Dr. Mark Sanders, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Mark Sanders, MD
Dr. Mark Sanders, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Sanders is affiliated with Surgery Specialty Hospitals of America and United Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Sanders' Care Philosophy

Our practice is based on individualized care of each paitent. Nonsurgical treatments are utilized before surgical treatments. Our surgical treatments are evidence based and time tested. I do not follow untested trends promoted for profit by the medical supply industry. When surgery is performed we use reason and minimally traumatic technique over excessive reliance on technology - judging our results on the time it takes our patients to return to normal life and the sports/activities they enjoy.

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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    Houston, TX |
    Hands down the worst, least helpful, & most pessimistic doctor I've ever seen. His diagnosis was a very serious one where surgery I was told would be the only option for me if I wanted to continue being an active person. It was a soul crushing diagnosis he showed no sympathy for so I went to another doctor for a second opinion who sent me to physical therapy. Long story short I discovered Dr. Sanders was dead wrong in his diagnosis and treatment suggestion. Horrible experience 100%.
    Houston, TX |
    Dr. Mark Sanders made a wrong diagnosis without even looking at my X-rays and based on that he performed surgery on me! Dr. Mark Sanders never provided me with Pre or post operation instructions. When I went back to his office to ask what I need to do to reduce the pain, he was EXTREMELY RUDE since I didn't know how to reduce the scar tissues that had already formed!!!! 4 months after the Surgery and enduring lots of pain I decided to see another Orthopedic Surgeon. He showed me on the x-R
    in Delray Beach, FL |
    Dr. Sanders performed ORIF surgery to fix a collarbone malunion. After being turned down by two previous doctors, I chose an out of state procedure with Dr. Sanders because of his wealth of knowledge and unbelievable experience with broken collar bones. He successfully lengthened and reconstructed the collar bone with plate and screws and the shoulder and bone are 100% pain free. I was very impressed with the facilities and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders!!!!
    in Houston, TX |
    This doctor is nothing but a scam artist. He will hard sell you into unnecessary surgery and get you to the most expensive laboratory to do different testing. He sent me to do a MRI and an X-ray that cost $1,100. The doctor office visit alone cost $375. Please stay away from him.
    in Houston, TX |
    He talked alot about himself and had lots of stories to tell. He talked down to me and my daughter about our injury to try to make us feel like we knew nothing and he knew everything. He accused us of things he had no business saying. He wanted to do alot of tests and surgeries on both of us immediately. I came to find out that his diagnosis was ALL wrong and we are on our way to healing just fine with out him. Do Not go to this Dr!
    in Houston, TX |
    He never returned phone calls about results of MRI and cancelled apt at the last minute and was unable to reschedule within the same week.
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    Dr. Sanders' Care Philosophy

    Our practice is based on individualized care of each paitent. Nonsurgical treatments are utilized before surgical treatments. Our surgical treatments are evidence based and time tested. I do not follow untested trends promoted for profit by the medical supply industry. When surgery is performed we use reason and minimally traumatic technique over excessive reliance on technology - judging our results on the time it takes our patients to return to normal life and the sports/activities they enjoy.

    Dr. Sanders' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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      Board Actions

      Dr. Sanders has 2 board actions

      What are board actions
      • Disciplinary action in another state (5/7/2013)
      • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: New York
      • Professional Misconduct (9/21/2011)
      • Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
      • Summary: Dr. Mark S. Sanders; License # H0002 - STATUS CLEARED
      • State: Texas

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    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Injury
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Shoulder
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Flat Foot
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Deformity
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Ligament Rupture
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      Downstate Medical Center

      Graduated in 1981

    • Internship Hospital
      Nassau County Medical Center

      Completed in 1982

    • Residency Hospital
      SUNY Downstate Medical Center

      Completed in 1986

    • Undergraduate School
      State University Of New York At Buffalo

      Graduated in 1997

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
    • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
    • General Surgery
    • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
    • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Orthopedic Fracture Care
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Prosthetics & Orthotics

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Humerus
    • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • Fracture Care
    • Glenoid Labrum Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion