Mr Stephen Bendall is a leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon based in Sussex who specialises in foot and ankle surgery. Mr Bendall specialises in both surgical and non-surgical treatment for ankle arthritis, sports injuries, bunions and flat foot. He is also expert in minimally invasive bunion surgery and ankle arthroscopy.
Mr Bendall qualified in medicine in 1982 from the University of London and then pursued specialist training in south-west London. He additionally completed a specialist fellowship in Baltimore, USA at John Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland. In 1997 Mr Bendall returned to the UK and was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Princess Royal Hospital, where he continues to work today. Mr Bendall currently sees private patients at Nuffield Haywards Heath Hospital and Spire Gatwick Park Hospital.
Mr Bendall is at the forefront of research into new, minimally invasive surgical treatments for the foot. He is a former chair of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society’s education committee and has also served as the society’s president-elect. He is also a British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) committee member.
Mr Bendall has a particular interest in postgraduate education as examiner for the FRCS Orth examinations, where he is also chair of the oral question standard setting group. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals on a variety of topics within foot and ankle surgery and his current research interests include CRPS and minimally invasive foot surgery.