Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Acute Care Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Benign Tumor Surgery
- Bile Duct Exploration
- Biliary Surgery
- Collagen Injections
- Colon Surgery
- Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
- Debridement of Skin and Wound
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Fecal Diversion
- Gallstones Laparoscopic Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- General Surgery
- GERD Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Intestinal Stomas
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Nissen Fundoplication
- Open Inguinal and Abdominal Hernia Repair
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Abscess
- Abdominal Hernia
- Abdominal Pain
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Bile Duct Obstruction
- Bile Duct Stones
- Biliary Tract Disease
- Breast Abscess
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Colon Diseases
- Crohn's Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- Hiatal Hernia
- Infected Wounds
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Intestinal Fistula
- Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
- Large Bowel Cancer
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Radiation Enteritis
- Sebaceous Cysts
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Conditions
- Skin Lesions
- Soft Tissue Masses
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of North Carolina Health Care System
Chapel Hill, NC USA
Medical Education - University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - Auburn University
Auburn University, AL USA
- Surgery - General Surgery
Awards & Honors
- Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas
Research & Publications
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173 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern
|Patient Rating of Doctor
20 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024
Very informative , the doctor listened to my concerns and immediately took care of my needs
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023
I have no complaints. Dr. Khandelwahl is the best along with her staff.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023
Dr. Khadelwal was very nice. She answered all of my questions and explained everything to me. Her nurse was excellent as well.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023
Dr. Khandelwal was absolutely wonderful! From the moment I first met her she made me feel at ease. And that continued through the day of my procedure and through my follow up. I would definitely recommend her!
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023
Dr. K is an awesome doctor, surgeon and person!
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2023
Dr. Kamdalwahl is amazing. This was my third surgery with her.
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023
Cleveland Clinic has always been great to myself and my family! I appreciate you all so much. Dr K and her staff are amazing
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023
Dr K listened, gave great reassurance, and was there the entire process. So blessed to have found a Dr like her
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023
As stated before, doctor was great
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023
Dr Khandelwal is one of my favorite doctors...she listens to your concerns and gives you options which is really nice
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023
I'm blessed to have found such excellent care.Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal was excellent in all manner!
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023
DR. Khandelwal went over everything that she needed to do and why . She also gave me paper work to take with me for pre-operative information sheet.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023
A very good experience. I had all of my questions answered and my doctor took a lot of time spending time with me during the visit. I felt very comfortable on next steps when I left.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023
I was so appreciative of the thoughtful care Dr Khandelwal provided for me. When I was essentially dismissed by my own doctor, Dr Khandelwal was very patient, listened carefully, and offered several diagnoses to consider, and mentioned how she would evaluate each consideration. She is a WONDERFUL doctor! I am so glad my consultation was with HER! Whether surgery is required or not, I am so grateful that she will be making the decision with me. She really is the best!
Reviewed on May 30, 2023
I am very impressed with my surgery under her care.
Reviewed on May 23, 2023
Dr. Khandelwal is efficient and has communication skills on a par with her excellent surgical skills/experience. I have been told I am lucky to have access to her services.
Reviewed on May 17, 2023
Very good doctor. Listened and I believe she understand my concerns and is diligently looking into it
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023
This doctor and her team saved my life! They are all excellent!
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023
THE DOCTOR WAS VERY THOROUGH AND VERY HELPFUL
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023
Dr Khendalwal did not rush my visit. She made sure I was her first priority and made me feel at ease.
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