Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Chlysta
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Western Reserve Hospital

1900 23rd St Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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(330) 926-3443

Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Akron General Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chlysta to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chlysta's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chlysta treats Obesity more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chlysta treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chlysta treats Gallstones more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Chlysta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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

Dr. Chlysta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chlysta

4.3

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.538461538461538%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Staff friendliness (22)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (22)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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In 2011, Dr. Chlysta performed an Esphogeal Fundoplication to treat my GERD. I immediately stopped having GERD episodes after the surgery, and continue to do so. Thank you, Dr. Chylsta and your wonderful, kind, & understanding staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Warren Meredith, RN – Nov 08, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Chlysta. He not only knows what he is doing, he is caring and compassinate. He not only saved my husbands life he did my surgery also. He is wonderful and his staff is also great.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 09, 2019
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I am so pleased with Dr. Chylsta and his team. He was knowledgeable, caring and very supportive. The staff was fantastic through all the stages of getting the approval from my insurance company. I had wanted the gastric sleeve for a few years but I was hesitant due to a big problem with adhesions. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner. No regrets!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Natalie Johnson in OH, OH – Feb 16, 2019
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Best Doctor I have ever had
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joyce in Bolivar , OH – Jul 13, 2018
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I trust this Doctor with my life. Best Doctor I know. I have had him from 2008... and when a problem would come up ,,, He is my go to Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Joyce in Bolivar , OH – Jul 11, 2018
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This dr is never on schedule. First dr visit he came in 45 min late. Had to come back in for a referral and he is late again. Will not use him again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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May 22, 2018
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Dr. Chlysta is professional and thorough in his care. My experience with him was excellent. He took time to answer my questions about gall bladder surgery, and explain procedures and follow up in great detail. Surgery went well and he kept my husband informed throughout recovery. He is both skilled and experienced as well as a considerate and caring doctor, and I feel fortunate to be under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Mar 21, 2018
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Dr Chlysta is probably a very good surgeon but he has a terrible bedside manner. He does explain procedures well, but fails to answer questions often. His staff was great before my surgery but after not so much. I would not recommend him/his program based on long term lack of care and the Dr’s attitude. Waits are always long
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 22, 2018
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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 is no Cleveland Clinic RN
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Akron, OH – Aug 01, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Kevin Murphy in Akron, OH – Oct 29, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
18 people found this helpful
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Deborah Rupert in Massillon, OH – May 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Akron General Bariatric Center offers personalized service for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Patients will not feel like a number. We...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Akron General Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Ohio State University / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chlysta frequently treats Obesity, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chlysta treats.

Where is Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD's office located?

Dr. Chlysta's office is located at 1900 23rd St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Western Reserve Hospital

Western Reserve Hospital1900 23rd St Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
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Akron General Medical Center

Akron, OH

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received