Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD

Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 68

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. McCarthy has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Disorders and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCarthy to book an appointment.


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University Cardiovascular Surgeons

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(312) 767-4365
Univ. Cardiovascular Surgeons1725 W Harrison St Ste 1156 Chicago, IL 60612
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  • Appointment scheduling (3)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr. McCarthy is the greatest doctor...ever!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. McCarthy is very empathetic, compassionate and passionate about his ability to get to the bottom of his patients ( my) pain. He is self assuring and very sweet . Understanding that this is a process of diagnosis , and patience of waiting for tests and results all leads to the best outcome . The outcome of knowing you are in great hands . I love this man . He was his calling .
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Dr. McCarthy accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Venous Embolism and Thrombosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Venous Insufficiency
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Venous Insufficiency more than 91% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 94% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Aortic Dissection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCarthy treats Aortic Dissection more than 17% of their peers

Dr. McCarthy treats this condition more than 17% of their peers

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Dr. McCarthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

Many of the problems that involve particularly the arteries can be treated without doing an open operation. So we don't have to cut through the skin to do them. They're done with catheters. And that's where the most exciting technology really is righ...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)