Dr. James McBath, MD

Dr. James McBath, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James McBath, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Read his story

Mark McBath MD PA

7900 Fannin St Ste 700

Houston, TX 77054
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 61% of peers
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. McBath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McBath "Dr. McBath is a board certified General Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, residency at Hermann Hospital, and was a fellow at M. D. Anderson. In 1990, McBath entered his own practice in Houston, Texas with privileges at Tenet Park Plaza, HCA Women's Hospital of Texas and FanninSurgicare. He is a member of multiple associations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Texas Medical Association and the Houston Surgical Society. Dr. Mark McBath serves as trustee at Woman's Hospital of Texas and is a liaison for the Cancer Committee to the American College of Surgeons. He also serves on the Speakers Bureau for the American Cancer Society of Houston and the Cancer Advisory Committee for St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to this, he holds the appointment of Chief of Surgery, Section Chief of General Surgery, Chairman of the Cancer Advisory Board and Director of Surgical Intensive Care at the Park Plaza Hospital. McBath was published in the 2004 and 2005 edition of "Super Doc", a Texas monthly magazine, and was named one of America's top surgeons in 2010 and again in 2011. As of September 2014, he is the owner of a medically-supervised weight loss and wellness franchise out of his Woman's Hospital of Texas office, called Dr. G's Weight Loss and Wellness."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McBath "Cutting edge technology in a caring, private practice environment. My goal is to bring personalized care and attention back to surgery."


  • General Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (2/8/2013)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Tex/Hermann
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Tex
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Tex MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McBath has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McBath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McBath's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McBath to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. McBath Says:

I appreciate the feedback my patients provide. It is very important for me to receive input so I can improve my practice and ensure that my patients have a positive experience. Feel free to contact me at drmarkmcbath@gmail.com with any comments, questions, or concerns.

Dr. McBath's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Montgomery, TX |
I had surgery with Dr. McBath and before having surgery we discussed how he was going to be repairing my abdominal muscles and remove any adhesions and scar tissue. However after surgery I was informed that he had not done what he said he would. I put my trust in him and he broke that trust. I am at a loss for words as to how disappointed I am with him. This should never happen!
in Montgomery, TX |
Dr.McBath did my surgery and prior to the surgery he told me he would repair my abdominal muscles and remove any adhesions as well as scar tissue. However after waking up I found out he did not repair anything we discussed. This makes me very sad because I put my trust in this Doctor and he disregarded my needs because he was in such a hurry to get on to his vacation that he did not take his time to repair what needed to be done. Now I will have to have more surgery to fix these issues. Sad!
in Brownsville, TX |
Visiting an oncologist for the first time was a daunting experience. Dr. McBath was such a source of confidence and support. He asked specific questions as he did my exam, explaining what he was looking for as he moved along. I felt I was in the hands of a competent, highly experienced professional who was also empathetic and friendly, a very welcome combination in a very unwelcome situation.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McBath accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McBath has admitting privileges

The Womans Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
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Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
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