Michael T. Walsh, MD

Michael T. Walsh, MD

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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
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 

317 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

87 Reviews

August 28, 2023

2.0

Today was the first time I’ve seen him in three months. Absolutely no follow up after surgery from him and another doctor I didn’t know was sent for my one month and 3 month follow up appointments.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

I have high confidence in his surgical expertise, he is also caring and easy to talk with

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August 15, 2023

5.0

He’s a good doctor

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Walsh has a great bedside manner and is a very skilled surgeon

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Walsh is not only very highly qualified, he has an extremely high compassion for his patients, we know he would do anything for us. And he is very down-to-earth & practical which enables him to communicate so well with patients, which is so critical for patients in these difficult circumstances.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

I think hes a very good doctor excellent bedside Manner just a great person.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Professional,knowledgeable, Kind

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July 31, 2023

5.0

was very clear on next step that we would be taken in for my care

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July 27, 2023

1.0

I felt that being a VA patient they were more concerned about my insurance since the Nurse Practitioner and Doctor asked 5x total. I felt like I wasn't listened to and they just had it stuck in their mind that they already had a plan. I was there for a surgery consult which ended up being a physical therapy and x ray recommended visit. Even though I told them that I've been down that road. Also they didn't even do a physical check to see what I was trying to explain to them. I felt unheard and not respected in my opinion about my own pain.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

His knowledge of treatments for my problem, and straight forward presentation of pros and cons of those treatments.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Walsh in his team are outstanding. Dr. [ ] is so compassionate and understanding I would recommend them to anyone.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Walsh has a friendly and professional manner. Felt very easy and comfortable to talk with questions.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

He patiently answered all my questions and explained everything I needed to know.

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July 11, 2023

3.0

Undecided. The doctor’s visit was extremely short. I’m sure he has cases that are more urgent than mine.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

He was very nice and explained everything to me well.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Outstanding bedside manners and very patient with me expressing my concerns and feelings.

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June 09, 2023

4.0

Very personable and relaxing. The explanation of my condition was excellent.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Personable and caring

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Kind, friendly, totally honest in his assessment of causes and solutions.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

He answered questions and explained what I needed to know. He did not try to sell me on surgery which I really appreciated.

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May 31, 2023

1.0

I am disappointed that the Dr. does not respect how important his patients are and that we also have the right to have a life plan. 15 minutes of waiting is tolerable but more than 1 hour is impossible

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Clever and knowledgeable yet explains details in a way that are easy to understand.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Did what he said he would do. I had no complications after surgery. He answers all of my questions. A nice guy too.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Your treated very well

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Again good advice and lesson to my systems before making suggestions .

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manor and super staff. Always responsive!

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May 09, 2023

5.0

He is a competent surgeon and will tell you they way it is.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Compassionate and detailed. Translated terminologies so I could understand it.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

Dr.Walsh spent the time needed to explain my situation to me in a caring, supportive manner. I would totally recommend him to anyone. Friendly, down to earth and very knowledgeable in a field that is not easy for the normal patient to comprehend.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

He tells it like it is and helps you to understand the game plan he thinks best works for you

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Already said. Good healthy results for me..can't do any better than that.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

very honest and informative

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April 20, 2023

4.0

Very polite and interested in my issues. Short interaction so hard to provide a higher rating as I have not had surgery.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

Great doctor who took his time to explain everything and gave alternative options not just surgery

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He's a great doctor and he did a wonderful job on my neck

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April 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Walsh explained avenues and options with professionalism and compassion.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Professional service and good bedside manner.

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April 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Walsh is thorough, personable, skilled and a good communicator.

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April 02, 2023

5.0

Very professional. I trust him !!!

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March 30, 2023

5.0

I have complete confidence in him.

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March 26, 2023

4.0

Dr Walsh showed me the area on my MRI most likely the cause of my pain and offered two options for surgery. He also talked about the recovery time from them.

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner and really connected with my husband and I and what are the best options for our personal situation.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Did not pressure me for surgery.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Very nice care.

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March 09, 2023

5.0

He is personable, he explains well what I might expect from the procedure.

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March 09, 2023

4.0

Very informative

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March 08, 2023

5.0

He listens, and has helped me in the past with precision surgery in my lower back

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February 23, 2023

5.0

He was very concerned for my medical condition

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Walsh and his team are knowledgeable and professional!

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February 22, 2023

1.0

I SAW THE DOCTOR LESS THAN 5 MINUTES, AND HE DESCRIBE MY DISABILITY AS LUMBAGO, I BELIEVE BASED ON THE INTERNIST DIAGNOSIS, WHICH I FOUND OUT IS A BUNCH OF CRAP

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February 21, 2023

5.0

They explained everything clearly in terms that I could understand

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February 19, 2023

4.0

Again had a pleasant demeanor and appeared very knowledgeable. Trying conservative measures first before rushing into surgery

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February 19, 2023

5.0

A very competent doctor highly recommended by my PCP

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February 16, 2023

5.0

Super personable and knowledgeable!

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February 13, 2023

5.0

I was his patient 12 years ago. Extremely grateful and satisfied with his care.

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January 30, 2023

5.0

My initial meeting with Dr.Walsh was very helpful in that he took time to explain my upcoming surgery as well as he expected outcome. He was very open to questions also, and he explained things so I could understand.

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January 22, 2023

5.0

Highly recommended! Dr. Walsh was great from beginning and throughout the process Very informative and skilled!

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January 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent surgeon with a very pleasant and reassuring bedside manner

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January 14, 2023

5.0

He was very professional and knowledgeable.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

He was patient, addressing all of my questions and defining my options with associated risks for each option.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Walsh and his team were very professional, personal and thorough with the information.

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Excellent care!

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December 20, 2022

5.0

Very confident and explains things very well

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December 19, 2022

4.0

Because I'm not a candidate for surgery, I had a very short chat with Dr. Walsh. I had a great experience with him.

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December 19, 2022

5.0

He took the time to speak and answers questions. He seemd interested in my needs.

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December 15, 2022

5.0

Skilled in use of high tech equipment and procedures. Friendly and modest.

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December 08, 2022

5.0

His people, his staff, are the most professional I've ever seen!

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December 05, 2022

5.0

He seemed genuinely concerned with my health and determined to find a solution.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

He really explained everything to me. Was really impressed due to fact that it was my second attempt at seeing a neurologist. Excellent bedside manners.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

he is so awesome and all the people that work for him

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December 01, 2022

5.0

I’m always very impressed by his knowledge, professionalism and kindness.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

He listened and gave me assurance that our discussions where sound.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

Again, I found him to be a good listener. Unlike some of my visits with other doctors, I didn’t feel rushed. He explained my condition and options very clearly.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

He actually spent the time listening to our questions and answering. He seemed to care.

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October 19, 2022

5.0

I truly appreciated his knowledge and explanation of my MRI. He spoke in a manner I could easily understand. His PA, [ ], was also knowledgeable and spent a long time explaining my MRI in an understandable manner. They both made me feel completely comfortable.

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October 14, 2022

5.0

Professional

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October 13, 2022

5.0

I detected a willingness to listen, advise and refer me to the next step.

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October 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Walsh was the 3rd Neurologist i have seen regarding my issues and unlike the first 2 Dr Walsh sat with me along with his NP explained everything, answered my questions and gave me all the knowledge i needed to understand my situation. Also again i felt comforted that if and when surgery is needed i have all the confidence in Dr Walsh over the previous 2 doctors i met with elsewhere

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October 13, 2022

5.0

So much gratitude For Dr Walsh and his team. I would not be alive without him. He truly is an incredible surgeon and pure genius!

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October 11, 2022

5.0

Made you feel very welcome understand how you feel and very information.

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September 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Walsh was able to compassionately connect with my family regarding a terminal illness.

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September 22, 2022

5.0

Good doctor

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September 19, 2022

5.0

Was a nice person although his reviews are bad

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September 12, 2022

5.0

very knowledgable

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September 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. M Walsh ., For me is and will be the person with whom I will always be very grateful, Dr. also took good care of my Aunt. Yes, I thank you twice.

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September 10, 2022

5.0

Showes what is wrong whit my back. Very helpful

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Brainsprout Media
  • Walsh Design Labs

Royalty Payments and Inventor Share

Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities

  • Brainsprout Media
  • Walsh Design Labs

Service on Board of Directors

Faculty member served in a fiduciary capacity, such as a board member/director, officer, or trustee, for the following companies or other entities

  • Brainsprout Media
  • Walsh Design Labs

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