Dr. Walter Medlin, MD

Dr. Walter Medlin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Walter Medlin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.

1046 E 100 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 69% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 66% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 50% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurostimulation
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Hennepin Co Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Butterworth/Mi State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Medlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Medlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Medlin to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Medlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I went in for kidney stones I had been fighting for 3 weeks. I was looking to get a CT to see where they were, he dismissed this idea as"pointless" he then says" we get the CT and then what? We can't do any thing for you". Very dismissive and condescending
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Dr. Medlin was focused on only one particular thing instead of taking all things into consideration. He was knowledgable, but felt he jumped around making him hard to follow. The BIG downfall was his office staff at The BMI clinic. They were very unorganized, uneducated in the process & some...more
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