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Mark A. Bendel, M.D.

  1. Anesthesiologist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Bendel is a pain medicine physician, with a special interest in utilizing neuromodulation devices to treat chronic painful conditions. His clinical focus includes:

  • Using implantable stimulator therapies to treat chronic spine pain and chronic neuropathic pain
  • Adapting the newest technological advances to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of chronic pain conditions
  • Application of interventional techniques for the treatment of cancer related pain
  • Discovering an individual patient's functional goals and working with a multi-modal pain therapy approach to achieve them

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Bendel stays active in multiple research projects and publications each year. He is involved in the mentoring of young physicians and works to advance the neuromodulation practice within the pain division.

  1. Cancer-related pain
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Complex regional pain syndrome
  4. Failed back syndrome
  5. Failed total knee replacement
  6. Nerve entrapment
  7. Nerve irritation
  8. Spinal pain
  9. Spinal stenosis
  1. Ablation
  2. Cancer treatment
  3. Celiac plexus block
  4. Dorsal root ganglion stimulator implantation
  5. Epidural blood patch
  6. Epidural steroid injection
  7. Fluoroscopy
  8. Fluoroscopy-guided biopsy
  9. Injection
  10. Intrathecal baclofen pump implantation
  11. Intrathecal morphine pump implantation
  12. Intrathecal pump implantation
  13. Joint injection
  14. Lumbar sympathetic block
  15. Medial branch block
  16. Nerve block
  17. Pain management
  18. Peripheral nerve block
  19. Peripheral nerve stimulation
  20. Radiofrequency ablation
  21. Radiofrequency neurotomy
  22. Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  23. Spinal injection
  24. Spine procedure
  25. Stellate ganglion block
  26. Sympathetic nerve block
  27. Trigger point injection
  28. Ultrasound
  29. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  30. Ultrasound-guided injection


  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • High frequency stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation

Post-surgical pain syndromes

  • Continued back pain after spine surgery
  • Chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery
  • Chronic pain after knee or hip surgery

Complex regional pain syndrome

Nerve pain

Spine interventions

Cancer pain

  • Invasive injections and implantable pain therapies for cancer pain management
  1. 2015
    Fellow - Pain MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    FellowPain Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2014
    Residency - AnesthesiologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2014
    ResidentAnesthesiology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2010
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 2009
    MDCreighton University School of Medicine, Omaha
  7. 2004
    BS - BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Madison


  1. 2016
    AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
  2. 2016
    Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    PRESIDENT’S CHOICE AWARD for the Abstract: Spinal Cord Stimulation at 10kHz for Non-Surgical Refractory Back Pain: RCT Six-Month Results With Objective Functional OutcomeAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - 2022
    Abstract Committee Co ChairNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  2. 2021 - 2022
    MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Advisory Panel of Early Career Consultants
  3. 2021 - present
    MemberDivision of Pain Medicine Faculty Recruitment Committee
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberAnesthesia Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberInterventional Spine Group
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberCall Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert - Pain Medicine Knowledge Content Board
  8. 2016 - 2018
    Physician co-leadPlummer Project - Pain Medicine
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  10. 2015 - 2022
    MemberPain Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee
  11. 2014 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
  12. 2014 - 2015
    MemberMinnesota Society of Anesthesiologists
  13. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  14. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine