Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD

Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2005 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and oncology.

1515 Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 563-5123

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tongue Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Oral Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

127  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gland Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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34  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • MD Anderson Cancer Ctr Houston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zafereo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zafereo's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zafereo to family and friends
88 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (88)

  • 5
    (86)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Zafereo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

To my experience, Dr. Zafereo is excellent in his field as well as making patients feel comfortable. When i met him, i was so much concerned and afraid of my cancer but the way he spoke to me, guided me through the treatment process, answered my questions/concerns/doubts, i was so relaxed coming...more
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Dr. Zafereo is patient to his patient and is confident in his expertise. He visited me and checked my condition after a long surgery on the same day of my surgery. I am grateful to have Dr. Zafereo as my surgeon.
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Dr. Zafereo and his staff are so amazing. He saved my brother Devon life. I cannot thank you enough. You guys treated us like family. Dr Zafereo you are gods gift to this world and I pray that he continue to bless you and guide your hands daily to saving more lives. Again thank you ...thank...more
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I don't have words to explain how much I thank and respect Dr. Mark Zafereo for saving my life..he makes my 8 hrs surgery feels like I was on a 8 days vacation. He personally called me weeks after leaving the hospital to check on my recovery..I never had a Doctor to personally check on me before.....more
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I am so pleased and feel very fortunate that I have Dr.Zafereo as my Dr. at MD Anderson, very professional, understanding and answers your questions . I would highly recommend Dr. Zafereo.
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