Dr. Mark Blankenship, MD

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General Surgery

Dr. Mark Blankenship, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rincon, GA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgia Regents U, Medical College medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Candler Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mark Blankenship, MD

Dr. Mark Blankenship

594 S Columbia Ave Ste 100 Rincon, GA 31326 ()
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Absolutely recommend
I was very sick and saw Dr. Blankenship for a serious surgery almost one year ago. He is an amazing surgeon; extremely knowledgeable, kind, and took the time to answer all of my questions.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jerri Kropp – Mar 03, 2022
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Samuel Kenneth Spires the man you tortured. He had muscular Dystrophy and you did everything in your power to destroy him. You Experimented on him
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jennifer Murray – Mar 12, 2021
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Awesome Doctor!! Knowledgeable, great bedside manner, and caring. Recommend him over ANY one else. Colon resection without colostomy. NO complications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lorie – Jan 11, 2020
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Dr. Blakenship performed a right colectomy on me. He is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. 'B" Is the only doctor I would recommend to anyone having trouble with digestive tract disorders, colon or rectal problems or inflammation of the stomach or intestines.. He is knowledgeable in most areas of surgery having worked in Candler and St Joseph's ER's. He has performed nine successful surgeries on me because I had colorectal cancer. .I did have to have a colostomy. I did not have to have any chemo or radiation...I will be 8 years cancer free Jan. 5th 2018..BEST BUTTIES!!!!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Mark Blankenship, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rincon, GA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgia...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Meml Hlth U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1993
Meml Hlth U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1992
Georgia Regents U, Medical College
Medical School
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What are Dr. Mark Blankenship, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Blankenship frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Colectomy, and Anal Fissure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Blankenship treats.

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Dr. Blankenship's office is located at 594 S Columbia Ave Ste 100, Rincon, GA 31326. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/1/2019)View details
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Dr. Blankenship's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blankenship treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blankenship treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blankenship performs Colectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Blankenship performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Anal Fissure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blankenship treats Anal Fissure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Blankenship treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Blankenship's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Blankenship accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Dr. Mark Blankenship

Metro Surgical PC (Rincon Location)594 S Columbia Ave Ste 100 Rincon, GA 31326
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