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 taught 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, aesthetic surgery, laser skin treatments, and laser-assisted incision-free liposuction. Today, he dedicates his career to vein and aesthetic medicine by offering patients advanced varicose vein treatments, aesthetic injectables, laser skin treatments, and laser-assisted incision-free liposuction 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.
"I’ve had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Lynch. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. Every question or concern I’ve had has been addressed with patience and understanding. The results are incredible and I always feel more confident with each visit. Dr. Lynch has built a beautiful new office. I can’t thank you enough for creating such a welcoming environment. The staff is friendly and kind. They treat you like family and make you feel at home. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I can’t wait to come back!"
"Dr. Lynch is great with acne issues. I have struggled with cystic acne for all of my adult life. It has been painful and leaves awful scaring on my face. I did not feel comfortable going out without make up on. I have tried various treatments both orally and topical. Dr. Lynch came up with a treatment plan for me. He was up front and informative as to what I could expect and what I would experience. After my first treatment with Dr. Lynch, I noticed a difference in my acne. It was less painful and less red the next day and even more less going forward. By the third visit I felt comfortable and confident in going out without make up on. I still feel that way and with three kids and a baby, no make up means more free time. Thank you Dr. Lynch!"
"Dr. Lynch and his staff are amazing! He listened to my concerns and tailored a treatment plan to help meet my goals. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and skilled. I appreciate his honesty and expertise and always feel respected. He’s also a super nice guy that treats you like family."
"Absolutely an amazing and very informative doctor, truly!! And great results."
"Dr. Lynch and his office staff were so kind and welcoming. I trust his opinion on services that will benefit me the most. He keeps my face looking soft, young, and wrinkle free! Thank you Dr. Lynch!"
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