Dr. Michael Walsh, MD

Dr. Michael Walsh, MD

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44 y/o
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Dr. Michael Walsh, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and has been practicing for 9 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

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Top Care Areas

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Broken Neck
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walsh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walsh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walsh

2.3

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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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