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 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 11/12/2020, 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

134 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

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 19, 2020

The Dr and his staff were very professional and empathetic.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Bencsath is an excellent physician and takes his time answering questions and explaining the procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Jennifer at the appointment desk was so kind and helpful to squeeze me in. She went above and beyond to help. Dr. Bencsath was outstanding. He was very professional and he explained what he needed to do and why with an empathetic tone. He also was very precise and gave very clear follow up directions. I have had many surgeries from accidents etc and he gets top marks.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I was impressed that the doctor had familarized himself wth my heathcare experiences as I have had several serious surgeries in the past.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I plan on having this doctor perform my surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

my experience was very easy. my providers worked well together you could tell they were all on the same page. I have nothing negative to say about any of the care I was given. their professionalism and the way they cared for me is priceless.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

The Cleveland clinic is top notch in my book. Everyone seemed to know what was going on and it was an easy experience. I would recommend my Doctor and his team to everyone looking for this procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I really enjoyed meeting my doctor, it was a very positive experience.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Bencsath office so pleasant and accommodating.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Bencsath is so thorough. Genuinely takes time addressing issues. Very personable. Truly one of a kind. Need more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Yes this doctor was excellent in explaining information and setting my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

The doctor was very professional, listen attentively, respectful and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr.Bencsath is very knowledgeable,he answered all my questions. Explained the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Excellent. Dr. Benscat was a second opinion and if I have the surgery it will be with him and not the surgeon from another hospital that I saw first.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I liked Dr. Bencsath. He's very pleasant and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

dr was awesome I feel fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Bencsath and his staff were courteous and respectful relating to this difficult time for me

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

The lady that scheduled my appointment was so nice and she was very helpful. She took the time to help research a doctor that could help me. I called on the weekend and actually talked to a live person. I can't say how much I appreciated that.

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.

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