Markus (Mark) A. Bendel, M.D.

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. Celiac plexus block
  3. Fluoroscopy
  4. Injection
  5. Spinal cord stimulator insertion
  6. Spinal injection
  7. Spine procedure
  8. Ultrasound


  -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. 2010
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2009
    MDCreighton University School of Medicine, Omaha
  6. 2004
    BS - BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Madison


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

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - 2022
    Abstract Committee Co ChairNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  2. 2021 - present
    Commiittee MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Advisory Panel of Early Career Consultants
  3. 2021 - present
    Recruitment Committee memberDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  4. 2021 - present
    DelegateAnesthesia Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberInterventional Spine Group
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberAnesthesia Call Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberPain Medicine Panel, Ask Mayo Expert
  8. 2016 - present
    Physician LeadPlummer Project - Pain Medicine
  9. 2015 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  10. 2015 - present
    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