Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD

Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(17)
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Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD is a general surgery specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ohio State University / College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery and pediatrics.

1 Akron General Ave

Akron, OH 44307

Contact Information

(330) 344-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chlysta "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!"
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Akron General Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chlysta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chlysta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chlysta to family and friends
4.4
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
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Dr. Chlysta's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Akron, OH |
I am now waiting to have my drain removed. It is my 17th day post op. He went on vacation and I was discharged by a different Doctor. 7 days after discharge I went to another doctor and he wouldn't remove (grand total off 27cc) in 24 hr Now he's back but I have yet been given an appointment This...more
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Dr. Chlysta removed my Gallbladder. I had very little pain afterwards and the scars are barely visible after only 3 months. He went over the surgery with me and let me know what should and what could happen. I'm very glad he was my surgeon. Thank You Very Much, Kevin Murphy.
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in Massillon, OH |
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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Dr. Chlysta accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chlysta has admitting privileges

Akron General Medical Center
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307
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