Franklin Bendewald, MD

SSM HEALTH DEAN MEDICAL GROUP

General Surgery

700 S Park St
Madison, WI 53715

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Patient Satisfaction

4.8 of 5

Hospital Affiliations

  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison
  • About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Bendewald specializes in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in Minnesota and earned his medical degree from the University of South Dakota. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and his fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

    While Dr. Bendewald’s practice focuses in bariatric surgery, he is also experienced in performing surgeries related to a wide variety of conditions ¬– gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), paraesophageal (hiatal) hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, inguinal and ventral/incisional hernia, achalasia, gallbladder disease and diverticulitis. He also performs surgeries to treat both colon and gastric cancer.

    In surveys conducted by Madison Magazine, Dr. Bendewalds’s peers have consistently named him as one of Madison’s Top Doctors for bariatric surgery.

    Dr. Bendewald is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Surgical Society, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

    In his free time, Dr. Bendewald volunteers at the Dean Foundation Benevolent Specialist Project Free Clinic. He also enjoys spending time at home with his wife and taking their mixed labrador/collie dog for walks.

    Medical School

    University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine

    Fellowship

    Indiana University/Clarian Bariatric

    Residency

    Mayo Clinic

    Medical Interests

    achalasia, Bariatric Surgery, Colon cancer, Diverticulitis and diverticulosis, Gallbladder diseases, Gastric Bypass, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Hernia, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic colectomy, Laparoscopic esophageal myotomy, Laparoscopic fundoplication, Laparoscopic gastrectomy, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Paraesophageal Hernias, Robotic surgery, Stomach cancer, Weight management

  • Locations Map
    700 S Park St
    Madison, WI 53715
  • Satisfaction

    Satisfaction

    SSM Health only displays patient satisfaction data for providers included in our survey process and who have a minimum of 50 returned surveys. Learn more about our survey.

    Dr. Bendewald's Overall Rating

    4.8 of 5
    67 Reviews
    21 Comments

    The providers overall satisfaction rating is based on:

    This provider gave easy to understand responses to your health questions

    4.8 of 5

    This provider used clear language to explain things

    4.9 of 5

    This provider listened carefully to you

    4.9 of 5

    This provider knew your important medical history details

    4.7 of 5

    This provider respected what you had to say

    4.9 of 5

    This provider spent enough time with you

    4.8 of 5

    Rate your overall visit with this provider

    4.7 of 5

    Patient Comments

    March 12, 2018

    ********************************************************************************************Was a very good visit.

    February 22, 2018

    *Dr. Bendewald is awesome! Very attentive & caring!

    February 08, 2018

    *Dr. Bendewald provides exceptional care. He is patient, kind, and ALWAYS spends enough time and answers any questions I might have and makes sure everything is understood. He is a great physician!

    February 06, 2018

    ***************************************************************** best dr & nurse! Thank you!

    January 29, 2018

    Good understanding with Dr. Bendawald concerning the needed surgery. Fell apart when we were told by someone on staff that SSM would not provide the surgery without insurance coverage, even if we paid entire cost ourselves. Made no sense. ************************************Dr. Bendawald appears to have solved the SSM issue?**************


Biography

Dr. Bendewald specializes in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in Minnesota and earned his medical degree from the University of South Dakota. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and his fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

While Dr. Bendewald’s practice focuses in bariatric surgery, he is also experienced in performing surgeries related to a wide variety of conditions ¬– gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), paraesophageal (hiatal) hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, inguinal and ventral/incisional hernia, achalasia, gallbladder disease and diverticulitis. He also performs surgeries to treat both colon and gastric cancer.

In surveys conducted by Madison Magazine, Dr. Bendewalds’s peers have consistently named him as one of Madison’s Top Doctors for bariatric surgery.

Dr. Bendewald is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Surgical Society, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, the Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

In his free time, Dr. Bendewald volunteers at the Dean Foundation Benevolent Specialist Project Free Clinic. He also enjoys spending time at home with his wife and taking their mixed labrador/collie dog for walks.

Medical School

University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine

Fellowship

Indiana University/Clarian Bariatric

Residency

Mayo Clinic

Certified By

Amer Brd Of Surgery-(General) Surgery

Medical Interests

achalasia, Bariatric Surgery, Colon cancer, Diverticulitis and diverticulosis, Gallbladder diseases, Gastric Bypass, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Hernia, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic colectomy, Laparoscopic esophageal myotomy, Laparoscopic fundoplication, Laparoscopic gastrectomy, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Paraesophageal Hernias, Robotic surgery, Stomach cancer, Weight management

Satisfaction

SSM Health only displays patient satisfaction data for providers included in our survey process and who have a minimum of 50 returned surveys. Learn more about our survey.

Dr. Bendewald's Overall Rating

4.8 of 5
67 Reviews
21 Comments

The providers overall satisfaction rating is based on:

This provider gave easy to understand responses to your health questions

4.8 of 5

This provider used clear language to explain things

4.9 of 5

This provider listened carefully to you

4.9 of 5

This provider knew your important medical history details

4.7 of 5

This provider respected what you had to say

4.9 of 5

This provider spent enough time with you

4.8 of 5

Rate your overall visit with this provider

4.7 of 5

Patient Comments

March 12, 2018

********************************************************************************************Was a very good visit.

February 22, 2018

*Dr. Bendewald is awesome! Very attentive & caring!

February 08, 2018

*Dr. Bendewald provides exceptional care. He is patient, kind, and ALWAYS spends enough time and answers any questions I might have and makes sure everything is understood. He is a great physician!

February 06, 2018

***************************************************************** best dr & nurse! Thank you!

January 29, 2018

Good understanding with Dr. Bendawald concerning the needed surgery. Fell apart when we were told by someone on staff that SSM would not provide the surgery without insurance coverage, even if we paid entire cost ourselves. Made no sense. ************************************Dr. Bendawald appears to have solved the SSM issue?**************

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