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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
  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biopsies
  • Colectomy
  • Collagen Injections
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery
View all 45 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Breast Abscess
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • GI Bleeding
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Infected Wounds
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • 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 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

Research & Publications

See publications for Cathleen Khandelwal, MD.

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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 10/8/2020, 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

137 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

kind and patient physician

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

felt dr. was taking good care of me & nurses at hospital did a good job as well

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Khandelwal is excellent. I have had some problems with my surgery, and she gives me options and wants to know what I think about the options. She is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Khandelwal and her staff work very well together.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Doctor Khandelwal is great. Lets you know what is going on with your problem and that she cares how you do. I have been very confident of her ability for two recent surgeries.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

best Doctor I ever had

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I definitely like Dr. Khandeluwal's professional manner and friendliness. Not to mention that I am totally confident in her skill

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Khandelwal was extremely professional, informative, and not rushed. Great bed side manner!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Khandelwal was awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

*Dr. Swerchousky was great with the nerve blocker and explaining it.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

felt very secure in the doctors care, and already recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr was amazing

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Khandelwal is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I saw Dr. Khandelwal in a timely manner, I did not have to wait long at all. Dr. Khandelwal listens and does not seem to be rushing to get to the next patient, which is very important to me. Also, she doesn't spend all her time looking at a computer while she is with me, another huge positive which makes her stand out from many, many other doctors!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Khandelwal is first-rate. Please see my first comment, as I answered this in that section, thinking that the survey was finished.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

*Dr. Khandelwal and her team were caring, professional, and skilled at their work. They listened and responded. They actually looked at me, not at a computer screen!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

absolutely loved the Doctor wish she was a primary doctor...

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

it was a 5 to 8 minute appointment with this doctor. she asked why I wanted to be seen. I told her she said stand up let me see and her advice was to lose 20 more pounds and we will see you in 2 months. in the meantime go back to your doctor that did xrays 6 years ago and have them send them here. no info as to who and where to send them and she didnt even weigh me so how will she know I lost 20 lbs. I felt this doctor didnt want to be bothered with my issue so she will see me later in 2 months. my primary doctor sent me to this surgeon to finally get hernias removed that I have had for 5 years and are now causing alot of pain. I will be seeking treatment from a doctor that cares to help an issue or at least spend a little more time to figure out options besides lose weight. lose weight when she doesnt even know how much I weigh. biggest waste of money for this visit! how can you base any condition by looking at 6 year old xrays done by another hospital. this condition has worsened since those xrays were taken. i am a self pay patient and this was a big waste.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

the doctor explained everything and did an exam. together we decided on a plan of treatment

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr was courteous and friendly, she answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable and confident when I left.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

efficient operation, getting in and out timely. Dr. was caring and suggested diagnostics.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I love this office!!! Amazing friendly staff!! I never have to wait in waiting room for my appt. Dr.Khandelwal is amazing and described procedure perfectly. She made sure I had no more questions and made me feel comfortable about having surgery. She is the best! Mary who briefed me on my surgery was awesome!!!

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