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I love Cleveland Clinic and Dr Walsh is a wonderful Doctor/surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Walsh was very professional and made sure that I understood everything that he was explaining.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I have submitted my distaste for Dr. Walsh and his poor bedside manner {he doesn't have any}, nothing to add.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Staff was professional and personable .helped me find the doctor I needed for my condition and got me a timely appointment

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Doctors associate was very nice and it was evident he had read all my health history.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Julie ALWAYS gets back to me that same day. It has been this way since my first phone call to engage Dr Walsh's services

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I recommend Dr Walsh for his surgical expertise all the timeAnd the Clinic for its ease in getting Things done in a timely matter

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Walsh's nurse, Julie, assisted me personally to schedule appointments with Dr. Walsh and coordinated with Dr. Estfan and appointment for scan. She has been very attentive, helpful, kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

DR. WALSH ALWAYS HAS A WAY OF MAKING ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MY ISSUE. I LEAVE FEELING SO MUCH BETTER.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Walsh's team are wonderful and I can't say enough good things about them.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

I have been dealing with Dr. Walsh for a recurring problem for 15 years and always have found him to be the kind of doctor I like best. He is always well prepared for my visit even tough I don't see him but about once a year, greets me warmly, quickly gets to the point and is frank in his assessment and has a plan as we move forward. I have absolute confidence in his judgement.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

I have a lot of respect for the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Walsh and his staff and thank them for helping me get an appointment when this COVID is still going on. I felt the MRI was done by a very skilled technician also.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Walsh is the best doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Walsh made me feel more at ease about my condition. He was more than knowledgeable and professional. I was thankful for his expertise and experience and that I had the opportunity to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I called and they had the next available day available but ended up not being able to drive from TN until the following week. They got me in the next week and I felt like I was their number one priority. Dr. Walsh was super professional and explained everything to me in a way my parents and I could understand.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

outstanding Doctors and outstanding staff!! all were very helpful and went up and beyond what was expected!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

*Dr. Walsh and his team are excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

*Dr. Walsh listened to my concerns and offered suggestions. I felt confident with his care and treatment plan.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr R Matthew Walsh and his staff have always treated me very well. He shows his concern for my medical situation.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Walsh, Julie and the whole staff are friendly, helpful and so good at listening!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Walsh is exceptional trusted him with my life and still do!!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Walsh is a very caring doctor as well as a great person to work with. I cannot say enough good things about the way he has been during the time I have been working with him. He is right on top of everything. I could not say thanks enough for the time he has been taking care of my case.

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