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Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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About Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS

Dr. Iskandar is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. He joined Baylor Scott & White in 2019 after spending most of his training and career in New York City. Dr. Iskandar received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut then completed general surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. After obtaining a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery from NYU-Langone in Brooklyn, he was appointed as an assistant professor of surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he practiced for several years.

Dr. Iskandar’s additional training allowed him to develop his skills and focus on his passion for bariatric surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia surgery. Under his leadership, Baylor Scott & White Center for Hernia Surgery was established for the management of simple to the more challenging complex and recurrent hernias. Dr. Iskandar’s philosophy is to achieve durable and favorable outcomes by better patient preparation for surgery and by using innovative techniques and materials including robotic surgery.

Dr. Iskandar is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery. He has several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and presentations/abstracts in the fields of hernia and bariatric surgery and has been invited to speak at lectures on his specialty. Dr. Iskandar is fluent in English, French and Arabic.



LanguagesEnglish, French, Arabic
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: American University of Beirut (2008)
  • Internship: General Surgery, American University of Beirut (2010)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center (2011)
  • Residency: Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (2015)
  • Fellowship: Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, NYU Lutheran Medical Center (2016)
Certifications
  • General Surgery - American Board of Surgery/General 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 Aug 25, 2020, Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (109) for Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS

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Apr 28, 2022
I had many questions and he was obviously "disturbed" with my ignorance. This impatient with a procedure that was new to me made me feel awkward in that I was "existing" his time.
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Apr 23, 2022
Dr. Iskander is a great Surgeon and a very kind person! I have enjoyed him taking care of me.
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Apr 21, 2022
Dr. Iskandar came highly recommended and his reviews are exceptional. Only gave him a 9 because haven't had the surgery yet. But I'm very confident in his ability after speaking with him. Very nice young man and described my condition and options in terms I could easily understand. From arriving to leaving, my appt took 40 minutes (and that's with him taking as much time as was needed to explain everything and answer any questions I had. ) So far it's been a pleasure, hope I can say that after surgery. I'm sure I will.
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Apr 7, 2022
Best doctor/medical care I have ever received!
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Apr 6, 2022
Very pleased
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Apr 5, 2022
The doctor was extremely thorough. He explained everything to me and I was scheduled for surgery in two days.
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Apr 5, 2022
Dr. Iskander Is awesome! He was professional, kind, knowledgeable, and very easy to talk to. My nurses and staff were equally awesome as well....
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Mar 31, 2022
Excellent experience
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Mar 24, 2022
Very nice and explained the situation to me Took time to talk.
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Mar 24, 2022
The Dr. Was the most professional Dr. I have ever seen. He was kind, considerate, and his bedside manner is second to none. The Nurse was likewise, kind and showed professionalism.
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Mar 24, 2022
Dr. Iskandar is a very caring person. He listens to everything you say and he is very helpful and informative about anything you have to ask. If a doctor visit can be said to be enjoyable it is.
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Mar 17, 2022
Very genuine.
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Mar 17, 2022
It was a great doctor's visit
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Mar 17, 2022
Dr. Iskandar and his staff are very thorough, knowledgeable, and quick to answer any and all questions. The whole office seems to run very well and Dr. Iskandar is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.
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Mar 3, 2022
Provider was very kind and polite. Answered all my concerns and was very knowledgeable. He was very throughout explaining follow up treatment for my condition.
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Feb 22, 2022
I am fortunate to be able to be referred to this provider so quickly and to be able to get an appointment so quickly. I have total confidence that this care provider will take care of my needs and that it will be a successful procedure.
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Feb 17, 2022
Great
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Feb 10, 2022
If I couldn't get top tier care and great customer service I wouldn't keep coming back BS&W have ramped up to being the very best! Thank You!!!!
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Feb 8, 2022
I loved Dr. Iskander. Great bedside manner!!!
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Feb 4, 2022
Will provide more info once treatment is recommended
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Feb 3, 2022
I am extremely particular about my medical care. Dr. Iskandar is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
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Feb 1, 2022
Dr. Iskander was very professional and caring. He responded to my concerns and questions completely. His nurse was also very thorough. Always a pleasure to see Dr Iskander and his staff.
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Feb 1, 2022
This was my first time meeting Dr. Iskandar. He was prompt, informative, and helpful.
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Jan 23, 2022
Very knowledgeable and explained how he would go about doing the planned procedure
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Jan 20, 2022
Great experience! Nurse and doctor real informative, everyone treated me real good!
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Jan 14, 2022
Nice courteous very informative
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Jan 13, 2022
Friendly and Informative
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Jan 7, 2022
Very friendly and efficient
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Jan 6, 2022
Dr. Iskandar was beyond my expectations and precisely what I needed at a critical time. I am so appreciative of his care.
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Dec 31, 2021
Super friendly and very helpful of needs.
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Dec 16, 2021
Dr Iskandar and his whole staff and office are extremely helpful and friendly.
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Dec 16, 2021
After years of chronic pain and numerous medical Professionals not giving me any hope of the issue I had, Dr. Iskandar preformed nothing short of a miracle. I had given up hope and was prepared to to live with the chronic pain that limited me in my everyday life. I From the moment I met Dr Iskandar I I was impressed with his determination to help me. He stands head and shoulders above other professionals in his field. I will, without hesitation refer him to everyone I know. The staff was absolutely a pleasure to encounter with the professionalism and personal touch from each member. Thank you Dr, you have literally saved my life from constant agony and I am indebted to you for life.
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Dec 14, 2021
First time seeing this provider. Very Friendly and helpful.
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Dec 14, 2021
Excellent!
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Dec 5, 2021
Got an appointment fairly quickly. Nurse and Doctor were very informative.
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Dec 3, 2021
Dr Iskandar is so efficient and the best bed side manners
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Dec 2, 2021
Dr.Iskandar is awesome, he's never in a rush and listens to concerns and questions.
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Dec 1, 2021
Excellent
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Nov 30, 2021
Very nice and explained everything so well
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Nov 30, 2021
Prompt, professional. No complaints whatsoever.
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Nov 30, 2021
It was a very good experience
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Nov 25, 2021
One of the best that I've been to.
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Nov 24, 2021
He knows how to put me at ease. He would put his patients before anything else
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