Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Pancreas Clinic
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Cancer - Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
View all 7 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Flexible Surgical Endoscopy
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Endoscopy Upper gastrointestinal surgery Hepato-pancreato-biliary 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 11/14/2018, Dr. El-Hayek 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

123 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

loved the fact that there was no waiting after checking in. Dr was prompt and on time. I felt he spent quality time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

We love Dr. El Hayek.....

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Extremely pleased with *Dr. El-Hayek!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

The doctor convinced me that I was in good hands and that my best chance of remission is to follow his instructions exactly.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. El-Hayek was able to explain everything I didn't understand in a way I could. I felt comfortable that him and his team were qualified to do what I needed to be done.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

dr el hayek was very knowledgeable and we had great confidence in his expertise. he was also compassionate and concerned that we had all the information. he took initiative to ask dr estfan to see us since we were out of town. dr estfan confirmed diagnosis and took time with us at last minute at end of his busy day. the news was sad but we avoided painful and unnecessary surgery thanks to these two doctors and to radiology reading by dr mark Baker. we are very grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. El-Hayek and the Cleveland Clinic and this procedure to other people. Thank you for the awesome and amazing care.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr El-Hyak is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

I was at another clinic and Dr El Hayek squeezed me into his schedule same day so I wouldn't have to drive to Cleveland for a consultation when I live far away

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr El Hayek was the first surgeon I've seen for my issue who wanted to do more testing to confirm my diagnosis instead of jumping right into a potentially unnecessary surgery. I have a lot of respect for that

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

*Dr. El-Hayek was great w/ answering my questions during visit, but I later found out that there were certain things he did not inform me about (potential of intense shoulder pain in days after procedure, diet-related things, etc.).

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

I came to see Dr. El-Hayak for a specific condition and he answered all my questions and gave me all the needed information to make my decision about surgery. I would recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

doctor is one of the best providers I have ever had

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Kevin El'Hayek was very nice for my first meeting

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

The purpose of the appointment was introductory and assessment of my readiness for surgery. Dr. El-Hayek was friendly, personable, easy to talk to, and very informative. My wife and I liked him a lot, and we felt very comfortable and confident in his care. He will be performing "hipek" chemotherapy during my upcoming surgery in February.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

No complaints. Treatment explained by doctor before hospitalization.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

*Dr. El Hayek and his staff very attentive and visited frequently.

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