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Mazen Iskandar, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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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
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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 - Federal Select PPO
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 Network-Group
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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 - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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 POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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: American University Of Beirut-Lebanon (2008)
  • Education: 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: NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (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 May 11, 2020, Mazen Iskandar, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(120)
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Sep 12, 2020
Thankful to have this care provider for my procedure.
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Sep 6, 2020
Great experience.
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Sep 4, 2020
very good
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Aug 29, 2020
The whole experience has been fantastic with the care I am receiving. Dr Iskandar has a protocal that kept my pain level down unlike my past surgeries.
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Aug 28, 2020
very good
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Aug 25, 2020
he actually cares and takes time to explain everything.
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Aug 24, 2020
I had a allergic reaction to the surgical tape, the doctor and his staff went above and beyond to help. The doctor even took my call on Saturday since I needed additional care!!Definitely gave me one on one care that is unique these days !!
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Aug 23, 2020
Dr. Iskandar was very honest. I was pleased when he gave me another option to my problem.
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Aug 20, 2020
pleased with great service and care
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Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Iskandar and his staff were very pleasant. Dr. answered all of the questions my wife and I had regarding post surgery care. We would definitely recommend him to any friends & family.
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Aug 15, 2020
Listened very well to my concerns. Kind and patient with me.
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Aug 14, 2020
Very professional concern and care for my medical issue. Gave great treatment and advice for follow up care.
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Aug 13, 2020
very willing to listen to me. felt confident this doctor will help me with my problem
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Aug 12, 2020
This is my first visit with this doctor. He answered all my questions that I had about the procedure I will be having. Doctor is very patient and courteous.
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Jul 30, 2020
Dr.Iskandar and his staff were wonderful. He took time to explain in detail to my husband & I about my procedure. I trusted him with my care and I am very happy with my outcome.
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Jul 28, 2020
Very pleased with Dr Iskandar
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Jul 26, 2020
Dr. Iskandar took excellent care of my husband. He showed care & concern and completely explained the situation with my husband's condition. We couldn't have asked for a better care provider.
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Jul 24, 2020
explained everything so I could understand
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Jul 24, 2020
I felt very comfortable entering the office & talking to the Dr. about my condition. I really appreciate him asking me to relay to him the sequence of events that lead me to this visit. He listened intently.
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Jul 23, 2020
Dr. has an awesome bedside manner!He is the first Dr. that personally caked me to give my report from testing that day.I told him at that time he was so kind and showed concern for my well being!
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Jul 17, 2020
best medical experience.
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Jul 8, 2020
Wonderful experience.
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Jul 8, 2020
He was wonderful.
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Jul 3, 2020
Very polite and caring about my problems. Very informative and honest about my care. He gets an A+ from me.
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Jun 30, 2020
very good
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Iskander spent adequate time making me feel at ease and answering all my questions before, during and after surgery. I never felt rushed or unimportant. The entire staff made the process easier by making feel comfortable and taking the fear away. Thank you so much!
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Jun 17, 2020
He is very professional, knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease. He listens and answers all your questions.
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Jun 16, 2020
Felt very well cared for
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Jun 16, 2020
Nurse and Doctor were the greatest! I feel uncomfortable usually when I go to dr's I have never seen. As I started talking to nurse she made me feel comfortable and the comfort never stopped. Doctor came in and he also made me feel the same way. He explained everything to where I understood. Definitely a great experience.
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Jun 16, 2020
I would recommend him to everyone
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Jun 11, 2020
very knowledgeable
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Jun 10, 2020
I am very happy with his knowledge, explanation and advice. He cares about people.
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Jun 9, 2020
very good
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Jun 9, 2020
Excellent surgeon! Very caring and thorough when providing care
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Jun 9, 2020
amazing doctor and staff - everyone was concerned, showed respect and care, I couldn't have asked for better care!
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Jun 4, 2020
answered all my questions and concerns
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Jun 4, 2020
Dr. Iskander takes a good amount of time to both assess the situation and discuss questions with me.
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Jun 3, 2020
outstanding
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Jun 1, 2020
I appreciate his caution in considering my situation. He also was very clear and precise in his explanations.
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May 29, 2020
Verry good he took time to explain exactly what he would do
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May 21, 2020
from scheduling to checkout, the experience could not have been better. Great doctor, nurse and all staff.
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May 19, 2020
very good
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May 14, 2020
Dr Iskandar listened carefully and answered all of my questions. I wasn't not rushed at all. I felt very comfortable during my visit.
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May 7, 2020
Dr. called wife after surgery. Answered all my questions. Pleasant. It was a good experience under bad conditions. I am very pleased.
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May 5, 2020
very courteous and professional, took sufficient time to address all concerns
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Apr 16, 2020
Excellent
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Apr 9, 2020
Excellent physician!!
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