Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
- Acute Care Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
- 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
- Fecal Diversion
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- General Surgery
- GERD Surgery
- Hernia Open Repair Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Intestinal Stomas
- Intestinal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Antireflux 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
- Breast Abscess
- Carcinoid Syndrome
- Colon Diseases
- Crohn's Disease
- Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal Malignancies
- GI Bleeding
- Hiatal Hernia
- Infected Wounds
- Inguinal Hernia
- Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
- Intestinal Fistulae
- 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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116 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||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022
The young doctor (a short young woman) was caring and listened to my concerns.
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022
Besides being an excellent surgeon, Dr. Khandelwal is very caring and takes time to listen. The visit was quick, but we never felt rushed. She answered all our questions and was very encouraging concerning my husband's recovery.
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022
Dr.K was positive and encouraging. Liked her a lot
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022
I had problems w/my surgery - Leaking of my incision, ER, visit, numerous infections - Her office staff ALWAYS got me in quickly to see *Dr. Khandelwal.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022
I believe, my initiative for personal care provided a prime specimen for Doctor Cathleen M Khandelwal professional expertise of medicine.
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022
Very good experience and the doctor is the first time meeting her and she was very nice and made me comfortable.
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022
Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022
Dr Daniel exceptional and surgeon dr khandeleal
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021
I went in the hospital in bad condition; Doctor Khandelwal, experience in the problem has saved my life at the potential of full ability to grow athletically and thrive in the workforce, Thank You, Richard D Meyer Jr.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021
Dr Khandelwal is the best!
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021
Dr Khandeliwal was attentive and discussed the procedure I asked about in easy to understand language She answered every question and asked me if I had any additional questions before she left my examI felt confident of her ability and also great respect for her knowledge of my procedure
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021
Dr Khandelwal was caring and listened I had met her three years before and returned to her because I had confidence and liked her demeanor She is doing my surgery because she made a great first and second impression on me
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021
Dr Khandelwal is outstanding. Answers questions, listens well, takes time with the patient.
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