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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
Insurance Accepted
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Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
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First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
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OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
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Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - Foster Care
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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Meet Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS

Meet Mazen Iskandar, MD

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 (96) for Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS

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Nov 10, 2022
He is very professional and in my opinion a great surgeon
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Nov 10, 2022
Very professional, came full prepared & familiar with my medical history & current issues, explained very clearly, listened patiently, answered questions thoroughly kind, compassionate inspiring of confidence in me that I came to the right place.
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Nov 10, 2022
Dr. Iskander is very thorough and takes the time ti address your concerns.
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Nov 9, 2022
He was so informative, polite, and explained to me so I could understand
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Nov 9, 2022
His got great bedside manners. He listens to his patients and anwers their questios without rushing them. That mines alot to me as a patient.
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Nov 8, 2022
Great experience from start to finish
Nov 5, 2022
He wasn't rushed, took time to understand my situation and offered a remedy. He seems knowledgable and confident in the treatment remedy offered.
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Oct 28, 2022
Thoughtful,caring,listens to your needs
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Oct 27, 2022
Seems caring & thorough.
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Oct 27, 2022
Very professional
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr. Iskander was very polite, easy to talk to & answered all my questions.
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Oct 18, 2022
I thank God for blessing people like your self to love and care for others. Like your team. May god bless each and everyone of u . Ggd bless and keep them prayers going up.
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Oct 18, 2022
Wonderful
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Oct 13, 2022
Seemed knowledgeable, took time with me, just overall disappointed with outcome
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Oct 13, 2022
I was worried he would suggest surgery for profit. Totally relieved and impressed he said nothing needed to be done. Then he recommended a list of exercises to help correct my condition
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Oct 13, 2022
Courteous and efficient.
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Oct 6, 2022
Very caring
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Oct 6, 2022
I was treated so good!
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Sep 30, 2022
Had a very productive consultation
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Sep 28, 2022
Great first visit. He answers question that I can understand.
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Sep 27, 2022
Very excellent
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Sep 27, 2022
His concern and manners and he listens love him
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Sep 26, 2022
The doctor was extremely nice and professional. He was not rushed and listened as I answered him questions. We came up with a plan together.
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Sep 15, 2022
His office should be the model for BSW specialist offices. Everything was explained throughly by him.
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Sep 13, 2022
Talented, thorough, respectful, flexible, sympathetic
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Sep 12, 2022
Dr Iskander answered all my questions, appeared to very knowledgeable of my procedure, provided information that helped me make my own decisions and was very pleasant to work with.
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Sep 11, 2022
Excellent surgical consult provided by Dr. Mazen Iskander. He explained the options for treatment in detail and made sure that all questions that I had were adequately answered. Very thoughtful in his conversation and explanations. Also, his surgical assistant was very helpful in scheduling and explaining all the preparations and schedules. She was very helpful!
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Sep 9, 2022
Informative/ Listens well / Honest / Very personable
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Sep 8, 2022
I needed answers to my health issues he listened to my issues and we had good conversation and I walked away with more knowledge and a better understanding of what I needed to do to get my issues under control. Driving 6 hours to meet him was not a waste of time.
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Sep 3, 2022
Sogentle in removing stitches
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Sep 1, 2022
On time cordial friendly knowledgeable and patient with me
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Aug 27, 2022
The Dr. Was very personable & I was very happy with my time there.
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Aug 18, 2022
Listened to what I had to say
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Aug 13, 2022
He was very professional and explaining my condition to me and a way that I could understand it he was patient.
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Aug 11, 2022
Very friendly and professional
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Aug 11, 2022
I like the way Doctor listened too me about my problem and illness. He took out the time to have me too understand. What he felt could be going on with me. I wasn't in his office very long. The wait for him too come too check me out. It was less than five minutes. His nurse was very professional. When I left I felt better. Knowing that doctor was going to put me too sleep with the stomach procedure. Baylor Scott and White have a lot of excellent doctors and nurses and staff. I love been a patient there. I love how they have the My Chart. I helps me so much. I learned how to use it.
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Aug 10, 2022
He was very informative ,knowledgeable, took the time to answer all the questions we had and made me more comfortable with the surgery I need.
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Aug 4, 2022
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Aug 4, 2022
You very good experience
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Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Iskander is a great provider, he is patient and will explain things so that you have good understanding of your heathl care plan. His entire staff is professional and shows compassion for all their patients. They handle all referrals, and try to get the medicine at reasonable prices.
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Jul 23, 2022
Dr MAZEN ISKANDAR was excellent I would highly recommend him to friends and family. He was very attentive, listened to my issues and explained the protocol he was implementing to resolve my issues. A++ !
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Jul 21, 2022
He's very friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, concerned and thorough. I really like this provider.
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Jul 19, 2022
Took the time for Q and A, didn't rush through appointment. I felt valued.
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Jul 7, 2022
Very professional and clean.Great customer service.
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Jul 5, 2022
Very good
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Jul 1, 2022
You got me in before my appointment time and it was nice to have a care provider explain things to you that you could understand and was friendly to talk to
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Jun 27, 2022
This was my first time meeting Dr. Iskandar. He is very thorough and respectful of my needs and goals for my health. Although I'm likely looking at hernia surgery, I think he is my best choice for provider / surgeon.
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Jun 23, 2022
Helpful, answered all my questions.
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Jun 17, 2022
Awesome surgeon from start to finish extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain everything to me in terms I understood
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Jun 16, 2022
Dr. Izkander is the best. He took very well care of me. Explained everything to me what he was going to do and he did, before and after my surgery. I had to travel about 8hrs to go see him but it was worth the trip. I will highly recommend him to anyone.
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Jun 11, 2022
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Iskandar and his staff.. They are always encouraging, kind, informative and helpful.
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Jun 10, 2022
Dr. ISKANDER MET ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. AFTER CAREFULLY RESEARCHING HIM ONLINE I COULD SEE HIS PASSION, CARE AND EXPERTISE FOR HIS WORK. THIS WAS MY FINAL DETERMINATION IN CHOOSING TO SEE HIM. HE LISTENED WITH CONCERN AND WAS OPEN, HONEST AND PRECISE IN HIS THOUGHTS OF MY SITUATION . HE EXPLAINED HIS PLAN OF CARE SO THAT I KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT AS WE MOVE FORWARD. HE HAS RESTORED MY FAITH AND TRUST IN DOCTORS AFTER A BAD AND NEGLECTFUL EXPERIENCE AT METHODIST HOSPITAL X 2. GREAT DOCTOR.
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Jun 4, 2022
Wonderful surgeon!
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Jun 3, 2022
Everyone was so friendly the assistant was so good she went beyond what her job required. Dr Islander was so good he explained everything to me so I could understand. I would recommend them to everyone.
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