dmagazineDALLAS, Tx. (Dec. 1, 2011) — Dr. Mark Allen, MD, a urologist in Plano, Texas, was recently selected as a Dallas Top Doctor by D Magazine.  The D Magazine “Best Doctors in Dallas 2011” is a renowned selection of physicians and pediatricians in the greater Dallas area who are chosen based on a peer-review voting process.  Dr. Allen was chosen because of his uniquely innovative treatment approach into specific urological disorders and conditions.  He was one of the first pioneers in the North Dallas area to offer the robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer treatment.

In the 2011 survey, more than 1,600 doctors voted for peers in selected categories. Texas medical license numbers were used to validate each physician and the final tallied list was presented to an esteemed group of physicians and specialists.  Doctors who make the cut generally have been discussed numerous times by other doctors and are well regarded in the medical community by both physicians and patients.

Dr. Allen is a board certified urologist who graduated with the highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He later earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio.  His surgical skills in the field of urology and his passion for advancing the specialty with new treatment techniques put him in the top percent of doctors in the US News and World Report for research quality.

Several innovative procedures not offered by all urologists include penile implants and penile prosthesis devices to assist men with erectile dysfunction. He is notably one of the most skilled urologists in Dallas offering this service.  He also specializes in all areas of urinary incontinence for men and incontinence in women and offers a variety of treatment techniques including the InterStim stimulator device and various sling procedures.  Dr. Allen routinely performs complex urogynecological reconstruction procedures in women and treats a variety of urology-related cancers.

Perhaps his most notable contribution to the urology field of medicine is his specialization of treatment into specific urological cancers of the bladder, kidneys and prostate.  Dr. Allen is an expert in each of these cancers and offers robotic surgery as a treatment option to reduce the side effects associated with surgery as well as maximize the outcomes for each of his patients.

The D Magazine top doctors list is designed each year with the patient in mind. Specialties in which the patient has little or no say are often not included (including pathology and anesthesiology).  The voting panel and D Magazine staff members review the results carefully and chose each finalist based on the number of votes that are received for each specialty.