Franklin Bendewald, MD

SSM HEALTH DEAN MEDICAL GROUP

General Surgery

700 S Park St
Madison, WI 53715

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Patient Satisfaction

4.9 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

    4.9 of 5
    72 Reviews
    25 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

    4.8 of 5

    This provider respected what you had to say

    4.9 of 5

    This provider spent enough time with you

    4.9 of 5

    Rate your overall visit with this provider

    4.8 of 5

    Patient Comments

    June 24, 2018

    Dr. B and his team continue to be delightful.

    June 08, 2018

    It's always a pleasure seeing *Dr. Bendewald. He always remembers my history and shows concern for more than just my physical health.

    June 01, 2018

    *Dr. Bendewald and his team are fan-*******-tastic and I have zero regrets/concerns about working with any of them.

    May 22, 2018

    Dr. Bendewahl took time to hear my concerns. He was respectful and courteous and showed genuine care. I felt better after speaking with him and know that he has my best medical interests at heart. He is an excellent care provider

    May 02, 2018

    Everyone has been very kind, thorough, concerned. This experience thus far has been positive.


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

4.9 of 5
72 Reviews
25 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

4.8 of 5

This provider respected what you had to say

4.9 of 5

This provider spent enough time with you

4.9 of 5

Rate your overall visit with this provider

4.8 of 5

Patient Comments

June 24, 2018

Dr. B and his team continue to be delightful.

June 08, 2018

It's always a pleasure seeing *Dr. Bendewald. He always remembers my history and shows concern for more than just my physical health.

June 01, 2018

*Dr. Bendewald and his team are fan-*******-tastic and I have zero regrets/concerns about working with any of them.

May 22, 2018

Dr. Bendewahl took time to hear my concerns. He was respectful and courteous and showed genuine care. I felt better after speaking with him and know that he has my best medical interests at heart. He is an excellent care provider

May 02, 2018

Everyone has been very kind, thorough, concerned. This experience thus far has been positive.

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