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Mark Santman

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About

Mark Santman, MD, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then traveled to New Orleans for residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Tulane University. His resident research project on the use of a bone growth protein to speed healing won an international award. Dr. Santman completed his fellowship training in adult spine surgery at the University of California at San Diego.

Although he maintains a special interest in complex cervical spine surgery, Dr. Santman's practice encompasses all areas of adult spine surgery, including lumbar and thoracic deformity, scoliosis, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, myelopathy, spondylolyosis and spondylolisthesis (instability), radiculopathy (aka "sciatica" = pinched nerves from herniated disks), tumors and fractures, He provides evaluations for patients with neck or back pain with or without extremity pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness.

When surgical intervention is required, Dr. Santman employs traditional techniques as well as minimally-invasive spine procedures, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgeries performed from the front, side and/or back of the spine, utilizing small tubular retractors and a high-powered microscope.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (1995)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center (2010)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert) - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Mark Santman  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(121)
Overall: 4.6*
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May 30, 2020
doc santman explained everything to me
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May 29, 2020
Dr. Santman is very knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to relate well to his patients. He listened and asked good questions before recommending solutions to my issue.
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May 29, 2020
He was amazing. He figured out my problem when 6 other doctor's couldn't
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May 27, 2020
She was very attentive to my car and answered all my questions that I had
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May 22, 2020
great!!!!
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May 17, 2020
First experience with this Dr. Seemed courteous, respectful, and thoughtful in his interaction with me. Took his time to explain factors involved with my complaint to the point of my understanding.
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May 16, 2020
Empathetic, provided excellent information on my condition and possible remedies. Created a level of confidence.
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May 15, 2020
Dr. Santman was very professional but caring. he answered all m questions and I would definitely refer him.
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May 8, 2020
Dr Santiman was thorough in explaining my syndrome, long and short term effects, treatment options, surgical and recovery procedures and expectations.he then asked if I had questions and continued to be available until my concerns had been addressed,I feel that he continually adapted his explanations to suit my level of education and understanding.His manner is calm, soft spoken, thorough and confident.I feel exceptionally comfortable trusting that he will provide the professional care best suited for my situation.
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May 3, 2020
GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH THIS DOCTOR. HE HAS DONE 2 BACK OPERATIONS SO FAR.
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May 1, 2020
easy to talk to;answered all of my questions
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Apr 29, 2020
Dr Santman is amazing and very compassionate.
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Apr 8, 2020
Dr. Santman was very attentive to my concerns and very caring.
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Mar 28, 2020
Dr. Santman is compassionate, caring, and is an excellent communicator.
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Mar 20, 2020
1st time visit. Quickly put at ease. professional environment.
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Mar 18, 2020
they went above and beyond to take care of me. the nurses spent a. lot of time looking for a back brace. VERY APPRECIATE D
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Mar 18, 2020
Dr Santman is a true professional in every way
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Mar 15, 2020
pre-surgery, surgery, post-surgery appointments/care very good.
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Mar 7, 2020
my first visit, very pleased. everyone professional.
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Feb 22, 2020
Dr Santman made me feel at ease. He seemed genuinely concerned, took his time listening to me & made sure I understood my options/course of action. Excellent bedside manners, soft spoken & I was very impressed with his French & knowledge of my home Country of Belgium.
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Jan 13, 2020
I felt like he didn't want to help. he mainly just glared at me making me feel very uncomfortable.
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