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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (23)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bernard Bendok, Neurological Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Bendok has been reviewed by 127 patients who have provided 23 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.9
Promptness 4.8
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Bernard Bendok, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Aneurysm
  • Auditory Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Basal Ganglia Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer (Meningioma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Fistula
  • Head Trauma (Craniocerebral Trauma)
  • Microsurgery
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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Education & Awards

Dr. Bendok graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago. He has 9 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Intracranial Aneurysm
Assistant Professor (2003-2009)
Associate Professor (2009-2013)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


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Additional Information
Dr. Bernard R Bendok MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 17 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Bernard R. Bendok practice?
Dr. Bernard Bendok has 1 office location.
Dr. Bernard Bendok practices Neurological Surgery near Chicago, IL.
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