Shannon Marek, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

(240)

2028 Sundance Pkwy

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Closed. Opens Mon at 8 AM

Quick Facts

  • Virtual Telemedicine Visits Available, Call For Details
  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies
Miles

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants - New Braunfels, TX

Gastroenterology in New Braunfels, TX

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants - New Braunfels, TX

2028 Sundance Pkwy

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Closed. Opens Mon at 8 AM

Miles

TDDC - San Marcos Research

Gastroenterology in San Marcos, TX

TDDC - San Marcos Research

1305 Wonder World Dr

Ste 200

San Marcos, TX 78666

Closed. Opens Mon at 8 AM

Miles

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants - San Marcos, TX

Gastroenterology in San Marcos, TX

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants - San Marcos, TX

1305 Wonder World Dr

Ste 200

San Marcos, TX 78666

Closed. Opens Mon at 8 AM

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About Shannon J. Marek, M.D.

Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?

Growing up working in my family’s automotive business outside of Dallas and on the farms of my extended family, I learned early on the importance of work ethic and the joys of working with my hands. Whether it was dissembling my Tonka trucks or studying astronomy, the challenge of discovering “why” things work has also been another passion. For as long as I can remember, being a physician has been the goal and culmination of these two passions. Particularly the field of GI. Not only do I get the opportunity to study some of the most intriguing and poorly understood organs in the human body, I also get to work with my hands doing complex and intricate procedures. As a physician with humble beginnings and a loving family to keep me grounded, I strive to translate the
complex medical world of the gut and liver into an
understandable experience for my patients.

Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?

I have the blessing of having a job that I actually wake up every day and look forward to going to! I enjoy the every aspect of my field, but have a particular affinity for a few areas. I enjoy the intellectual challenges presented by Inflammatory Bowel Disease and its evolving treatments. Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis remain largely under researched and are areas of great opportunity for us to improve the field of medicine and most importantly, the quality of life for our patients. On the procedural side, I enjoy the evolving and cutting edge technology being used today. Being trained in numerous aspects of advanced endoscopy including stent placement, endoscopic mucosal resection, wireless capsule endoscopy and even the latest method of nonsurgical hemorrhoid treatment, I am always interested in where technology and improved techniques can take us.

Where did you study?

As a first generation college student, I attended Baylor University on Presidential scholarship and graduated cum laude. While there, I was involved with the advanced coursework of the Interdisciplinary Core, Honors program, and served with the Baylor Chamber of Commerce helping to plan and execute some of the largest collegiate celebrations in the nation as well as caring for Baylor’s live bear mascots. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. I then went on to receive my Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Following this, I completed my internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the top 10 internal medicine programs in the nation at the time. Afterward, I completed fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia before returning home to Texas to practice.

What certifications do you hold?

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Do you have any special honors or recognition in your medical career that you would like to share?

I have been named as one of Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors Rising Stars, a peer selected award given to fewer than 2.5% Texas physicians. During residency, I was awarded as one of UAB’s most outstanding residents. I have presented at multiple national conferences, published research articles, and helped to author a preeminent textbook in the field of GI.

Please list your professional affiliations.

I am president of the Comal Medical Society, as well as a member of American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Texas Society for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy. I also serve on the New Braunfels Christian Academy School Board and am part of the Medical Executive Committee of our local hospital. I am a member of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and an alumnus of Leadership New Braunfels.

Reviews

Dr Marek has been my specialist for years I can’t say enough good things about him and his staff. It is so comforting to know you’re being valued by your medical team and they care about you.

J.B. Google

Dr. Marek has been my gastroenterologist for the last 10 years. He’s very warm and always smiling, but also very professional and informative. His staff is great-from setting the appointments to the reminders to following up to make sure everything is good.

M.B. Google

My experience with Dr Marek was excellent . He was very pleasant and easy to talk to. He made some recommendations that others hadn’t.

B.W. Google

Everything went well except for my IV. Dr Marek is great. His efficiency during my surgery to remove a cancer tumor saved my life. Christus Outpatient Surgical Center is a decent place but I did feel very rushed when I was there this time. This experience was not as personal as the last time I was there. Overall I was satisfied with my experience.

R.B. Google

As always the experience I have with Dr Marek is phenomenal. I only have to see her once a year, but she remembers me which goes a long way with me. I enjoy her demeanor and personality and she is very good at her profession.

S.P. Google

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Total Reviews

4.9

Average Rating