Dr. Mark J. Pidala, MD

Dr. Mark J. Pidala, MD

General Surgery | Male | 52 years old

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Dr. Pidala specializes in General Surgery and practices in Shenandoah, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Houston, TX |
Although he is competent, to look at you he charges an additional $260 fee (for a surgery) of looking in your rear-end (in addition to the normal office visit fee). This is not mentioned anywhere and is dishonest. I have never seen this sort of fleecing for any other specialist I have been to...even when they do x-rays. Buyer beware!!
in The Woodlands, Tx |
Staff was fine. Dr. Not so much. I drove 30 minutes, to another doctor, who actual cared and did surgery that the the Doctor said nothing was wrong.
in Hardin, TX |
Had extremely good experience with Dr. Pidala and all of his staff. Cancer was a very scary diagnosis to us, Dr. Pidala explained very well what we were in for as far as surgeries and set backs. Can't say enough great things about the care I received by all involved in my care. Myself and my wife will definitely and have already recommended Dr. Pidala to other patients. Much Love James Campbell
in Montgomery, TX |
He answered all of my questions. My first visit was on an emergency basis and he stayed late to help me. I have confidence in his ability and appreciate his caring attitude.
in Spring |
The care that I relieved at Northwest Hospital, from Dr. Pidala's staff and nurse, as well as from Dr. Pidala was exceptional. I could not have asked for better care. I highly recommend Dr. Pidala. I cannot imagine a better surgical and post-op experience.
in Conroe, Texas |
He is an excellent surgeon. Very compassionate and spends time with his patients in explaining his plan of treatment. I was apprehensive in wanting to have colon surgery byt after meeting I had all the confidence in him and his expertise
He's the man of his words. He did what he had promised to do to to help my mom who's a colon cancer(stage iv) patient with metastases in her liver and lungs. She wasn't able to keep food or even liquids in her system. My mom is still in the recovery phase but Dr. Pidala came as a blessing to our family. He scheduled my mother the very next day he saw her and was extremely nice to all of us. God bless him!
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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incontinence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vaginal Fistula


  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Summa Health System

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Summa Health System

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Umdnj-University Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Miami University

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Resection
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
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