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Dr. Mark Khorsandi

Surgery
Houston, TX
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

HOUSTON, TX

Address

810 Waugh Drive, HOUSTON, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(713) 522-6111

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Health Alliance Plan

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Migraine Relief Center

Houston, TX

About

Bio

I specialize in hand surgery and migraine surgery. I am board certified in General & Hand Surgery. My main focus is to help patients with difficult to treat medical conditions such as migraine headaches who have seen multiple specialists and tried multiple medications. The same is true for hand disorders such as scleroderma.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery

General Surgery

Hand Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Consider Surgery: Surgery for migraines is very promising. I perform 1-2 per week and have had incredible results. Patients frequency and duration of migraines are si... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Tendon / nerve: Tendinitis are inflamed tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. You should know that there are 9 f... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
See Hand Specialist: Impossible to tell with limited history but first thing that comes to mind is infectious process from either a bite (insects) or cut. The timing matt... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Analysis: Low yield on lumbar punctures, but he's looking to analyze your spinal fluid. 99% sure it will come back as normal. The analysis can indicate infect... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Chronic: Migraines can last for several days at a time. This is not uncommon. I am sorry you are going through this ; hope you get migraine relief soon!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Probably Not: The pip joint is very unforgiving. Any injury / swelling to the area takes a long time to recover. The stretching without really seeing the finger so... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: More than likely if you have carpal tunnel, it usually will get worse without treatment. Anything that will increase activity with hand use (and I am... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Migraines: Migraine headaches can cause symptoms to manifest in the upper or lower extremity. The symptoms can vary from numbness and tingling, to weakness, to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Tendon Inflammation: There are multiple causes of finger/joint pain. Given your age and no history of trauma, nor arthritic problems, the most likely cause is a trigger f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Swelling: Tendons swell in the morning, causing problems like trigger finger and pressure on the nerve, aka carpal tunnel syndrome. All tendons have synovial ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Calcinosis: I see calcinosis around the elbow. There are many options, one of them is surgical. Not all calcinosis has to be excised. Consider whether or not t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Up to your surgeon: There is not enough information to know what kind of surgery you had on your tendon. If it was something simple like a "trigger finger" release, then... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Highly: I perform this procedure. In my experience, greater occipital nerve decompression is highly effective. Over 95% of patients who I have performed thi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Not recommended: More commonly patients request hand rejuvenation because they have lost subcutaneous tissue in the dorsal (back) side of the hand. I am sure you can ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Possiblenerve injury: When you cut a nerve that provides sensation to the fingers, you can develop a ball of nerve tissue known as a "neuroma" which can be painful and send... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Supportive care: Rupture of veins are not uncommon. Keep a vigil eye on it. If there is no expansion of blood under the skin, then it should resolve over time. The ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Xray: A history, physical exam, and xray could help determine if you have a broken hand. Typically after an injury you may experience significant pain to t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Although it is not one of the more common triggers, it has the potential as many different foods do to trigger a migraine. Almonds and milk products ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Hormones cause swelling. So when your hormones increase or decrease, swelling throughout your body occurs. The head has less tolerance to swelling. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Any imbalance of electrolytes vital for your body/nerves can cause numbness and tingling. I recently had a pt with the opposite (low sodium) with sim... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Many options: Occipital neuralgia can be treated many ways from conservative: rest, heat, altering the way you sleep on a pillow, to massage, osteopathic manipulati... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Assurance: Just know that carpal tunnel surgery is not a major surgery and complications are minimal. Several different types of anesthetic options are availab... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
6-8 weeks: Also depends on the type of fracture (were the two ends far apart, multiple pieces, was it put properly back in alignment), location (near a joint, at... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Muscles: You have two muscles - the pronator teres and pronator quadratus in your forearm that causes your forearm to "pronate.".
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Many Causes: There are many causes of hand swelling including tendonitis, arthritis, auto-immune problems such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, trauma, broken bon... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Expect 3 months: Peak inflammatory changes at the carpal tunnel occur around 6 weeks post op, but can be present for up to 3 months. Right now you are at the peak. T... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Tendonitis: The first thing that comes to mind is flexor tendonitis, or trigger finger, especially if it is worse in the morning and gets better during the day. T... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Consider emg: I would recommend emg/ncv to evaluate for carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy. Your problem may ultimately be coming from your neck. I good han... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Fluid filled v Solid: Ganglion cysts are benign masses arising from the wrist, usually from joint. They are common in the hand. Neuroma is a growth or tumor arising from ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
There is new options: To date there has been no "cure" for migraines. Recently there have been newer options that are more effective than prescription medications. The go... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Shocks: It's more of a slang term describing a sensation felt typically along a specific nerve in the hand/upper extremity. They usually occur when that spec... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Several Reasons: Medications particularly pain. Healing bones require a lot of metabolic energy. You can still be experiencing the shock/trauma. If you had surgery an... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Check Heart ; Lung: Seems like you have history of pulmonary issues. I would focus on making sure there are no problems with your heart or lungs first. If this is an ac... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Unlikely....: Typically GI associated symptoms this late after surgery are unrelated. Anesthesia in the peri-operative period can cause GI disturbances, but they a... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Most likely: Headaches originating in back of head most likely due to occipital neuralgia, a chronic nerve compression of the greater and or lesser occipital nerve... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Scar: Most likely scar tissue or cicatrix. Other possibilities: calcified vein, suture granuloma, cyst. Less likely hematoma or abscess but anything is p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help dete... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Video of wrist: Wrist arthroscopy is when you insert a video camera into the wrist joint(s) to evaluate for specific problems such as torn ligaments, arthritis, fract... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Wash hands well: Thoroughly wash hands well with soap and water. Keep wounds covered with band-aids, dressings. Monitor for sign and symptoms of infections. Be care... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: The radial artery is one of two arteries that supply blood to the hand/wrist/and thumb, in addition to collateral arteries. That is why it is less l... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Occipital Neuralgia: This is a very common location to get headaches. There are two very large nerves known as the greater ; lesser occipital nerve in that region. Most ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Pain: Right upper quadrant pain. Pain after eating fatty foods. Occasionally nausea and vomiting.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
1 week to 3 months: The majority of my patients are back to work with unrestricted activities in 8 days after endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel release. Most c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Tennis elbow can be treated by a number of modalities. There have been numerous articles and papers published on what causes tennis elbow and how to ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Raynaud's Phenomenon: Raynaud's is common and occurs when the tiny blood vessel's constrict / spasm and there is a temporary slowing of blood to the fingers. Cold temp. Can... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Not sure: It's too hard to determine based on the information you provided. Not enough history, and a physical examination as well as tests such as xray's may ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Help in short term: Massage / myofascial release does help in short term. Fascia is the tight tissues surrounding the muscles which is often implicated. The greater occi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: 98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery. It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Metacarpal bossing is caused at the point where the long bones (metacarpal) and the wrist bones meet. This joint has limited motion by design. Yoga ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
See a hand specialis: I would recommend a board certified hand surgeon to evaluate your injuries and recommend the proper treatment.

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Oct 27, 2013
Thank you for helping all of understand some complex issues. I really appreciate you!
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Dec 28, 2012
I recommend Dr. Khorsandi. He took care of my moms hands and just did my carpal tunnel. I got back to work this week. No pain.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Khorsandi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you; I have been trying to ignore it !!!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much doctor. Reading on it makes sense
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

PENINSULA HOSPITAL CENTER
Completed 2004

Residency

PENINSULA HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Top Hand Surgeon, First Place, Texas - Spring
2014
Most Influential, Second Place, Texarkana Region - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Texarkana Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
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