Dr. Mark Howard, MD

Dr. Mark Howard, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Mark Howard, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Monterey, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr

Monterey, CA 93940

Contact Information

(831) 655-5380

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • Delta Health System
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howard "Dr. Mark Howard is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the neck and spine and has demonstrated his mastery of orthopaedic knowledge by passing both oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Harbor-Ucla Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harbor UCLA Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howard

4.5

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(20)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(3)

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THIS GUY IS INCREDIBLE! A TRUE PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY ASPECT OF HIS PRACTICE.
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Prompt, courteous - took time with the exam and time to explain treatment options.
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I had 3 surgeries with Dr Howard. He is the absolute best you can get. I now live in VA, and have to see a spine specialist, and only wish I could go back to Dr. Howard.
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Been a year since my total disc replacement. Been pain free since the surgery and off the pain meds for 10 months. Dr howard is awesome, can't say enough good things about him. Thank you again Dr Howard
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Dr. Howard explained my situation so that I was able to make a life changing decision comfortably. The surgery was a success and I am now back feeling as well if not better than I have since my early 20's.
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