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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, includes gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and Lap-Band® procedures for the surgical treatment of overweight and obesity. The goal of these procedures – dramatic weight loss – is achieved by reducing the size of the patient’s stomach using an im...

Meet your Physician Assistants

Margie Brown, PA-C

Margie Brown, PA-C - Pensacola, FLMargie Brown is originally from St. Petersburg, FL and attended Clearwater Central Catholic High School. She was involved in many sports during high school and was at the top of her class academically. She went on to attend Florida State University, where she graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology.

Medical Education

Margie received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama. As a PA student, she trained under Mark Houston, PA-C, and learned a great deal working with all the surgeons in the group. She enjoyed surgery so much, she came back for her elective rotation.

As a PA-C, she first assists in surgeries and aids in the treatment of patients. She is nationally board-certified as a Physician Assistant and is state-licensed in Florida. Margie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Association of Physician Assistants.

She is married to Jeremy Brown, a business owner and general contractor in Pensacola, and they have been in Pensacola for four years. She enjoys boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, running and volleyball.

Mark Houston, PA-C

Mark Houston, PA-C - Pensacola, FLMark Houston, PA-C, has been a physician assistant with The Surgery Group since 2003. He has over eight years of surgical experience. His main focus now is minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, although he has extensive experience in general and vascular surgery, as well.

Medical Education

Mark received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in Computer Science and Business Administration. He subsequently received a master’s degree in Health Science from the University of South Alabama. He is certified by the NCCPA, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mark also trains future physician assistants in surgical techniques and patient care, as he is an adjunct professor for the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies department.

Mark now specializes in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received specialized training from Dr. Jeffrey Lord in laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. Mark now works mainly with Dr. Lord and the Sacred Heart Institute for Surgical Weight Loss.

Mark’s personal interests include playing music, fitness, family, boating and fishing.

When you want personal care that delivers quality, comfort and quick results, look to The Surgery Group. Call us at 850.444.4777 or use our online form to schedule your appointment.

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