Dr. Mark Mainous, MD

Dr. Mark Mainous, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Mainous, MD is a general surgery specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Willis-Knighton Surgical Consultants

8001 Youree Dr Ste 840

Shreveport, LA 71115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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

Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Mainous'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. Mainous' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mainous "Mark R. Mainous, M.D. is one of North Louisiana's most experienced general surgeons. He is Board-certified by The American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of The American College Of Surgeons. Not only is Dr. Mainous proficient in traditional surgical techniques, he also has extensive experience and a profound interest in emerging surgical technologies, including advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Mainous grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. After completing an undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mainous earned his Medical Doctorate at The University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1986. From there, he moved to Shreveport, where he obtained his residency training in general surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Mainous then completed a one-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he learned the principles of wound care and cosmetic wound closure. From there, he obtained an additional year of surgical fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mainous developed an intense affection for the Shreveport-Bossier area while in surgical training, and married a Shreveport native. Once his training was completed, he moved back to Shreveport to begin his surgical practice in 1995. A die-hard LSU fan, much of his spare time in the Fall is spent traveling to Tiger football games, and he loves to discuss LSU football in almost any setting. He also enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing. He and his family are often seen attending local sporting events. He is heavily involved with supporting the athletic programs at C. E. Byrd High School, where both of his sons play football and lacrosse. Some of his most enjoyable times are spent watching his sons compete on the athletic field."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mainous "I realize that any surgical procedure, no matter how major or minor it might be, is a significant event in your life.

I am dedicated to treating you with care and compassion while providing the highest level of adult surgical care.

You will be treated as an individual, with specific care tailored to suit your needs.

I will discuss your surgery with you in familiar terms, and I will make certain that all your questions and concerns will be appropriately addressed.

I offer innovative surgery focused on communication and quality, utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques.

Our goal is to make your surgical experience exceptional.

- Mark R. Mainous, M.D."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Medical School-University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mainous has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Mark Mainous, MD
Dr. Mainous removed a very tricky hernia that had several complications. He did it perfectly and there was not any problems during or after surgery. My healing process was normal and I am most appreciative with his skill as a surgeon. I would recommend all family, friends, or anyone to seek his...Read More
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