John A. Bendo, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Languages: English, Greek, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-7200

About Me

Medicine has intrigued me since I was a young adult. I was inspired by both the intellectual challenge of the field and the rewarding nature of helping people in need. Coming from a family of doctors and medical professionals also gave me access to the world of medicine—a world that continues to grow, evolve, and satisfy my curiosities.

I initially became interested in spine surgery as a specialty when my father had multiple procedures for the treatment of recurring lower back problems. Seeing the immediate, positive results of surgery inspired me to specialize in the field.

I keep up with recent advancements in spine surgery—offering less invasive procedures and surgical techniques that preserve range of motion—while delivering the highest level of care to patients. I always aim to perform the least amount of surgery that offers the best possible long-term outcome.

I work with a team of talented specialists who are dedicated to restoring patients’ quality of life. In everything we do—from treatment to research—our patients’ interests come first.

My clinical research focuses on treatment outcomes for adults who have degenerative conditions of the spine and conditions that cause life-altering deformities. More than 80 of my research publications and findings have been presented at national and international conferences.


Conditions and Treatments

hunchback, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spine surgery, back pain, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spinal stenosis, cervical disc disease, cervical myelopathy, cervical spine disc herniated, cervical spine fracture, degenerative disc disease, lumbar disc disease, injury of the lumbar spine, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, neck pain, neck surgery, sciatica, spinal deformity, spinal fusion, spinal narrowing, spondylolysis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Vice Chair Clinical Affairs NYUHJD
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Surgery (Spinal), 1995
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedics, 1994
  • MD from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, 1989
Departments

Locations and Appointments

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Publications

  • When is compensation for lumbar spinal stenosis a clinical sagittal plane deformity?

    Buckland, Aaron J; Vira, Shaleen; Oren, Jonathan H; Lafage, Renaud; Harris, Bradley Y; Spiegel, Matthew A; Diebo, Bassel G; Liabaud, Barthelemy; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie; Errico, Thomas J; Bendo, John A Buckland, Aaron J; Vira, Shaleen; Oren, Jonathan H; Lafage, Renaud; Harris, Bradley Y; Spiegel, Matthew A; Diebo, Bassel G; Liabaud, Barthelemy; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie; Errico, Thomas J; Bendo, John A
    Spine journal. 2016 Apr 5. 16 (8): 971-981

  • 209 - Intraoperative Fluid (IVF) Administration during Multilevel Spine Surgery Impacts Extubation Status: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

    Day, Louis M; Ramchandran, Subaraman; Cruz, Dana; Line, Breton; Buckland, Aaron J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Bendo, John A; Passias, Peter G; Oren, Jonathan H; Spivak, Jeffrey M; Goldstein, Jeffrey A; Huncke, Tessa K; Errico, Thomas J; Bess, Shay Day, Louis M; Ramchandran, Subaraman; Cruz, Dana; Line, Breton; Buckland, Aaron J; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Bendo, John A; Passias, Peter G; Oren, Jonathan H; Spivak, Jeffrey M; Goldstein, Jeffrey A; Huncke, Tessa K; Errico, Thomas J; Bess, Shay
    Spine journal. 2016 Oct. 16 ( Suppl): S311-S311

  • Cost-Effectiveness of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery at 2-Year Follow-up

    Fischer, Charla R; Cassilly, Ryan; Dyrszka, Marc; Trimba, Yuriy; Peters, Austin; Goldstein, Jeffrey A; Spivak, Jeffrey; Bendo, John A Fischer, Charla R; Cassilly, Ryan; Dyrszka, Marc; Trimba, Yuriy; Peters, Austin; Goldstein, Jeffrey A; Spivak, Jeffrey; Bendo, John A
    Spine deformity. 2016 Jan. 4 (1): 48-54

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