Dr. Walter J. Chlysta, MD

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Dr. Walter J. Chlysta, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Walter J Chlysta MD 1 Akron General Ave, Akron, OH 44307 Get Directions
(330) 344-1100

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The Akron General Bariatric Center offers personalized service for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Patients will not feel like a number. We have excellent results and low complication rates. We can accommodate patients with severe obesity and can often use a laparoscopic approach. Our comprehensive team will guide the patient through this often difficult process from the first contact through their post operative time. Let us help you in your journey to better health!Read more

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4.6
based on 15 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Chlysta takes every opportunity when speaking with you to be condescending and rude. I do not doubt his skill as a surgeon is superior but for me his attitude ruined my trust in him.
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio State University / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Akron General Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Chlysta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chlysta's Care Philosophy

The Akron General Bariatric Center offers personalized service for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Patients will not feel like a number. We have excellent results and low complication rates. We can accommodate patients with severe obesity and can often use a laparoscopic approach. Our comprehensive team will guide the patient through this often difficult process from the first contact through their post operative time. Let us help you in your journey to better health!