Michael T. Walsh, MD

Michael T. Walsh, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Skull Base Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - 2001
Internship:
Ohio State University Hospital - 2002
Residency:
University of Vermont Medical Center - 2008
Fellowships:
University of Utah Health - 2009

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

51 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

49 Reviews

November 16, 2020

4.0

For just meeting him once I would say he is a 7 ,, I will adjust my score after his surgery and treatment . He was was good to meet and discuss things with .

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November 16, 2020

4.0

Dr Walsh and his staff spent a good ime with me and showed me exactly is wrong with my neck .. He also explained the difference in having surgery and not having surgery ..

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Takes a lot of time and explains everything in terms I understand.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

The appt was on time and both Dr Walsh and Laura were very kind. Also they are going beyond to help me with my pain.

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November 10, 2020

4.0

Very straightforward explanation.

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November 10, 2020

4.0

Good experience.

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November 09, 2020

4.0

Surgery is not for everyone

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November 02, 2020

5.0

Answered all questions and then went above and beyond in explaining what would happen before, during and after the surgery. He didn't act like he was a big shot and we were little people.

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November 02, 2020

5.0

The Doctor and his associate were not only friendly but explained everything that they would be doing in the surgery. Didn't hesitate in answering questions.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Loved the NP Laura Bailey and Dr Walsh. Thorough, timely and answered all my questions!

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Took his time to explain my diagnosis and answered all my questions. He is very knowlegwble with a good bedside manner.

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October 26, 2020

5.0

Thought that Dr. Walsh and His asst were very knowledgeable with good bedside manner.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent demeanor. Great at explaining complex situation.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Good experience

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Excellent physician"patient interaction.

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October 23, 2020

5.0

Thorough and comprehensive treatment discussion. Exceptional and careful explanation of options.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

Dr Walsh and his team were kind and patient. They took time to explain everything to me about my condition, treatment options, and next steps. They allowed ample time for my many questions.

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October 13, 2020

5.0

Doctor and assistant listen to your concerns and address them. Take their time explaining everything that is happening and what will happen. Never rushed. Feel comfortable and reassured after every visit.

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October 05, 2020

4.0

Nice and helpful. Did not say he was best to do surgery.

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October 05, 2020

4.0

Knowledgeable and expertise

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Walsh and Amanda are fantastic. They know how to explain everything in layman's terms.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Everyone was friendly and professional and provided me a plan for the future .

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Neurosurgeons have a stereotypical reputation in chronic pain communities as ego-driven gods. Dr. Walsh does not fit the stereotype whatsoever. He is friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, concerned, and most of all, a patient himself as he explained. That in itself speaks a thousand words. He can relate to his patients. I have a complex case, which can overwhelm experienced physicians. Dr. Walsh acknowledged the challenges my case brings but did not slight me at all. He listened. I felt heard. Dr. Walsh put me at ease. He created a plan for me, which includes more specialists to try a conservative approach rather than rush into the operating room. In my opinion, that is the sign of a good surgeon.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

My experience was exceptional. Amanda, PA-C took a thorough history, listened, heard me as a patient, answered many questions, addressed my concerns, and explained my test results. She put me at ease. I'm also thrilled there is a woman PA-C in neurosurgery!

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Walsh takes the time to plainly explain the diagnosis and patient outlook.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Walsh and team clearly outline issues surrounding symptoms, evaluation of imaging results, and next possible steps in treatment.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

I have been dealing with back pain for about 3 years and I could not find any doctor near my house that would even talk about doing my surgery. Dr. Walsh agreed that I do need the surgery and he made me feel very comfortable about having it done by him. Laura is also very helpful and informative and treated me very professionally. I would recommend this team to all of my friends and family.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

A doctor that could talk to and ask questions and get answers that I was looking forAll the staff was very friendly and pleasant

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September 24, 2020

5.0

First time I saw the doctor He was pleasant and very easy to ask questions and get answers that I was looking for.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

The doctor explained everything very well to me I appreciate that.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

The doctor is very thorough in his presentation.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

Always very considerate. The staff make you feel comfortable.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

The thoughtful way he explained my options in regards to further surgery, he was detailed in his explaination of my procedure to be done on Oct.14th 2020 and asked if there was anything I didn't understand and let me know that if I had any further questions I could call and his staff would be happy to assist me

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September 08, 2020

5.0

His calm manor and ability to explain to me what my MRI showed. He put my fears aside.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

How smoothly everything went from entering the building to filling out the forms, and then to seeing the PA and then the Doctor.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very professional... great bedside manor

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Both the nurse practitioner and dr Walsh are very professional... and were thorough in explaining everything to me

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Nice

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Comfortable

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Walsh is an exemplary medical specialist. Thorough, capable of succinct explanations of presenting problem, affable and down to earth.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Dr was very pleasant and explained things openly.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

He was very informative and understanding very friendly and easy to talkto

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Friendly people, Doctor was patient and answered all my questions. Great communications on appoinments, test results etc.

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June 29, 2020

4.0

He got right to the point regarding my back surgery

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June 27, 2020

5.0

He is an excellent medical professional with great knowledge and an outstanding bedside manner.

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June 15, 2020

5.0

Down to earth. Clear in info.

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Very thorough

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June 05, 2020

4.0

Reviewed MRI, explained risks

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June 02, 2020

3.0

Informative, listened, conservative approach

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