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

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Operations
  • 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
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery with Focus on Reflux Disease
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis
  • 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
View all 34 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/14/2021, 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

195 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr.Kalman P Bencsath displayed very good bedside manners. He explained all recommended options to me.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. B was great!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Excellent experience with this doctor and his office

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Doctor Benschat was Great

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Doc is great. Doesn't mess around. Gets to the point. I like him and thought myself fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Li from anesthesiology was a GREAT doctor. Very easy to feel comfortable with him.Dr. Bencsath is the best surgeon. Everything went as said.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

There were many residents and physicians that kept me well informed. Dr. Bencsath was very caring and answered all of my questions

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Bencsath answered every question I had and expalined in detail what my problem was. He was kind and caring. One of the best doctors I've had in the Clinic system and would recommend him to all.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

The doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

The doctor also was considerate of my hearing loss and made sure I understood everything we were talking about. He took his time to listen to my pain issue and made check (exam) to make sure everything was ok. Once again very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

high confidence in Dr Bencsath

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. BencSeth was very patient and thorough. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions as thoroughly as he could, even stating when he didn't know the answer. I have my surgery scheduled with him.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Bencsath is the most compassionate Dr I have ever dealt with. He is a 5 Star Dr for sure.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

my experience with this doctor was excellent!!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Bencsath was excellent! He listened and was a kind, professional person. I trusted his opinion.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I felt like the doctor rushed me. He didn't give me alternative options for pain management when surgery wasn't an option. I felt like I had been anticipating surgery to repair a hernia and torn muscles and he said the hernia was smaller without even looking at my chart from 6 months prior. He also didn't address my muscle tear. I wasn't please with the care at all. I would like another opinion from another physician.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I feel the doctor could have gave me a printout of my weight-loss Journey for the last 4 years and it really kind of tell me what his next recommendation would be for me

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I was very happy with this doctor the first time I've been to see him he answered all my questions and make me understand the problem he was very professional very polite

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Was a good positive experience with Dr. Bencsath

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

dr Bencsath is an excellent doctor/surgeon. I was very satisfied.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

It was a very positive experience. The doctor was extremely patient, knowledgeable, forthright, and helpful by explaining every aspect of the diagnosis and prognosis. He alleviated my anxiety and set forth a plan for my treatment that was positive and productive.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Bencsath was excellent in his listening to my issues and explaining the medical implications, the diagnostic options, and the treatment options depending on further diagnostics.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

The Dr and his staff were very professional and empathetic.

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