Dr. Mark Santman, MD

Dr. Mark Santman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(24)
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Dr. Mark Santman, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Abilene, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Temple University Sch Med/Meml Hosp in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

1701 Pine St

Abilene, TX 79601

Contact Information

(325) 677-6219

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Santman "I believe in a team approach where I partner with my patients to make them active participants in an effort to minimize pain and maximize their function."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery

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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.

Education

  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Temple University Sch Med/Meml Hosp
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tulane University School Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Santman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Santman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Santman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santman to family and friends
4.3
based on 24 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Santman's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Santman is an excellent surgeon. He performed ACDF surgery on my neck in Oct 2016 and i had no problems or complications and the problem was well resolved--great outcome. He is also friendly and takes the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.
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Dr. Santman and his team performed my laminectomy on Nov. 7 of this year. I can say after 4-6 weeks of rest and recovery, I am finally after 25 years pain free! All of my appointments with Dr. Santman were informative and relaxed, I never felt pressured to make a decision. I am glad I went with...more
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The most important aspects of my experience with Dr Santman and Mr Dimas (his assistant), namely treatment, outcome, and aftercare, were outstanding. Dr Santman is articulate and confident, and both traits helped increase my confidence that my treatment would be successful--and it was.
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