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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 Surgery
  • Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • 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 Cancer Management and Treatment
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Weight Loss Surgery
View all 41 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate - Rhodes College
Memphis, TN


  • 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

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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 5/1/2024, Dr. Bencsath has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

164 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Outstanding Physician. Took time to explain, in detail, what options were available in my treatment . If I choose surgery, I would not hesitate using him.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Was seen on time. Surgeon was able to identifying a hernia that wasn't found by the radiologist or Gastro doctor in Erie, PA. I am very thankful.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Doctor was very clear and concise with his explanations.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Bencsath and his team are exceptional. They were patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. I felt very comfortable with his staff and Dr. Bencsath Is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

The doctor was very knowledgeable as well as personable, which I could find in all the doctors I see.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

First impressions go a long way and this Dr knocked it out of the box!! Very understanding, thorough, answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

I love Dr. Bencsath. He has been wonderful. My surgery and corresponding results could not have been better.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

One of the best doctors I've ever been to.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I am very thankful for having a caring and kind provider. He cares for his patients and takes time to listen to their needs. I am forever grateful that he has changed my life and appreciate all the he has done for me.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Benscath is an extraordinary physician. I especially appreciated in this visit that he noted that Cleveland clinic. Test result Scales are different than those reported on tests by UH, thus were not comparing apples to apples.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Benscath was amazing. He was friendly, listened and ease any concerns about scheduled surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Bencsath is kind and caring. He explained my condition and the treatment thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

The doctor listen to me and we worked together to decide what plan of care worked best for me.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Excellent Doctor ! One of the Best !!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr.Benscath was friendly, efficient and attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I have worked with Dr B before. He's great. I appreciate his efforts and communication. An asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I'd recommend Dr B to all friends and family. Excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Bencsath is excellent. Answered all all my questions.

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 7, 2023

Excellent treatment from the physicians.

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!!

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