Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD

Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 69

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Oak Brook, IL and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McCarthy has extensive experience in Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1978. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Rush Cardiovascular Surgery

Rush Cardiovascular Surgery2011 York Rd Oak Brook, IL 60523
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(312) 620-1297

Rush Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Chicago

Rush Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Chicago1725 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
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(312) 620-1297

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Dr. McCarthy is great.
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May 16, 2022
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The doctor explained the procedure and answered all my questions. That put me at ease.
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Apr 27, 2022
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Dr. McCarthy is fantastic - Brilliant - Honest - Caring. Whenever I saw Dr. McCarthy, I never felt that he didn't take time to answer my questions.
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Mar 28, 2022
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Dr. McCarthy had a concerning and kind manner, I would recommend him to others - I was in good hands!!
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Oct 19, 2021
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Dr. McCarthy took the time to answer ALL My questions. He explained the anatomy and his plan to care for my concerns. I would recommend Dr. McCarthy highly.
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Oct 19, 2021
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Dr. Walter McCarthy was pleasant to work with, and was attentive to my needs or questions.
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Aug 19, 2021
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Dr. Mc Carthy is wonderful. He is brilliant, kind and patient. HE made sure that I understood my pending procedure and the care I was to take after it was over. I have referred friends.
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Jul 30, 2021
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Dr. McCarthy is the greatest doctor...ever!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Frequently Treated by Dr. McCarthy

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McCarthy treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McCarthy treats other conditions, please contact the office at (630) 724-1300.

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Dr. McCarthy is experienced in the area of Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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High
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Very High
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Peripheral Vascular Disease

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 Disease specialists.

Dr. McCarthy is experienced in the area of Peripheral Vascular Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

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Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Varicose Veins
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. McCarthy is experienced in the area of Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
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High
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Dr. McCarthy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • 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 Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia

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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Wayne State University
Medical School
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How can I make an appointment with Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD?

Call (312) 620-1297 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (630) 724-1300 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. McCarthy frequently treats Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. McCarthy specializes.

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

Dr. McCarthy's office is located at 2011 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Walter McCarthy, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. McCarthy has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McCarthy is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)