Dr. Robert Marks, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 41
  
Dr. Marks
Telehealth services available

Diagnostic Pain Center

12176 N MO Pac Expy Austin, TX 78758

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(512) 981-7246

Dr. Robert Marks, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Austin, TX and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Marks has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Ascension Seton Northwest. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Marks to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Spondylosis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Chronic Pain more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marks treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Marks treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Marks' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesiolysis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryoablation
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Distal Anesthesia
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Endocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Endometriosis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Endoscopy
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • General Anesthesia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Interventional Catheterization
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Intubation
  • IV Sedation
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Myelography
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendonitis
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wrist Disorders

Dr. Marks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marks

4.5

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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This man is an excellent physician. He is thorough, knowledgeable, caring and personable. He is a good listener and spends whatever time is needed to address your concerns. He goes above and beyond to solve all your issues, even loaning me his battery charger when my battery went out at his office.
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Jim E. – Apr 12, 2020
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Excellent. Dr. Marks is very smart and can figure out where the pain is coming from, and do a proper treatment. He is inquisitive, nice and willing to work with the patient. I had a great pain management doctor for 15 years who retired and was very concerned about who to see. I think I will be treated well at this practice. Some of the staff needs to improve, to have a bit more empathy for the patients and process the test orders in a more timey manner. The practice is super clean.
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Apr 03, 2020
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Dr marks is a good listener when your in his office. Don’t leave a message, if he does not understand he does not bother to call. Pushes meds like meloxicam when it is doing little to nothing to ease your pain. Very reluctant and usually does not prescribe any pain meds even if one a day. Does not seem to understand the severity of people’s pain and their tolerance.
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Dec 15, 2019
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Dr. Marks is great. I've known him a while, he's friendly, easy to schedule with and understood my back issues immediately - he took care of the problem and I felt better right away. I'd recommend him and his practice (and friendly staff) to anyone. Terrific doctor and practice.
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Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. Marks is an awesome Doctor with an awesome staff. He has superb bedside manner and he truly exemplifies what being a Doctor means. He has a kind heart, great personality, and he is a very smart well informed individual. The most important thing is, HE LISTENS!! He truly goes the extra mile to make sure you have the right treatment plan to help improve your way of life!!
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William in Temple, TX – Nov 07, 2018
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If you can manage to get around the really horrible male staff member who works in the front office, the rest of your visit will be great. Dr. M. really knows his stuff, his attitude towards patients is wonderful, answers all questions thoroughly, make time for YOU. Has a busy practice, but gets the job done well. Just has one rotten apple in his barrel, that spoils the rest, somewhat.
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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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burl in lago vista, tx – Apr 14, 2018
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I'm grateful for Dr. Marks and wonderful staff, I recommend him if you're serious about getting better and less pain. Dr. Marks really listens, is honest, talks are productive, he gives sensible treatment options; and his back injections help - not make it worse. He's accessible (call back 11pm after giving a speech!) and staff know you & care. I'd lost all hope after 3 awful years at 2 big Austin "pain/back clinics" starting ok but soon show they are money focused "pill mills", unlike Dr Marks.
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AUSTIN – Mar 11, 2018
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I have been to all the pain doctors. This is the first one where I felt like a patient and NOT a piece on an Assembly Line. The results, so very good.
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Dale Curry in Pflugerville, TX – Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Marks is smart, knowledgeable, ethical, caring, trustworthy and creative. I've had fibromyalgia for over 20 years, am in my 50s, have seen my share of doctors and can't rate Dr Marks any higher, in any category of physician.
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trp in Austin, TX – Sep 30, 2016
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Dr.Marks is an amazing doctor. I am so glad I had the wonderful pleasure of being his patient. He took very care of all my needs. He listened to me, he asked questions ,and explained everything in great detail. Not to mention his Great and fun personality. There was never a time that I was unable to get in contact with him. If I left messages he answered in great timing. I want to thank Dr.Marks and all of his wonderful staff ! I would recommend Dr. Marks to anyone for there pain .
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Lateesha Terrance in Austin, TX – Aug 24, 2016
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Can you give this doctor and his staff more than five stars? What a refreshing change from most pain management clinics!! This doctor took his time, he asked questions, paid attention to my answers, my concerns and to all of my aches and pains. He actually gave me an examination.....this was a first for me, as previous pain clinics lined me up, wrote a script and out you went...... Dr. Marks is NOT one of those doctors, and he actually has a personality! I was thrilled to find this unique doc!!
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Michelle Kershner Kenneally in Round Rock, TX – May 27, 2016
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Dr. Marks was 500% better than my previous experience with another Pain doctor in Austin. He took a lot of time explaining everything he interpreted from my MRI and my history. He was excellent in the procedure execution and kept me well informed every step of the way. His PA and nurses are also very friendly and smart. I highly recommend this team.
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LLopez in Wimberley, TX – Apr 29, 2016
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This Dr. is AMAZING!!! We took my mother who has been in chronic pain for the last 4 years. The other Pain Dr., she was seeing just kept give more and higher doses of pain meds. So we finally said enough is enough. We located and visited Dr. Marks, it has only been one month and things are improving! He is working on eliminating the CAUSE of the PAIN and working on reducing the pain meds. This Dr. is credit to the medical profession. I wish we had done it SOONER!
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M Jones in Austin, TX – Apr 07, 2016
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Dr Marks is an excellent doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and always answers your questions to the best of his knowledge and if he can he finds out for you so your not left in the dark. He cares so much about his patients. I see him more as family now then i do my doctor. He is the best doctor you can hope for. He always makes you feel really at ease with everything you are having problems with and explains why you are having those problems. Then offers alternatives to help solve them.
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Jennifer Metcalf in Copperas Cove, TX – Mar 25, 2016
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Dr. Marks listens carefully, asks intelligent questions, and treats me with respect. He takes his time (often runs late so take this into consideration when scheduling). Don't be put off by his relative youth! He's brilliant, passionate, and engaged; and he stays up to date on current research. He's non-judgmental, mentally agile, and even a bit of a goofball (in a good way). Dr. Marks makes me feel like a person, not a criminal or a mental case. Now I believe I CAN live with fibromyalgia.
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Brandy W. in Austin, TX – Feb 22, 2016
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He was quite threatening to me, told me I had no right to be on the medicine I was on. Very judgmental!
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Gramsy in Austin, TX – Dec 31, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Robert S. Marks, M.D. is board certified in Anesthesiology & Pain Management and was fellowship trained at one of the top pain management fellowships in the country,The International Pain Center. He thoroughly examines each patient and takes the time to discuss the most current, safest options available.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2012
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center / International Pain Center: Pain Management
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Department of Anesthesiology
Residency Hospital
2008
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Department Of Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
SUNY At Stony Brook: Department Of Surgery
Internship Hospital
2006
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
2002
The University Of Texas At Austin
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Winner of the INSIGHT Lecture Competition - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2008
  • Safe Surgeon of the Month: University Medical Center, 8/2008
  • Safe Surgeon of the Month: University Medical Center, 12/2009

Media & Publications

  • Big Blue, Onset 2011

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Locations

Diagnostic Pain Center

North Austin Area Office12176 N MO Pac Expy Austin, TX 78758
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South/Central Austin Office3345 Bee Caves Rd West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Ascension Seton Northwest

Austin, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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