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Department Gynecologic Oncology
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy of Pelvis
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Radical Tumor Debulking
  • Radical Vulvectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Gynecologic Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy
  • Robotic Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Robotic Oncology
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND)
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Section of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma of the Uterus
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Mass
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yolk Sac Tumor
View all 13 Specialties +


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Biography Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fellowship Gynecologic Oncologist
New York, NY USA

Residency - Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - Pennsylvania Hospital
Obstetrics and gynecology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru)
Class 1992-1993
LIMA, Peru (Archived)

Graduate School - University of Florida
Master in Business Administration
Gainesville, FL USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certified Gynecologic Oncology


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

Specialty Interests

Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Radical and Complex Gynecologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/22/2023, Dr. Cardenas Goicoechea 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

246 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

I was very comfortable talking to the doctor and it was very informative.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Cardenas Is a great doctor very knowledgeable wonderful bed side manner makes you feel at ease & confident in what he does highly recommend him !!! Very impressed w/ the hospital & staff as well

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Cardenas is an excellent professional who handled my care with great knowledge and compassion. Even before my surgery he and his team explained procedures clearly and made my mother who was also with me feel very welcomed and cared for. He Is an excellent credit to Weston Hospital.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

I love Dr. Cardenas, so professional and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Cardenas is always kind, respectful and informative. He is a gem.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

The doctor was very nice and explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Very courteous and caring doctor

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr Cardenas was excellent - explained things very well and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Cardenas is wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable and excellent surgeon

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Cardenas is extremely nice and informative.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Excellent dr. coordination for my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Thorough, care doctor

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Both Dr. Cardenas and his PA, Kasey Knoll were as usual, wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Excellent very nice Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Video on time. Dr. Answered all questions.Good

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Cardenes was very good about explaining all factors and I was able to agree with his recommendations

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr.Cardenas explained why he wanted to do the biopsies and that he would do them right away after paperwork was completed. I live over 2 hours away from the hospital so having him do the procedure right then was wonderful. I like him very much and feel very comfortable with him. He puts me an ease with everything he does. These exams are usually uncomfortable but he make you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Good coordination between doctor and nurse so there was no lag in the procedure and it ran were smoothly.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I would recommend Dr Cardenas to anyone needing any female surgery. Very kind and understanding of my fear of surgery. Took me through everything thoroughly twice because I needed to be put at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is an excellent doctor and so is his staff

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is a doctor that cares about his patientients, he's an excellent doctor and always providing polite, respectful and empathetic. I already recommended him to other friends I know.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Cardenas is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr. Cardenas was amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I was told by my Dr. In Vero that I would be getting a call from Dr. Cardenas office in a few days and it actually happened in less than 1 hour!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I understand the need and great convenience of video visits but speaking with someone in person just feels better. Compassion is conveyed better in person where you can actually look into the person's eyes. Under the circumstances Dr. Cardenas did a wonderful job putting me at ease with regard to my surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Cardenas goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Cardenas and his staff were all courteous and professional. I felt very comfortable and secure in anticipating a good outcome.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Cardenas Is the best I highly recommend

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Cardeans is the best dr I have ever had. He took such good care or me and my family.He goes above and beyond to fight for me as a patient to make sure I got the best care ever.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is very respectful, knowledgeable and has an excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

*Dr. Cardenas & *Kasey Knoll were amazing 10/10 respect & professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Doctor is compassionate and very informative. Willingness to listen sincerely.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Cardenas explained everything to my satisfaction and the possibility of additional surgery if needed.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I live in Fort Pierce so going to Westin to see the specialist is a 2 hour drive. Since Dr. Cardenas is so personal and caring I don't mind making the trip. He explains everything in a confident way so you feel at ease even if the situation isn't what you want to hear

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

He is a amazing doctor and surgeon

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Cardenas and his PA were an amazing team!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Cardenas always handles me with great care and concern, which always sets my mind at ease. The nurse handled me well also.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

The Dr. Is a very kind person that takes the time to explain any issue I might have.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Cardenas is an angel, he was very thorough on his recommendation and description of treatment to follow. My husband and I appreciated his care and human warmth. Thank you Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

He is a wonderful doctor, always on time and pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Cardonas was very and helpful ,he answer all my questions.very kind .

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Cardenas is one of the most personable doctors. He cares about you as person, listen and answer your questions and make sure you understand his answers.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Cardenas is so thoughtful and caring. He also explains things clearly with easy to understand choices for treatment

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Excellent Dr. Very caring and compassionate and a great bedside manner

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

May blessings be bestowed upon Dr. Cardenas, his esteemed team, and their families for their unwavering commitment to the well-being of their patients.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr.Cardenas is the absolute best.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Very happy with the care of Dr. Cardenas!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I am totally happy with the care from Dr. Cardenas. He explained everything .

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Cardenas provided me excellent care through my journey from diagnosis, surgery and recovery. I am so very thankful to him and his staff, especially his PA, Kasey. Both provided such compassion and encouragement to me throughout the entire process.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

The Doctor is wonderful. This was my last postnoffice visit with him. He is gentle, understanding, and very approachable. He made me feel like I was patient #1!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Joel Cardenas is an amazing physician who helped save my life! He is very skilled knowledgeable and he exemplifies with all the values I was looking for in a physician. He is a tremendous asset to my health recovery and I trust him immensely. His bedside manner is impeccable and he is very calm cool and collective and makes sure you understand everything and puts you at ease. His professionalism and care were excellent. I will definitely refer him to anyone in need. My family was also impressed when meeting him and his staff especially Kasey. Doctor Cardenas thank you again for your determination, commitment and kindness. You are a Rock Star!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

As I mention previously dr Joel Cardenas is excellent Dr very professional, knowledgeable. Caring and trusting.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr Cardenas is the best. I owe him to stay alive God bless my Doctor. He is an Angel.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr.J.Cardenas is the best Dr. He is professional he is kind he goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. You can ask for a better doctor Dr. Cardenas you are the best keep up the good work.

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