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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Collagen Injections
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gallstones Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • Splenectomy
View all 43 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Infected Wounds
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Large Bowel (Intestinal) Obstruction
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Lipoma
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Lesions
  • Soft Tissue Masses
View all 38 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of North Carolina Health Care System
General Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Medical Education - University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate - Auburn University
Auburn, AL


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Cathleen Khandelwal, 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 1/1/2024, Dr. Khandelwal 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

193 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Both My wife and I see Maureen and we're comfortable and confident in her care and treatment

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

The Doctor was great

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Doctor was amazing, everyone after my procedure on 4/1/24 were very respectful

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Khandelwal is a very caring and dedicated surgeon and I was very pleased with my appointment with her

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Care provider seemed to be in tune

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr K was great, she always had my best interest health and safety in mind while providing excellent and professional care. I am very happy I chose to go to Fairview Hospital ER to have my condition checked out. Dr K should be commended for the Professional way she conducts herself while caring for her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Very pleased with Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

It is easy to get appointments with Dr Khandelwal

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!

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