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Department Gynecologic Oncology
Primary Location CC Florida Weston
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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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)

Undergraduate - Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Includes Pre medical and medical school
Lima, Peru

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

Professional Highlights

  • Board Certified Gynecologic Oncology


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

See publications for Joel Cardenas Goicoechea, MD, MBA.

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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 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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* 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

294 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

67 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Your office is compassionate & professional. We were unable to make the "zoom" work. I was on the edge of panic. They calmed me down & reassured me. Wonderful! My phone visit with the Dr was beyond excellent. He was kind & compassionate while remaining professional; explaining everything in detail

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I will recommend Dr. Cardenas to anyone who needs the kind of speciality care he provides.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is an excellent physician, cares about the patient and treated me with the respect and dignity I deserve. Thank you so much!!!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Loved the famous Dr Cardenas!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr.Cardenas always answers my concerns and provides a continuous plan with follow up appointments. Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Cardenas and PA Kasey are excellent

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Cardinals is professional, caring and would give him a score of 10- the bestHe is punctual and always on time, explains everything and answers all my questions with courtesy and soft spoken. I was very pleased with him!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Highly recommend Dr Cardinas and the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Julia R. has been stellar in getting back to any communications sent. I'm so impressed with her professionalism and sense of urgency. I feel the same about Dr. Cardenas's PA, Kasey. She always gets back to me quickly and is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is an excellent physician, he is kind and caring, and takes time to answer any questions I have.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is Amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Cardenas is a wonderful physician with a fine staff.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Great Dr and Great staff

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. C was very patient answered any questions I had. My daughter was present and she was very impressed with how he presented his findings and made sure you understood everything he said.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr Cardenas is the best and most caring Doctor I ever meet. He is really concern about the patients well being. He saved my life. And I'm in debt with him forever. God bless him and his family.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr Cardenas has the best bedside manner he is always concerned about your health and if you have a procedure or surgery he will explain the whole process and he is very supportive.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Absolutely the best, from beginning to end. Such a kind respectful Doctor with an amazing skill set. The facility was also amazing in every way!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr Cardenas answered my questions and was very professional

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is a very caring doctor. He explained my CT scan results and the surgery I needed. He took his time with my exam and answered all questions. He has a wonderful bedside manner I feel he is a very accomplished surgeon. I recommend him highly as a GYN/Oncologist. He is a very positive and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Cardenas was assigned to me because Dr. Mora was ill. I was very disappointed to be assigned a male doctor. But I have to say I am very pleased with the care he has provided me. He recognized my anxiety and completely put me at ease. He has been amazing post op and I am glad he is my doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Cardenas is an amazing surgeon and care provider. After successfully doing my hysterectomy, from which I recovered quickly, his follow-ups to be sure no cancer remained or had spread were extremely thorough. His professionalism and care were excellent. His PAs also provided great follow-up.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Cardenas and Kasey are both very very nice. They answered all my questions whenever I asked, and since the very beginning when I met them, I have felt very comfortable with both of them. major surgery and they both put me at ease for it. I couldn't ask for a better team.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

All staff that assisted me that day were all great, caring, professional and listened and answered all my questions. Thank you Dr. J. Cardenas and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Every nurse doctor xray technicianWere very kind and helpful

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

This survey should have a 10 for Dr. Cardenas. I'm so very impressed with his treatment plan, sense of urgency and just general concern for what is medically going on with me. I'm so blown-away-impressed. I could not emphasize it enough. His staff Lori and Julia have shown the same sense of urgency and care. I'm so happy and overwhelmed by the doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

The doctor was very kind and l felt as if l got really great care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

I felt that Dr Cardenas has true concern for my well being and recovery

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Great office staff and awesome doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I was very pleased with the way my appointment went. Information about my surgery was given and all my questions were answered. We liked our Doctor and he was not in a hurry.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Would recommend my doctor to family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr Cardenas and his staff are very through,and kind.Everything was explained very well. I would recommend them to anyone!

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