Dr. Mark Pidala, MD

Dr. Mark Pidala, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Pidala, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Colon and Rectal Clinic

800 Peakwood Dr Ste 2C

Houston, TX 77090
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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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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Pidala'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.

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated


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31  Procedures

  • 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
26 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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....more
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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...more
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Exceptionally intelligent and personable. Listens, asks questions, answers questions. Very confident and makes patient feel confident. One of the finest doctors I have met
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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...more
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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...more
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