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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  • Clinical Associate 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

Locations and Appointments

42 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Oxford Mosaic
  • PHP
  • US Department of Labor
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

862 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10075

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My Research


  • 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
    Spine journal. 2016 Apr 5. ?-?

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

    Fischer, C R; Cassilly, R; Dyrszka, M; Trimba, Y; Peters, A; Goldstein, J A; Spivak, J; Bendo, J A
    Spine deformity. 2016 01 Jan 2016. 4 (1): 48-54

  • The Impact of Advanced Age on Peri-Operative Outcomes in the Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Nationwide Study Between 2001 and 2010

    Jalai, Cyrus M; Worley, Nancy; Marascalchi, Bryan J; Challier, Vincent; Vira, Shaleen; Yang, Sun; Boniello, Anthony J; Bendo, John A; Lafage, Virginie; Passias, Peter G
    Spine. 2016 Feb . 41 (3): E139-E147

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