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University of Wisconsin Medical School- Doctor of Medicine
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
American Board of Surgery
“I became a surgeon to help people. Over the course of my career, I have found that the most rewarding surgeries I perform are the ones that help a patient solve a long-standing problem.”
-Dr. Matthew Lynch
Dr. Matthew Lynch is a Board Certified General Surgeon who has been inducted into the American College of Surgeons. At the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Dr. Lynch graduated with distinction with a major in biochemistry. Next, he received his Doctorate in Medicine degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
After completing his residency in General Surgery at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, he eventually made his way to Divine Savior Healthcare.
“I grew up in Beloit, Wisconsin,” Dr. Lynch tells us. “In many ways, it is like Portage only bigger,” he compared.
If not for his passion in the medical field, Dr. Lynch has contemplated professions such as a patent attorney, in order to utilize his background in biochemistry and electrical engineering.
Formerly, Dr. Lynch has worked as a Research Assistant in various fields such as biochemistry and plant pathology and taught as an Instructor as well.
“I am very inquisitive. I enjoy looking into problems to which I do not know the answer. I like to read about unique problems and help patients any way that I can,” Dr. Lynch says.
Dr. Lynch has a variety of professional publications which his name is accredited to which includes “Preoperative Evaluation and oncologic Principles of Colon Cancer Surgery,” “Radiation Injuries of the Rectum,” and “Alteration of Gene Expression for Glycolytic Enzymes in Aerobic and Ischemic Myocardium.”
“When I was a child I thought doctors were smart people, so as a smart child I thought I should become a doctor,” Dr. Lynch said about his influence towards the medical field.
Here at Divine Savior Healthcare, you can find Dr. Lynch in the Surgical Services department, participating in new and exciting procedures such as the minimally invasive breast biopsy. This procedure allows him to biopsy suspicious tissue through a tiny incision and does not require a trip to the operating room. Skilled physicians such as Dr. Lynch allow patients in our community to receive an accurate diagnosis without having to endure an invasive and traumatic procedure.
Dr. Lynch has a special interest in surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), breast surgery and a variety of other minimally invasive surgical procedures.
“The best advice I was ever given was that if you could imagine being a doctor without going into the operating room, then you shouldn’t be a surgeon,” he said.
“The most rewarding aspect of my career is being able to help people with their problems,” Dr. Lynch mentioned. “As a surgeon, most of the things I do are pretty much instant gratification for the patient and I.”
His position as one of Divine Savior Healthcare’s Surgical Associates is just one of many things that Dr. Lynch enjoys about our area. He appreciates the rural feel offered here yet is pleased that cities such as Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis are close by.
He likes to spend his free time with his wife and two children and also enjoys good food, good wine and spending time outdoors.