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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

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

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

Certifications

  • 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 10/14/2021, 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

169 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

An excellent Doctor

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr. Bencsath was kind, caring, compassionate and understanding. He listened (without interruption), explained things well in a way that made it easy to understand and included me in the decision-making process.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr. Bencsath and his team. Even after the visit, they have been very responsive to my calls and MyChart messages regarding tests and next steps. Excellent overall experience.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr. Bencsath and his staff are incredibly fine physicians, and kind and caring people

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

The doctor did a great job on my bariatric sleeve surgery.I losted 85 lbs.and at my goal weight.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Bencshat is a wonderful caring professional doctor he has operated on me numerous times and had very successful results I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Staff and doctor prompt and polite, excellent advice and decsription of procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Benscaht is the best. Very patient kind and caring

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Bencsath and his staff are the kindest around

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

First time visiting this DR. I loved him. Very attentive to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

I highly recommend Dr. Bencsath

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

The doctor was great! Made sure what the real problem was. Very encouraging.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and kind! Dr. Benscath explained things to me in detail, and was so very kind! I have full confidence In him for my upcoming hernia operation!

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.

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