Dr. Mark Block, MD

Dr. Mark Block, MD

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Dr. Mark Block, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery.Read his story

Memorial Division of Thoracic Surgery

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 660

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Block performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Block's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Block's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Block "Dr. Mark Block has practiced thoracic surgery since completing his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1997. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago. He also received fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Before coming to Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Block practiced thoracic surgery as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and then at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was also the director of the Thoracic Oncology Working Group. Dr. Block holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Society and the General Thoracic Surgery Club. He has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and been an invited contributor to several authoritative textbooks on thoracic surgery."
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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

18  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Benign Lung Tumor
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas

43  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Nat Cancer Inst-NIH
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Block has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Block's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Block to family and friends
31 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Block's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

The office girls are always very helpful. The nurse takes time to answer lots of questions when you call - and I've never felt rushed by her.
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Dr. Block is a superb doctor who really cares about the wellness of his patients. It is a very scary situation to have cancer, however Dr. Block put my mind at ease by taking his time to explain the plan of action of what needs to be done. After my operation at Memorial Cancer Center Dr. Block came...more
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Dr. Block removed a tumor in my chest last June 2015. I was scared beyond words to have this surgery and the uncertainty of a tumor in that location. Dr Block brought me through the surgery with flying colors and I was able to come home in two days. My tumor was a benign thymoma. I cant thank Dr....more
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Dr. Block is a real mensch. He has unlimited patience and answers all questions and concerns. He is open to any other inquiries and willing to assist.
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