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Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Zafereo

Md Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2005 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and oncology.


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Dr. Zafereo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zafereo performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zafereo performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zafereo performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zafereo performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zafereo performs Cervical Lymph Node Dissection more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Zafereo performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Zafereo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • 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
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • 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
  • Sinus Surgery
  • 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
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mark Zafereo, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 2005 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and oncology.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Zafereo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zafereo

4.9

Based on 97 reviews

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Saw Dr. Zafereo for a second opinion regarding cancer. He is so skilled and immediately puts you at ease. Being such a good clinician and surgeon he is able to explain things so easily. He hasn’t a sense of humor and is very caring.
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Amazing doctor, He is an excellent surgeon. He kept me and my family well informed throughout the process. I had no pain after the surgery whatsoever. He is very compassionate and caring. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends. Very friendly and a great listener.
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WOW! This guy knows his stuff! A young energetic knowledgeable doctor. He treats his patience like you want to be treated, with direct compassionate communication and honesty that wins your trust immediately. If you have thyroid issues and need help, he's the guy you want. The only thing that surpasses the high marks of Dr. Zafereo is the rating of his staff! The Doctor and his team make an uncomfortable situation palatable.
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Dr Zafereo and his staff was outstanding. When I was diagnosed with cancer and the extensive surgery that was going to be required, Dr Zafereo was very under standing. He took a lot of time to explain everything in great detail.
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I am truly blessed to have Dr. Zafereo as my surgeon when I had thyroid cancer. He is very knowledgable and an expert in his field. You can see and feel his genuine concern and caring for his patients. I have nothing but high regard for Dr. Zafereo, his team, and MD Anderson.
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When I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer I found Dr. Mark Zafereo. I was so nervous but he is so knowledgeable, my fears were gone after the first meeting. I 100% knew what to expect: from the tests, to the surgery toe hospital and the aftercare. The fear of the unknown was gone. My surgery was a complete success. Dr Zafereo's saw me in the hospital the next day and has called me twice at home to see how I was doing. This doctor and his ENTIRE team are all so amazing. I would recommend highly.
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He is a very caring and considerate Dr. He called the day after I was discharged from the hospital to personally check on how I was doing.
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We found Dr Zafereo to be an excellent surgeon and a compassionate and caring individual.
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There is not a finer surgeon that you are likely to meet. If you are in the unfortunate need for his services, consider yourself lucky. This man exemplifies what it means to care. His attention to detail, his heart and his team will be all at your service. He surrounds himself with the best because they want to work with the best. You can see it in his eyes that he cares so deeply for his patients. It puts you at ease and when you wake you thank God He has angels like him working so hard for you
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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 out of consultation room. He is a great person with great skills.
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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 you...thank you.
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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.. He is more than a Doctor, he's a true man of God, a family member and a friend. I RECOMMEND DR. ZAFERO FOR YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS. THE BEST DR. ON EARTH. THANK YOU MY DOCTOR AND MY NEE FRIEND..Dr. Mark.
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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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Dr. Zafereo is a knowledgable surgeon who gives attention to each patient as a individual. He has a passion for what he does! He is also very nurturing towards his patients and family.
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He and his colleagues are the Best!!
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Dr. Zafereo is amazing! He truly cares for each of his patients. He has a gentle bedside manner. I was confident that I was in good hands in a seemingly impossible medical situation. Dr. Zafereo developed a successful treatment plan for my care. I am celebrating three years as a head and neck cancer survivor. My diagnosis was Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the parotid gland. My tumor was aggressive and required a complex medical plan. I trusted Dr. Zafereo's knowledge and skill. I recommend him.
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I was very impressed with his professionalism. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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I highly recommend Dr. Mark Zafereo to anyone in need of his surgical speciality. He is exceptional.
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Dr Zafereo was the surgeon for my parathyroid re-do surgery. His followup, skill and knowledge as well as his manner of communication were fabulous. Highly recommend.
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