Meet Dr. Lynch
Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lynch is the founder and medical director of Lynch Vein & Aesthetics. He is board certified through the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Lynch is also proud to be a distinguished fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has presented multiple research papers, published articles, authored book chapters, and continues to teach surgical skills as an instructor for The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Lynch is a distinguished general surgeon with experience in vein surgery, breast surgery, and negative-pressure wounds. Today, he dedicates his career to vascular medicine by offering patients diagnostic ultrasounds to therapeutic vein treatments for advanced conditions at his private Peoria, AZ practice.
Skills and Specialties
With a varied background in many different specialties throughout his career, Dr. Lynch has many skills that cross several areas of medicine. In his career, Dr. Lynch has:
- Led and participated in a thriving general surgery practice (performed more than 5,000 surgeries, endoscopies, colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies, and 150 endovenous ablations)
- Recruited to spearhead the transition of Banner Medical Center from a Level IV to a Level III trauma center
- Instructed Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS) at the American College of Surgeons
- Taught laparoscopic skills as an instructor at The University of Arizona College of Medicine
- Served as a president of the medical staff, chair of surgery, and as a member of the executive and innovation/technology committees
- Concurrently served as a preceptor for general surgery resident rotations within the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Program and the Physician Assistant Program
Education and Training
After he attended the University of Wisconsin for biochemistry, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Lynch continued his education to earn a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, WI in 2002. He completed an integrated general surgery residency in Chicago, IL at Rush University – John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County from 2002 – 2007. In this residency experienced, Dr. Lynch rotated between multiple surgical services at RUMC, Cook County Hospital (CCH), and Rush North Shore Hospital. His responsibilities at RUMC encompassed multiple general surgery services, including colorectal surgery with Dr. Theodore Saclarides, endocrine surgery with Dr. Richard Prinz, hernia surgery with Dr. Keith Millikan, hepatobiliary, and advanced foregut surgery with Dr. Alexander Doolas. He also participated in extensive ICU care for critically ill post-operative patients.
In this residency, Dr. Lynch's responsibilities encompassed all aspects of general surgical care, including thoracic, oncology, breast, and endocrine surgery. He worked closely with Drs. Phil Donahue and Harry Richter. Dr. Lynch served in CCH’s very busy trauma center, which involved extensive emergency trauma surgery for penetrating and blunt traumatic injuries. His work at Rush North Shore Hospital included an understudy with Dr. Jose Velasco to gain exposure to community general surgery, a wide range of general surgical procedures, and a diverse population of patients.
Dr. Lynch is proud to be a member of the following professional organizations:
- American College of Surgeons (ACS), Arizona Chapter,
Trauma Committee Member, 2015 – Present
- American College of Surgeons (ACS),
Fellow, 2010 – Present
- American Society of General Surgeons (ACGS),
Member, 2009 – Present
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES),
Member, 2006 – Present
- Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Inc. (SLS),
- Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society,
PRESENTATIONS and Publications
Local and National Presentations
Lynch, M.L. Is that Heartburn or Something Else? Presented at the Aging with Grace Lecture Series, 2016 and 2017.
Lynch, M.L. Women’s Health: Cancer. Presented for the Spirit of Women, 2015.
Lynch, M.L. Trauma In The Elderly. Presented at the Aging with Grace Lecture Series, 2015.
Lynch, M.L. Ask An Expert. Presented at Banner Day at the Ballpark, 2015.
Lynch, M.L. Blunt and Penetrating Trauma. Presented at Tape and Chart: Continuing Education for EMS, 2015.
Lynch, M.L. Varicose Veins & VNUS Closure® Procedure. Presented at Divine Savior Healthcare Community, 2014.
Lynch, M.L. Surgical Solutions For Obesity. Presented at Women’s Night Out at Divine Savior Healthcare, 2010.
Lynch, M.L. Relief For Chronic Acid Reflux. Presented at Divine Savior Community, 2010.
Lynch, M.L., and Brand, M.I. Preoperative Evaluation and Oncologic Principles of Colon Cancer Surgery. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. August, 2005.
Lynch, M.L., and Saclarides, T.J. Radiation Injuries of the Rectum. Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 6th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders-Elsevier. January, 2007.
Liedtke, A.J., and Lynch, M.L. Alteration of Gene Expression for Glycolytic Enzymes in Aerobic and Ischemic Myocardium. American Journal of Physiology. October, 1999.
"Dr Matthew Lynch is a fantastic and caring surgeon! The man saved my life in an emergency surgery. Banner Del Webb is lucky to have him!!! I highly recommend him. "
"An amazing surgeon - Dr Lynch is a wonderful surgeon. Caring and knowledgeable goes above and beyond! Saved my life in an emergency situation. Banner Del Webb is lucky to have him!"
"Wonderful - Dr. Lynch took the time to go over test results and spent time going over the procedure. He answered all my questions honestly and was very knowledgable. He made sure I had all the information I needed to make an informed decision. He went above and beyond any other doctor I have had and made a difficult and emotional experience easy and with the upmost professionalism."
"You will not be disappointed if you are treated by Dr. Lynch. In my experience, it is difficult nowadays to find doctors that truly listen and care, but you will NOT have this problem with Dr. Lynch. He is a surgeon that thinks outside the box, takes his time, is compassionate, and always goes the extra mile. Thank you for your care Dr. Lynch!"
"Dr. Lynch is amazing, he is extremely dedicated to excellence and it shows. From his attention to his patients as well as his dedication to learning the latest technology and procedures, his commitment to quality is second to none. I am so excited to have an upscale location in the West Valley for my medical concerns as well as a board certified physician who can address my aesthetic issues."
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