Dr. Mark Szentes, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Mark Szentes, MD
Dr. Mark Szentes, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Szentes is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

Mark J Szentes MD

222 N 2nd St Ste 311

Boise, ID 83702

Contact Information

(208) 343-0907

Dr. Mark Szentes, MD

Dr. Mark Szentes, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Mark J. Szentes, MD is a board certified surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and general surgery. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Purdue University and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his surgical residency and internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Szentes is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Southwestern Surgical Congress, and a member of the Idaho Medical Association and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
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Dr. Szentes' Experience

Dr. Szentes' 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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.


  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Virginia Mason Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Szentes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • St. Lukes Boise Meridian, Chair, Department of Surgery

Dr. Szentes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Szentes to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Szentes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Chesterton, IN |
Dr. Szentez is a wonderful surgeon! I had my first ever surgery with him and he made sure I was comfortable and informed with the entire procedure. His nurses were also great as they were concerned about a heart issue I have been having and referred me to a cardiologist! Szentes and his staff go above and beyond with their work!
in Boise, ID |
I am so happy I chose Dr. Mark Szentes to perform my surgery. He is very professional and caring. I was very comfortable in his care and would highly recommend him to family and friends!! His office staff and nurses are great also.
in Meridian, ID |
What a wonderful surgeon. I was so scared to find out I had cancer, and he was so patient with me and encouraged me to ask as many questions as I could think of. The bilateral mastectomy went perfectly and I just could not be happier that I found him to do the work for me.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Szentes is very knowledgeable and personable, and he exudes both confidence and sincerity. I felt comfortable speaking with Dr. Szentes about subject matter that otherwise causes me to feel uncomfortable and skittish. The office staff are also very professional and very customer friendly. As for the outpatient surgery I submitted to, it was the most straightforward and least complicated such process I have ever encountered. The surgery went well and I never experienced any pain at all.
in Boise, ID |
I had a very good experience with both Dr. Szentes and his staff. He was concerned and called me personally with the results of my biopsy. He explained things thoroughly, and answered my husband's and my questions in a kind manner.
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Dr. Szentes accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Szentes has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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