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

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center


Additional Locations

General Surgery

Hillcrest Hospital

6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights , OH 44124


General Surgery

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid , OH 44119


General Surgery

Mentor Hospital

8300 Norton Parkway
Mentor, OH 44060

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 +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Medical Education - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC


  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Walter Cha, 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 7/13/2024, Dr. Cha has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

186 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Cha and staff were excellent

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Cha is personable and friendly when I have video calls with him

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Very impressed with Dr Cha seems very knowledgeable and concerned

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Cha and his team was very nice and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Went to discuss my gallbladder, mentioned trouble with an existing hernia and Dr. Cha arranged for scans and follow up consultation.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

It was a great experience and I would recommend Dr. Cha very highly.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Very professional, explained his medical firings and listened and addressed my concerns. Ordered further testing to help determine cause of my symptoms.

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.

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