Dr. Mark Brinker, MD

Dr. Mark Brinker, MD

Trauma Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Brinker, MD is a trauma surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in trauma surgery.

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Brinker's Experience

Dr. Brinker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Trauma Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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39  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brinker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brinker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brinker to family and friends
51 total reviews (33 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

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  • 3
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Dr. Brinker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (33)

My 13 yr old daughter had a tib/fib compound fracture in April 2016, that later became an infected nonunion by Dec 2016 breaking a 2nd time. She had multiple surgeries from previous Drs. We found Dr Brinker when we didn't know what else to do in May 2017. He is very honest, knowledgeable, caring,...more
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After a car accident left my leg "messed up", Dr. Brinker was recommended. I wish that he had been my original doctor! I saw 6 other doctors & they either would not touch me or wanted to amputate. My leg is no longer twisted, crooked, or still broken. I love, love, love Dr. Mark Brinker & all of...more
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My husband sought out Dr. Brinker after a traumatic accident because he was the best surgeon to do the job. And he is! We wait unusually long to see him but he is always so pleasant that you kind of forget you waited so long to see him. He still sees my husband annually and takes care of him and...more
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Dr. Brinker is an excellent surgeon! When my right leg was in terrible shape following a bicycle accident and a subsequent infection which had caused much bone and tissue to be lost., I was sent to Houston for a consultation with Dr. Brinker. He admitted me immediately! His treatment plan...more
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Dr. Brinker is simply the best, In 2016 I had a bad accident from a horse falling on me. Crushed my ankle & got infected. If not for him doing my surgery I might have lost my leg. He was very honest and upfront about what would take place. He always gave me all the time I needed and was very kind....more
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