Treatment & Services
- Endoluminal Stenting
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
- Collagenous Colitis
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Stricture
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Disease
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Rectal Bleeding
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Wilford Hall Medical Center
San Antonio, TX USA
Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center
San Antonio, TX USA
Medical Education - University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA
Undergraduate - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA
- Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, iron deficiency anemia, therapeutic endoscopy including difficult colonoscopy and polypectomy, women issues in gastroenterology, endoscopic ultrasound
Research & Publications
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As of 1/17/2019, Dr. Palekar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Palekar receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- AbbVie, Inc.
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162 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.3|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.3|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
The Dr was very attentive and well informed about the procedures that she explained to me
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019
Dr Palekar was polite from the second we met her, she listened to everything I said and was attentive and empathetic to my illness. She was beyond knowledgeable in her specialty and treated me with the respect, took her time and explained everything to me in detail. She was very professional and I knew I was in good care. She is a great doctor and I was very impressed overall.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
very pleasant personal. quick in and out. very much liked Dr Palakar
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019
dr ordered a cat scan. when insur asked for addtl info the dr said go to your primary. did not want to take any time to help get test she ordered scheduled.
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
Dr. Palekar is a wonderful doctor. She is always nice and does explain everything in layman's terms for me.
Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018
very timely appointments but again feel Dr need to spend more time with patients
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018
just wish it was longer the visit i waited longer in the waiting area than i was with doctor
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018
very positive experience with Dr Palekar for a fresh approach to an ongoing problem.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018
overall it was a pleasant experience but I spent more time with the person who let me into the doctors office and I did with the doctor the time spent with the doctor was under five minutes .
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
I was told first on the phone that Dr. Palekar could not see me for 3 weeks. Then I arranged to see a PA. When I saw the PA she said that she was not competent to treat my problem. She then immediately and on the spot arranged for me to see Dr. Palekar the very next morning, which I did.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018
Dr Palekar is the best.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018
Dr. Palekar is the very best !!!! I do not have enough words to describe how special and knowledgeable she is....
Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018
My doctor, Dr. Palekar, was and is an excellent doctor. I trust, respect and like her very much. I am glad that she is my doctor.
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018
Ive suffered for over 2 years with my condition and was finally diagnosed thanks to this doctor
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