Dr. Mark Pidala, MD

Dr. Mark Pidala, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Pidala, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

800 Peakwood Dr Ste 2C

Houston, TX 77090

Contact Information

(281) 440-7495

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bowel Resection
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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.


  • Miami University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Summa Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Summa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Umdnj-University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pidala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pidala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pidala to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Pidala'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 (12)
in Tx |
Arrogant and condescending to say the very least. Made a serious mistake during an office visit that landed my mom in the ER. Never showed much concern at all. His staff was wonderful and caring but that doesn’t make up for his inability to apologize for making a life threatening mistake. Thankfully we moved on to a more professional and caring doctor at MD Anderson. Do not recommend this guy at all.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Pidala is wonderful, he saved my life! He is the best surgeon for your fanny! His Nurse Nelda on the other hand is rude. She doesn't care about you, she guesses she should contact the doctor for you and speaks to patients like they are stupid. I don't understand why anyone would be in the line of work being around working with people/sick people/people who are not feeling well.
in Livingston. Texss |
Exceptionally intelligent and personable. Listens, asks questions, answers questions. Very confident and makes patient feel confident. One of the finest doctors I have met
Houston, TX |
It has been 6 months since Dr. Pidala performed a colon resection due to diverticulitis. I simply cannot say enough positive things on him or his staff. I found him to be cautious regarding the initial consideration of the surgery, extremely thorough in his examinations and testing, and explanatory in his findings, opinion and long term plan on my care. I would highly recommend Dr. Pidala. I am now pain free and no longer under the stress or sickness that came along with my disease.
in Spring, TX |
I overheard him speaking to nurses at the hospital. He was so condescending and arrogant. He was actually wrong about the issue and continued to badger them. I would never trust someone who acted this way. There are plenty of other competent and compassionate surgeons. A pilot for a plane is nothing without support crew. A doctor is no better. You are no better than how you treat the people around you. Get over yourself and treat your nurses better. Shameful.
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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Dr. Pidala accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
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Houston, TX 77008
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Houston Northwest Medical Center
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Houston, TX 77090
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