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Western Reserve Hospital Physicians, Inc. Welcomes New Bariatric Surgeon

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, September 12, 2018 - Western Reserve Hospital Physicians, Inc. is expanding its surgical services with the newest addition of bariatric and heartburn specialist, Walter J. Chlysta, MD, FACS, FASMBS.

In 2002, Dr. Chylsta performed the first laparoscopic bariatric surgery in Summit County. Since that time, in addition to his general and heartburn surgeries, Dr. Chlysta has performed more than 1,000 bariatric surgeries. As one of the first surgeons in Northeast Ohio to introduce minimally invasive bariatric surgery, Dr. Chlysta specializes in:

          • Advanced laparoscopy
          • Robotic surgery
          • Surgical endoscopy
          • Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP
          • Minimally invasive heartburn surgery

Dr. Chlysta earned his Doctorate of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Heart Association. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of General Surgery at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, achieved Fellowship status in The American College of Surgeons and is a member of The Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Chlysta provides comprehensive surgical services for adults at Western Reserve Hospital located at 1900 23rd Street, Suite 403 in Cuyahoga Falls. To make an appointment with Dr. Chlysta, call (330) 926-3443.