Mark R. Mainous, MD is one of North Louisiana’s most experienced general surgeons.
He is Board-certified by The American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of The American College Of Surgeons.
Not only is Dr. Mainous proficient in traditional surgical techniques, he also has extensive experience and a profound interest in emerging surgical technologies, including advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.
Dr. Mainous grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. After completing an undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Mainous earned his Medical Doctorate at The University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1986. From there, he moved to Shreveport, where he obtained his residency training in general surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Mainous then completed a one-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he learned the principles of wound care and cosmetic wound closure. From there, he obtained an additional year of surgical fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Mainous developed an intense affection for the Shreveport-Bossier area while in surgical training, and married a Shreveport native. Once his training was completed, he moved back to Shreveport to begin his surgical practice in 1995. A die-hard LSU fan, much of his spare time in the Fall is spent traveling to Tiger football games, and he loves to discuss LSU football in almost any setting. He also enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing.
He and his family are often seen attending local sporting events. He is heavily involved with supporting the athletic programs at C. E. Byrd High School, where both of his sons play football and lacrosse. Some of his most enjoyable times are spent watching his sons compete on the athletic field.