Bariatric and General Surgery

Western Reserve Hospital Physicians, Inc. Bariatric and General Surgery can help restore your quality of life. Our highly skilled, board-certified surgeon, Dr. Walter J. Chlysta provides minimally invasive bariatric surgery for adults that is designed to help you recover from life's challenges. Dr. Chlysta has extensive training and experience with advanced laparoscopy, robotic surgery, surgical endoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP and minimally invasive heartburn surgery.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY INFORMATION SESSIONS

Weight loss information sessions are presented by Dr. Walter J. Chlysta, one of the first surgeons to introduce minimally invasive bariatric surgery to Northeast Ohio and the first surgeon to perform minimally invasive weight loss surgery in Summit County. His total patient-centered approach has allowed for the successful performance of more than 1,000 bariatric procedures – all with excellent results.

Information sessions will cover different types of weight loss surgery, how to qualify for surgery and steps to take to start the process. Dr. Chlysta will be available for questions after each presentation.

Information sessions are held monthly, at 6 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital Auditorium – 1900 23rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Session dates:

  • Sept. 20
  • Oct. 18
  • Nov. 15

To RSVP please call (330) 926-3443 or email tthomas@westernreservehospital.org. Learn more at obesehelp.org.

BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT SESSIONS

Weight loss support group meetings are presented by Dr. Walter J. Chlysta, one of the first surgeons to introduce minimally invasive bariatric surgery to Northeast Ohio and the first surgeon to perform minimally invasive weight loss surgery in Summit County. His total patient-centered approach has allowed for the successful performance of more than 1,000 bariatric procedures – all with excellent results.

Bariatric surgery support sessions focus on post-operative education, support and motivation for patients and their families. In addition to guest speakers, there will be a group discussion to allow patients an opportunity to share with each other.

Support sessions are held monthly, at 6 p.m. at Western Reserve Hospital Auditorium – 1900 23rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Session dates and topics:

  • Sept. 20 - Vitamins
  • Oct. 18 - Bariatric Jeopardy
  • Nov. 15 - Group Discussion

To RSVP please call (330) 926-3443 or email tthomas@westernreservehospital.org. Learn more at obesehelp.org.

General Surgery Providers:

Dr. Walter J. Chlysta

Quick Facts

General surgery covers a wide spectrum of surgeries, including operations involving the gastrointestinal tract, liver, endocrine system, colon and other major body parts.