Dr. Walter J. McCarthy III, MD

Dr. Walter J. McCarthy III, MD

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Vascular Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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 right now. Particularly the older patients have problems with these arteries in the central parts of their bodies. And it used to be that we'd have to open up that area, and then treat them directly. Now we can often do it just with a puncture in the skin somewhere. And then with a catheter, we can get in to where we have to and do the work from the inside, so that they can stay one or two days in the hospital and then go home instead of having a very lengthy recovery. Probably the most gratifying thing is when they come back after they've had their procedure done. And we do the follow-up exam, and they're doing well. And they've gotten over the pain that they were having, or they've gotten over the serious narrowing of the arteries that they've had and they can get on with their life.Read more

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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 right now. Particularly the older patients have problems with these arteries in the central parts of their bodies. And it used to be that we'd have to open up that area, and then treat them directly. Now we can often do it just with a puncture in the skin somewhere. And then with a catheter, we can get in to where we have to and do the work from the inside, so that they can stay one or two days in the hospital and then go home instead of having a very lengthy recovery. Probably the most gratifying thing is when they come back after they've had their procedure done. And we do the follow-up exam, and they're doing well. And they've gotten over the pain that they were having, or they've gotten over the serious narrowing of the arteries that they've had and they can get on with their life.Read more

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern University Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern University Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern University Med Center

    Completed in 1985

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  • Board certified in Vascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. McCarthy III's 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 right now. Particularly the older patients have problems with these arteries in the central parts of their bodies. And it used to be that we'd have to open up that area, and then treat them directly. Now we can often do it just with a puncture in the skin somewhere. And then with a catheter, we can get in to where we have to and do the work from the inside, so that they can stay one or two days in the hospital and then go home instead of having a very lengthy recovery. Probably the most gratifying thing is when they come back after they've had their procedure done. And we do the follow-up exam, and they're doing well. And they've gotten over the pain that they were having, or they've gotten over the serious narrowing of the arteries that they've had and they can get on with their life.