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Walter J. Chlysta MD, FACS



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Walter J. Chlysta MD, FACS is a Board Certified bariatric surgeon who performs both Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.   These minimally invasive surgical procedures result in significant weight loss and often result in improvement or cure of  type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and many other medical conditions. 

We treat and evaluate each patient as a unique individual.  You will not feel like an anonymous number getting shuffled haphazardly through the process.  We have successfully performed the minimally invasive surgery on patients well above 500 pounds.  We invite you to see what differentiates our program from the others by visiting the Why Choose Us?section of this site.

All weight loss procedures are performed at Akron General Medical Center which is located in Akron, Ohio.  Service is very personalized at this exceptional tertiary care facility. 

We can and want to help you.  For more information please call (330) 344-1100.  For another perspective, you can also review the AGMC Bariatric Center website at: or visit our website at

Thank you for your interest. 

Walter J. Chlysta MD, FACS