Mark Shachner, MD, FACS Board Certified General Surgeon
Helping people live their lives again.
Many programs that offer anti-reflux surgery do less than 10 procedures annually. This can often translate into less than optimal outcomes for patients.
As one of the busiest anti-reflux programs in South Florida, we work diligently to diagnose, educate and treat our patients suffering from the disease of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).
Whether you found us on the web or word of mouth, or were referred to us by your Gastroenterologist, ENT, or Primary Care Physician, we take the time to appropriately evaluate each patient that comes to us seeking treatment for their GERD symptoms. Before pursuing surgery, it is often necessary for patients to receive additional testing to confirm their GERD diagnosis. This may include manometry, pH testing, Upper GI series, Upper Endoscopy (EGD), etc. We guide each patient through this process to ensure that all testing is done appropriately and safely. We ensure that you will be offered the best surgical options by completing and expertly interpreting these important diagnostic studies.
After the appropriate testing has been completed, Dr Shachner will discuss the surgical options available to you. Because anti-reflux surgery is not a one size fits all situation, Dr Shachner offers a variety of surgical treatment options tailored for you.
Meet Dr. Mark S. Shachner
Dr. Shachner has been in private practice of surgery since 1992 and is currently the President of South Florida Surgical Specialists, LLC. His practice is devoted to minimally invasive surgery for GI malignancies, hiatal hernia and reflux conditions. He is one of a few surgeons in South Florida who performs high volume of Robotic Surgery for Hiatal Hernia, Colon Cancer, and Single Incision Gallbladder removal. Dr. Shachner was the first and remains the only surgeon in the county to perform high volumes of the LINX procedure.
Dr. Shachner is a 1985 graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Shachner holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Nova Southeastern University. He is the former Chief of Staff and chair of the department of surgery at Coral Springs Medical Center and the medical director of the Robotic Surgery Institute at Northwest Medical Center.
In light of Dr. Shachner’s experience and expertise, he has been selected and trained as a proctor to teach other surgeons the safe and proper techniques of LINX placement.