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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Primary Location

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

Appointment:
440.449.1101
Desk:
440.449.1101
Fax:
440.449.7715

Additional Locations

General Surgery

Hillcrest Hospital

6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Directions

Appointment:
440.449.1101
Desk:
440.449.1101
Fax:
440.449.7715

General Surgery

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
Directions

Appointment:
440.449.1101
Desk:
440.449.1101
Fax:
440.449.7715

General Surgery

Mentor Hospital

8300 Norton Parkway
Mentor, OH 44060
Directions

Appointment:
440.578.3100
Desk:
440.578.3110
Fax:
440.578.3035
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery with Focus on Reflux Disease
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Weight Loss Medications/Drugs
View all 41 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Enterocele
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Obesity and Chronic Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 39 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
2002

Fellowship - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1999

Residency - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1998

Medical Education - Hahnemann University Medical College
M.D.
Philadelphia, PA USA
1996

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
1992

Certifications

  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Walter Cha, MD.

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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 10/10/2023, Dr. Cha 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

196 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Cha listened to me and got me surgery quickly! He is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Cha. He saved my life a year ago, and I actually look forward to my appointments with him. He Is courteous, concerned, highly skilled and listens very, very well!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Great experience with the Dr. And his team

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Cha is easy to understand and explains things clear.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Walter Cha was warm, welcoming, and professional for a consultation about an umbilical hernia. He examined me thoroughly, discussed the proposed surgical procedure, and discussed the expected recovery time. He offered the option of initial observation, and encouraged me to make the decision that best suited my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Cha was very professional yet very friendly. He was able to answer all my questions. During the procedure, he explained every step and always made sure I was comfortable the entire time. Great Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Overall great experience during the visit with Dr. Cha and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Cha was recommended to me and I will further recommend him and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Appreciated that Dr. Cha listened to my questions and answered my concerns. He took his time and made me feel as though my care mattered to him.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Excellent care everyone Dr and nurses were caring and really concerned about us.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Cha and his team consistently provide thoughtful, compassionate, competent gentle care. All medical providers should view their level of expertise as a benchmark!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Cha and staff were amazing

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Cha was very interested in what my problem was. Was very clear about the findings.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

I would recommend him to anyone awesome doctor definitely.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Cha and his staff have earned my utmost respect and appreciation for the way in which they conduct business and treat their patients.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Cha is very respectful

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr.Cha is a patient and understanding doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Doctor explained the condition and options very well!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Cha explained everything, checked my CT, and answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Cha listen and seem to care about my concerns but after reading his notes from my appointment. He didn't mentioned how I stated about the pain when laying down and pain most of the day

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Absolutely love Dr Cha he is an amazing surgeon!

Reviewed on May 5, 2023

*Dr. Cha, *Dr. Harvey were excellent! Best team!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Cha is always kind and compassionate when I see him

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I definitely would recommend Dr Cha to anybody.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr Cha was very nice

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Love the Dr he gained all my trust

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

An excellent bedside manners made me feel comfortable about all my concerns. Would definitely recommend Dr. Jay to any friend or relative

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

All of my doctors are from the Cleveland clinic had the upmost respect and comfort being a patient at Cleveland clinic. Dr. Cha met all my expectations

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Care provider was very engaging and helpful in explaining everything.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2023

*Dr. Cha was excellent!

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