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Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Chlysta

Western Reserve Hospital

1900 23rd St Ste 403 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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Dr. Walter Chlysta, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Ohio State University / College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in general surgery and pediatrics.


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(330) 926-3443

Dr. Chlysta accepts the following insurance:

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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Dr. Chlysta's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chlysta treats Obesity more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chlysta treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Chlysta treats this condition more than 85% 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

Dr. Chlysta's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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 have excellent results and low complication rates. We can accommodate patients with severe obesity an...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Chlysta's Reviews

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1 Star
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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.
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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!!
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Best Doctor I have ever had
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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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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