Dr. Michael Walsh, MD

Dr. Michael Walsh, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
44 y/o
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Dr. Michael Walsh, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Northwestern Medical Group

1000 N Westmoreland Rd

Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Walsh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stereotactic Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walsh performs Stereotactic Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Walsh performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Stereotactic Radiosurgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walsh performs Stereotactic Radiosurgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Walsh performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Leksell Gamma Knife® 4C Radiosurgery
  • Novalis® Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walsh performs Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Walsh performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Walsh's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Paracentesis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University of Utah
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Vermont Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Ohio State University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2009
2008
2003
2001

Awards

Dr. Walsh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walsh

2.3

Based on 4 reviews

5 Stars
25%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
25%
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1 Star
50%
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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Walsh's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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The ER sent me to him because of pain in my spine. I didn't even see him. He just sent his PA in to see me and she was extremely short and rude. She ordered an MRI for me and told me they would call if nothing showed so I didn't have to waste anyones time by going back.
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I went to see him yesterday and waited over an hour and a half and he never had the nerve to even see me. I left after his asst came in after I waited 2 hours and 25 min after my appt time. I would never go back. Then she had the nerve to say I was the 1st appt after lunch. REALLY??? you came...Read More
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Dr Walsh removed a brain tumor from my wife in 2014. Dr Walsh went out of his way as a surgeon in my opinion to make my wife and I feel very comfortable with the method of treatment. Before During and after surgery Dr Walsh and his team made themselves available any time we needed them and quickly....Read More
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Aetna
Advantage
Aetna Better Health
Aetna HMO
Aetna Student Health
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Elect Choice
Health Network Option
Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Managed Choice POS
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access HMO
Open Access Managed Choice
Open Choice PPO
Peformance Network
Premier Care Network Plus
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Savings Plus
Select
Traditional Choice
Voluntary Group Medical Plan
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
GWH Open Access Plus POS
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access POS
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
CoventryOne HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
Community Health Connect
Community Health Connect Elite
Community Health Connect Premier
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
HFN-10
HFN-20
HFN-Platinum
Workers Compensation
Humana
Choice
Choice Care Network PPO
HMO Premier HMO
Humana EPO
Humana PPO
National POS
National POS – Open Access POS
National Preferred Open Access
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Meridian Health Plan
MultiPlan
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
Prime
TRICARE Reserve Select
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Choice
Choice Plus
Medicare Advantage
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
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