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John A. Bendo, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Languages: English, Greek, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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5,000+
Complex Spinal Surgeries Performed
Named
Top Doctor by New York Magazine for 10+ years
Awarded
2017 Teacher of the Year by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery

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

Conditions
  • injury of the lumbar spine
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • back pain
  • spinal narrowing
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • kyphosis
  • neck pain
  • cervical disc disease
  • spondylolisthesis
  • cervical spine disc herniated
  • lumbar disc disease
  • sciatica
  • cervical myelopathy
  • spondylolysis
  • cervical spine fracture
  • degenerative disc disease
  • lumbar radiculopathy
  • scoliosis
  • spinal deformity
  • cervical radiculopathy
Treatments
  • spinal cord procedures
  • neck surgery
  • spinal fusion
  • orthopedic procedure

Credentials

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

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
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NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

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

Phone

646-501-7200

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NYU Orthopedic Surgery Associates

862 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Phone

212-427-5553

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NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgery Associates

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Research Academic Contact

Academic office

301 East 17th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Phone

212-427-5553

Publications

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