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About Dr. Mark I Block
Dr. Mark I Block, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hollywood, FL. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Block is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Block has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Mark I Block has the following 3 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Mark I Block has the following 10 expertise
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Myocardial Infarction
- Vascular Malformations
- Varicose Veins
- Lung Cancer
- Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Immune System Disorders
- Diabetes Complications
Dr. Mark I Block has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Mark I Block is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr Block performed a lobectomy of my lower left lung using minimally invasive surgery after I received a lung cancer diagnosis. I was in the hospital for only two nights and had an easy recovery with very little pain. I highly recommend Dr Block ! He is a very skilled surgeon, as well as being caring and professional.
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Block is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Yale University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Dr. Mark I Block accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Carelink HMO
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana South Florida HUMx HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMemorial Division Of Thoracic Surgery, 1150 N 35th Ave Ste 660, Hollywood, FL
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