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Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, holder of a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and identified as one of Houston´s "Top Docs" in H Texas magazine, Mark S. Sanders, MD, FACS began his private Orthopaedic Surgery Practice in Houston in 1986. He maintains an office at the River Oaks Medical Tower, on the Southwest Freeway in Houston, Texas and is member of the medical staff at Advanced Diagnostics Hospital, Westside Surgical Hospital and Reconstructive Orthopedic Center in Houston. He also maintains a clinic at the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, where he is Chief of the Medical Staff. A member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), Dr. Sanders champions advances in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and the treatment of complex fractures and joint degeneration. His research findings on the benefits of knee bracing in off road motorcyclists were recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. During his 32 year career in Orthopedics, he has performed thousands of arthroscopic surgeries on severe shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries. His extensive knowledge of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries has enabled him to not only help patients return to their previous level of athletic activity both with and without surgery, and is amongst the few surgeons who regularly take on serious complications resulting from unsuccessful surgeries performed before his treatment.
Verified Patient Reviews
Love Dr. Sanders! Personable and very knowledgeable!
I was seeking a 2nd opinion on my Shoulder and Tennis elbow. In the past 5 years I had gotten Steroid shots and they helped out great. Shoulder pain 5 years Tennis Elbow 1 year. 4 months Prior i received shots in both... and I wanted another shot from the other Dr, and he said no..which is fine, and then sent me on my way. He did not offer rehab, or surgery. Dr. Saunders tested me, and prescribed me a mild pain killer which helped out great. He would like to schedule surgery to repair my shoulder, which I plan on doing as soon as possible.
Fantastic bedside manner and very thorough!
I have lived all around the world and have been attended by some of the best doctors in KL Malaysia, London, singapore, beijing, madrid.... And let me say that this group is literally the most unprofessional group of people i have ever worked with. The level of incompetence is incredible. I went in with a back injury in january, and now being the end of March still havent recieved a follow up phone call after take numerous exams such as xrays, mris, and blood work. Save yourself some time, and dont even bother.
Very professional. Recommended an inexpensive fix for my situation. Office staff nice.
Very intelligent, sent me for physical therapy instead of immediately jumping to an unneeded surgery.
For the second time using zocdoc appointment initially scheduled was rescheduled
Very professional and took an extensive amount of time ~45 mins to throughly understand my knee issues. He is the sort of doctor to never jump to conclusions and to back every diagnosis and treatment plan with an a extensive list of facts and evidence.
He is very experienced and knowledgeable, gives you as much time and attention as you need. I am very comfortable with him and trusts his diagnosis.
Very personable, great sense of humor, felt very comfortable. Very informative, answered all my questions. Very pleased with my orthopedic surgeon selection!
I had a problem with my knees and he was able to tell what was wrong right away, he gave me great advice and helped me so much.
Very nice, great beside manner, very knowledge, finally a doc that was able to diagnosis me without giving up
Honest, very informative and very helpful
Overall, I was very impressed with Dr. Sanders. He spent ample time discussing my concerns and explaining his recommendations. Could he be warmer? Yes. However, I am looking for a great surgeon, not a new best friend.
A pleasant experience.
I had a great experience with Dr. Sanders! He is so nice and makes you feel extremely comfortable. He is also very entertaining! I definitely recommend him! Great guy!
This guy is full of himself. I asked a simple question about the imaging he wanted done and he went on a long speech with weird hypothetical situations to make me seem like an idiot. Was a total jerk for no reason.
He has solved my problems.
Now I know 1st hand why Dr. Sanders has so many good reviews.
didn't help me. I went in with knee pain that felt like a torn ligament. he started off with a speech about how he didnt want to hear what any other dr. said without even letting me tell him the prob. he ordered an xray which looks at bones, not an MRI. told me I had a bruised muscle. I didnt want drugs which is what he offered. told me to take advil and walk it off. would I have wasted 2.5 hrs if that was all it was. I have a high pain tolerance and know where my threshold is after giving birth to twins three months ago. this guy is a pompous jerk given that every award, diploma, certificate he was ever awarded is mounted in the waiting room and patient rooms. waste of time!
Only problem I had was that they were short staffed, and my prescriptions didn't get to my pharmacist till 2 days later. Other than that everything was perfect.