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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Achalasia Diagnosis and Treatment
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Groin Pain
  • Hernia - Incisional
  • Hernia - Paraesophageal
  • Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Lipoma
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About Ajita Prabhu, MD

Dr. Prabhu was born and raised in South Carolina, where she completed her undergraduate and medical school.  She then moved to Portland, Maine, where she completed 5 years of general surgery residency training at Maine Medical Center, followed by 2 years of fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  After 2 years of private practice in Denver, Colorado, she was recruited to academic practice in Cleveland.  Currently, she practices general surgery at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and has a special interest in abdominal wall reconstruction and mesh-related complications.  Additionally, she is exploring the utility of robotics in hernia surgery and is very involved in surgical education within the general surgery residency program.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Carolinas Medical Center
General Surgery
Charlotte, NC

Residency - Maine Medical Center
General Surgery
Portland, ME

Medical Education - University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Undergraduate - University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Additional Training

  • Fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Teaching Award at University Hospitals Case Medical Center 2014-2015
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 2/13/2024, Dr. Prabhu has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

143 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr Prabhu and staff are top professionals. They exceeded my already high expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Prabu was a great active listener. She was patient, clear during all discussions and made me feel that I mattered. I'm grateful for the level of care she provided.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Doctors were all excellent, respectful, informative.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

This doctor is an amazing doctor. I have complete trust in her. Explains what she will do and cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Prabu was absolutely wonderful. Thankful she was able to see me!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Prabu is the best! Thankful for her!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Prahbu has cared for me for 2 years. I came to see her from another state after researching surgeons for a few years. Her bedside manner is top notch, the surgery she performed changed my life for the better. She literally gave me my life back, I had difficulty walking and standing prior to surgery. The residents that work along side her were also very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

The schedule department is slow and sometimes it's like you have to do there job for them it's sooooo hard to get a reasonable appointment with Cleveland Clinic and this is one of the reasons along with customer service I stay with UH if dr Prabu was still at UH i'm sorry I would not use cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Love Prabu followed her from UH only doctor I will let do my surgery!!!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

*Dr. Prabhu and her staff are wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Love Cleveland Clinic !! There is nothing, in my opinion that has me disappointed. Love My Dr. She has compassion and knowledge of her job and how people feel. And the staff is always courteous and respectful. Thank you Dr. And Staff for changing my life for the better. God Bless you all !

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I always recommend Cleveland Clinic and my Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Prabhu is amazing...kind, caring & passionate about her job & providing great care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Prabhu is a very caring surgeon and always discuses possible risks/factors with my treatment

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr.Prabhu is wonderful. Her team is always kind and caring

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2023

I loved the care I received from my doctors

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

She is a wonderful, compassionate doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Great doctor!

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