Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Adrenal Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Bile Duct Stone Removal
- Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
- Biliary Surgery
- Colon Surgery
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
- 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 Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
- Liver Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Pancreas Resection
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Pain
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Colon Diseases
- Colorectal Cancer
- Duodenal Polyps
- Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gallbladder Disease
- GI Bleeding
- Hepatobiliary Disease
- Hiatal Hernia
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Pancreatic Disease
- Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
- Stomach Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Fellowship - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Allegheny University Hospitals-Hahnemann
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical Education - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
Research & Publications
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As of 10/28/2018, 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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155 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 21, 2019
Dr. Cha is wonderful and caring and really makes you feel well cared for with his expertise.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
He seemed to show concern for my pain level...was very courteous and respectful..explanations for my conditions were very thorough..explanations for care were made and I totally agreed with him..I would recommend Dr. Cha to everyone that needed care he provides.
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019
I am still awaiting a response from Dr. Cha from last week regarding my case. He said I would hear from him oe someone from the office. This lack of care about my health from your organization as a whole has been a constant disappointment.
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019
very good service, everyone was very pleasant, Dr Cho was very nice, and explain everything to me.
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
Dr. Cha was very professional and provided a thorough exam in an un-rushed manner. His knowledge is impressive and I left confident in his abilities.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Walter Cha is an outstanding surgeon, and might I add, he is very personable!
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Cha is professional, personable, and was easy to talk to.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018
Dr. Cha and his staff are absolutely amazing! Very caring, very helpful, I am so very grateful that Dr. Cha was able to do my surgery as hoped, with an excellent outcome. Everyone made me feel comfortable, and very well taken care of. All of my questions were answered, care in & out of the hospital has been excellent. I would, and have, absolutely recommend them to anyone. Many thanks to Dr. Cha and staff!
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018
There are not enough words to express how much I, and my family, appreciate Dr. Cha !! His knowledge, his interest in your wellbeing, etc.... He's just amazing.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
excellent scheduling service by Dr Cha's team via the MyChart app.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018
I arrived early and they took me in almost immediately. The doctor came in with no wait time!
Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018
Dr. Cha has a great mannerism that make me comfortable. He makes the operation I'm scheduled to have, seem pleasant and uncomplicated.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018
very good have already recommended doctor cha to a friend of mine for the same surgery I had
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