Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD

Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Arizona

Phoenix - Neurology5777 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Bendok is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Bendok's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bendok

4.8

Based on 32 ratings

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Dr. Bendok is an excellent physician and surgeon. When I was diagnosed with a cyst on my brain, suddenly I lost everything. I am a professor at a large university, and suddenly my classes and students were taken away and I was admitted to ICU. I came to Mayo from work for routine tests but the last test was a MRI. I met Dr. Kristna first when I was in the ER and Dr. Bendok while I was in ICU. Although my world seemed to be ending Dr. Bendok gave me hope. Dr. Bendok and Dr. Kristna performed the surgery and I was discharged the next day. I had no complications and I continue to see Dr. Bendok today, 6 years later. I recommend him not only because of his expert skills as a neurosurgeon, but also how he interacts with his patients with compassion and encouragement. He has an excellent team and they work together to manage the care of his patients to obtain positive health outcomes. Yes I am still here teaching 6 years later. I am so grateful that he was instrumental in saving my life.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 14, 2021
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I would absolutely recommend Dr Bendok & team performed an embolization and right frontal craniotomy for microsurgical resection of complex arteriovenous malformation. I could not ask for a better team of doctors and nurses. Extremely professional, unbeleivable bedside manners and was able to explain everything so that i understood what my diagnoses and treatment plans were.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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3 people found this helpful
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Alishia Kennedy – Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Bendok is an incredibly gifted surgeon and kind man. He saved my life. A few months ago they found an AVM in my head and I had to get it removed or it would have killed me. Dr. Bendok and his staff got me in right away and were kind, supportive and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He made me feel safe and comforted going in to a tricky surgeon. He completely removed my AVM and saved my life. It was a privilege having him be my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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11 people found this helpful
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Mollie in las vegas – Feb 21, 2018
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I am a very unique case as I have been told by many. Dr. Bendok went above and beyond to help figure out what is going on, after many test and some trial treatments things are looking up although I will not get my sight back not due to anything he could fix. I figure at some time I will be seeing him again and I will be glad it is him at the other end of my repairs. Thank you He is your man to see if no one else can fix you. Dr Mithun also assisted and is a great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Lorna in Kalispell, MT – Jun 02, 2017
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Dr. Bendok and Dr. Zimmerman at Mayo Clinic saved my life and clipped my aneurysm just in time before it ruptured. I am on day 7 of recovery, and I am so grateful to them for the extra thought and care they put into deciding how to go about the surgery. They got me in right away and did open brain surgery. I'm 45 & feel blessed to be alive and well and pray I never get anything like this again. The Mayo clinic is filled with wonderful doctors & nurses & they took great care of me-Thank You!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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11 people found this helpful
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Kacie in Tempe, AZ – Apr 19, 2017
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Dr. Bendok was a wonderful, knowledgeable , pleasant addition to our team of healthcare providers at the mayo clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 12, 2016
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Dr. Bendok's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bendok treats Meningiomas more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bendok treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bendok performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bendok performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bendok treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bendok treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bendok's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Facet Block
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nasoalveolar Molding
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurovascular Conditions
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Bendok accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
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Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Evanston Hospital
Residency Hospital
Wayne State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Awards

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What are Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bendok frequently treats Meningiomas, Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bendok treats.

Where is Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD's office located?

Dr. Bendok's office is located at 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD speak?

Dr. Bendok speaks Chinese, Cantonese and English. View profile to see all.

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Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

93% Patients that would definitely recommend, 23% higher than the national average

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)