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
View all 39 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
  • 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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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


  • 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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As of 12/4/2019, 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

129 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Bencsath was a caring person and explain everything what was going to happen before my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Bencsath office is great

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

dr B is a wonderful doc

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Bencsath took the time to listen to me and was very thorough. He was also very pleasant.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

I was very impressed and my doctor made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

*Dr. Rencsath and his staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I had this doctor once before and was very happy to be able to get him again

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Very good experience, Dr. Bencsath always listens to my concerns and explores every possibility.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Bencsath is great. Very professional, but also personable. I can joke around with him, and he takes it in good stride. I absolutely trust him with my life. I appreciate so much all he has done, and continues to do to make sure I have the best outcome possible.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

dr was wonderful, well mannered, very thoughtful and kind to my family and i

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. was extremely nice, personable, and illicited questions from me to ensure I understood the procedure. He took time to explain procedures, details, not rushing me to finish the appt. He was clear on answering questions asked.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

dr. Bencsath took the time to review my medical record and the CT scan i had done 2 years ago. he explained the blood flow through the veins and how it collects in the groin area. he is very compassionate and caring and has a sense of humor too. i would highly recommend dr. Bencsath and already did to a friend of mine

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 .

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