Department General Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sarcoma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2012

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Medical Education - Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA
2006

Undergraduate - Rhodes College
Memphis, TN USA
2001

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Advanced laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernia repair, Nissen fundoplication and other anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic approaches to gastric operations including tumors and cancer, diseases and surgery of the biliary tract, liver and gallbladder, laparoscopic splenectomy and solid organ surgery, breast diseases and breast cancer surgery, diseases of the pancreas, surgical treatment of pancreatic tumors and cancer, laparoscopic and open approaches to diseases of the colon including diverticulitis and cancer, abdominal hernia, incisional hernia repair including laparoscopic and open reconstruction, laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair, general surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/25/2018, Dr. Bencsath has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

157 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

when I compared Dr. Benscath's approach compared to my local physicians I was astounded at his thoroughness.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Extremely positive experience. Dr Benscath was a good listener professional unhurried and offered a solution to my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Bencsath performed an emergency appendectomy on me. I was out of the hospital and walking around that day. All I have left to remember the emergency room visit and ensuing operation are 3 small scars -- and, thankfully, no pain. Clearly the man is skilled. But he is not only a gifted surgeon, his manners are impeccable. I was so out of it when I went in for my surgery that it would have taken exceptionally amazing manners for me to even notice them -- and he had just that kind. He is as smooth as Carey Grant! And his incisions are precise and healed well. I have not been overly impressed by Cleveland Clinic in the past (having moved here from DC and having left behind some impressive physicians.) But Dr. Bencsath has gone a long way in repairing my image of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I was very impressed with every aspect of my appointment all the staff was very helpful and courteous and the Dr did a awesome job explaining thing and answering my questions

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I was very pleased with my surgery and highly recommend Dr. Benscath for anyone wanting to get Bariatric surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I didn't feel any connection with this doctor whatsoever, no special interest of my problem or condition shown...a very mechanical behavior in my opinion.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr Benscath was intelligent, courteous, knowledgeable about my rare condition, sensitive to me reactions, and very professional. He knew what he was doing

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Overall very good experience!The doctor was very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. was very informative and straight forward with me .

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr Benscath and his staff so very nice and caring. We are glad to have him as our doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

The staff was very professional and extremely courteous And the Doctor was extremely very helpful and very knowledgeable Just very nice too.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

super wonderful terrific Dr. very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

The doctor was very pleasant and had a good sense of humor and made the appointment enjoyable.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

the doctor had a very calm demeanor as he described what was needed which made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

I arrived early and Dr was able to see me early GREAT.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

so very happy with Dr Benscath and his staff. Always available and so very pleasant and accommodating. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

the only problem I had was I had approval from insurance and received letter from the clinic saying the office would contact me to schedule in 7 days, well no one contacted me. I had to contact them to schedule my surgery. very unorganized. I have heard that this is a normal occurrence for this girl who schedules surgeries. I love the rest of the office and love dr Benscath. no other issues.

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