Dr. Mark Snell, MD

Dr. Mark Snell, MD

General Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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In my position as a surgical hospitalist, I only take of urgent and emergent general surgery conditions. I do not have an elective practice. I am blessed in that I am able to care for patients regardless of their ability to pay. I am paid a salary, so my income is not based on the number of cases I do or what insurance a patient has. I offer an operation solely because I feel the patient needs it. I approach each patient based on their disease process and feel each patient deserves the same care, unrelated to socioeconomic status.Read more

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Dr. Snell's Care Philosophy

In my position as a surgical hospitalist, I only take of urgent and emergent general surgery conditions.  I do not have an elective practice.

I am blessed in that I am able to care for patients regardless of their ability to pay.  I am paid a salary, so my income is not based on the number of cases I do or what insurance a patient has.  I offer an operation solely because I feel the patient needs it.

I approach each patient based on their disease process and feel each patient deserves the same care, unrelated to socioeconomic status.

Dr. Snell says...

My focus here in the United States is now only urgent and emergent general surgery cases. I have twenty five years of practice post residency as a general surgeon, the last six as a surgical hospitalist.  The only elective cases I do now are during my frequent medical mission trips to Africa with the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons.

Dr. Snell says...

Because my practice is limited to urgent and emergent general surgery cases, I perform certain procedures very frequently, the two most common are laparoscopic cholecystectomy followed by laparoscopic appendectomy.  My relative time for each of these procedures has been shortened because I do them so frequently, which increases my proficiency with these procedures.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    David Grant USAF Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    David Grant USAF Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Central Washington University

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Colectomy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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