Michael T. Walsh, MD

Michael T. Walsh, MD

4.8 
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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

4.8
4.8 

250 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2021

3.0

Very knowledgeable…..not one to push surgery as first choice….little awareness of patient respect and sensitivity

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August 30, 2021

5.0

He has a great reputation and he always has your best interest in mind.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Welsh and his team are amazing! Excellent bedside manner, explored all possibilities for treatment, answered all my questions.

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August 21, 2021

3.0

in the 3 months I’ve been under his care I’ve seen him for a maximum of 5 minutes. No way to get a call through to him

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August 19, 2021

1.0

I don’t think his team did a great job explaining nor the discharge was explained thoroughly. Was a bit disappointed. Surgery was a success though. I felt now being rushed not really cared for enough.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Awesome , Great Dr. in explaining the cause of my problems.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Discussed my concerns and listened to me.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Have been seeing Dr. Walsh for over a year, he is very personable and I felt very comfortable with him from the very first day and his diagnosis of me. He always answered my questions and addressed my fears honestly. After a year of delaying the surgery the day came and I could not be happier with the results. This doctor says what he does and does what he says. I not only would but already have recommended him to several people and will keep recommending him. Very thankful every day for being referred to Dr. Walsh.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Kind; thorough; explained everything well.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He’s smart, patient and caring!!

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July 11, 2021

4.0

I think it’s too soon to rate for now. We are still in the initial phase of consulting. But I can tell he is really an excellent dr. I will revisit this question.

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July 10, 2021

4.0

Knowledgeable patient and non aggressive in recommending surgery.

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June 24, 2021

4.0

His assistant did a very thorough job.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

His PA was excellent. Dr Walsh will review notes and contact me.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Great doctor

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Walsh was thorough on care of what was going on with my back.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He’s the best

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor and friendly he explains what and about what he is going to do

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May 29, 2021

3.0

We chatted for approx. 10 minutes. Didn’t get much time to “connect�

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Neck is healing

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Very nice and showed and explained everything about my surgery

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Very bright

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May 13, 2021

5.0

First visit. He done good.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

He is friendly smart and takes time with your

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Thorough and efficient

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May 05, 2021

5.0

he doesn’t beat around the bush but tells it like it is. There is no sugarcoating so you know exactly what to expect. No surprises later.

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April 17, 2021

5.0

He is very helpful and kind and willing to help

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April 17, 2021

3.0

HAD TO WAIT WAY PAST MY TIME. YOU WANT ME ON TIME THEY SHOULD BE ON TIME

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Caring professional.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Walsh is an exceptional dr. And has demonstrated to us how much he cares about his patients.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Best doctor

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April 06, 2021

5.0

I felt they cared and took the time to explain my options.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He took good care of me

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Very professional and excellent surgeon

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Did a Phenomenal job on my back

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March 17, 2021

4.0

I have only seen him for a few minutes so I have no reason to recommend him nor do I have reason not to recommend him.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

Experienced, intelligent and personable

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March 11, 2021

5.0

NP and Dr took time to answer all my questions. Offered helpful advice and suggestions.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

He represents why I have been a patient here nearly 50 years. I have confidence that the best will always be a priority in caring for, not only me, but all patience.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

He explains everything very nicely

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Professional, puts you at ease,not surgery crazy.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He seemed to care about my problem and gave suggestions of what I can do.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

He, and his physician assistant, both explained in understandable language my condition and treatment. They listened to my questions and concerns, and put me at ease for the future treatment.

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February 08, 2021

5.0

Took time to explain the procedure in detail and answered all my questions

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February 03, 2021

5.0

seemed to be very knowledgeable

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January 27, 2021

4.0

I will know more after seeing Dr Walsh

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent communicator of expectations/outcomes of surgery.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

I really liked Dr Walsh. For a first time meeting I was pleasantly surprised.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and staff, work with you to resolve your issues, take their time to listen and answer any and all questions in language you can understand.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Smart and personable

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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January 16, 2021

5.0

He is extremely knowledgeable and efficient.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

I felt I reviewed my past history and had several options and a path to go towards my recovery

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Dr.Walsh was extremely compassionate and patient. He took a lot of time to explain everything to me and I am very grateful.

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January 05, 2021

4.0

DR SEEMS AWFULLY BUSY

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Very nice and explained everything to me

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Extremely Knowledgeable. Direct responses. Pleasant personality.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

He describes clearly answered to any questions one have.

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December 14, 2020

5.0

Comes highly recommended

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Proff. Great manner of treatment

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December 08, 2020

5.0

Most Drs I see these days sit in front of their computer and look at me occasionally. Dr Walsh sat down in front of me and explained what he had found on my MRI in a manner that relieved my anxiety. He answered all my questions and was present to my concerns. I left the office feeling much better after our visit. He gets a 10+

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December 03, 2020

5.0

Answered all my questions

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December 03, 2020

5.0

He cares about his patients and will go over and above to ensure that they leave his care better than when he first saw them

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November 23, 2020

5.0

Made sure I understood test results and options. Gave me time to ask questions.

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Great doc- very engaging- listens, answers questions, good advice

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November 20, 2020

5.0

Thought his manner & conversation was honest yet non threatening. I immediately liked him & the people surrounding him in his practice

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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

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 26, 2020

5.0

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

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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 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 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

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 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 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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