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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital


Additional Locations

General Surgery

Mentor Hospital

8300 Norton Parkway
Mentor, OH 44060

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Operations
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery with Focus on Reflux Disease
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Second Opinion
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 43 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • 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
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 33 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Rhodes College
Memphis, TN USA

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, OH USA


  • Surgery - General 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 gallbladder, laparoscopic splenectomy and solid organ surgery, 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

See publications for Kalman Bencsath, MD.

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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 10/26/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

188 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Surgeon Dr. Bencsath, was amazing! My ER MD was also not rushed, informative and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

This so far as been a wonderful experience with Dr. Bencsath and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

I think Dr. Benscath is an extraordinary physician. His empathy is extraordinary and alway takes time to explain.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Wonderful experience with Dr Benscath.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

He was awesome Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Best provider I've encountered in years!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr B is very personable and thorough. He does a great job.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Benscath and staff are awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

One of the most respectful doctors I have seen!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

It is hard to find the adequate words for describing how grateful I am for Dr Bencsath's care recently. Despite his phenomenally busy schedule, he arranged TWO phone conversations with my son and me the other week. He was patient, prepared, empathetic and attentive. He listened patiently and with keen precision, he responded to our concerns and questions. I am extraordinarily grateful and impressed.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

The doctor did a great job of explaining the options I had. He was articulate, patient and professional.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

He is a cool and awesome. Dr.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I am so happy to have this provider Dr Bencsath as my doctor/surgeon. He is very thoughtful and understanding. He listened to my past experiences and how bad they were. He was very thorough and explained to me about the steps and procedures that may have to be done. He has a amazing bedside manner and even my daughter in law who was with me, really liked him. I am very satisfied with my provider.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

My Husband had surgery from this Dr. He is a fantastic surgeon and very empathetic.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Top notch. Hands down best Dr and staff I've ever met.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Bencsath is fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Good doc he seemed to actually care

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr was attentive to questions and informative with respect to answers.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

How wonderful it was to be examined by a physician who was professional, personal and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Bencsath was kind, considerate and explained everything calmly so I was completely comfortable

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

All three care providers were great.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Benscath is one of the best healthcare providers I have ever dealt with. He was concerned and answered all questions. He was great.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Doctor very nice

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Great experience! Dr. Kalman Bencsath was very helpful and knowledgeable. However, nobody called me to schedule the procedure! If I did receive a call, nobody left me a voicemail. I'd like to schedule the surgery. However, besides the scheduling, everything was perfect.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr. B is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Doctor Benech was gentle and relaxed and explained everything beforehand. His calm presence was reassuring.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

My appointment with Dr. Bencsath was absolutely ideal. He was patient, engaged, and genuine. Even though my medical concern was graver than I expected, and the treatment significantly more complicated, his warm, matter-of-fact delivery of this news kept me grounded and calm. Dr. Bencsath's expertise was readily apparent, and by the time I left I had no doubts that the procedure he suggested was both necessary and prudent.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Benscath. Is the best Always patient kind and caring

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