Elite Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, LLC
Elite Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, LLC
Mark Adickes, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Adickes' ultimate goal as a physician is to heal, and he approaches every patient with a curious mind and a dogged determination to achieve that goal. He often tells his patients, "I will treat your problem as if it were my own or that of a family member."

Dr. Adickes' specialty is arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee and shoulder injuries. His unique concentration on the arthroscopic treatment of hip pathology is driven by a desire to one day prevent or significantly slow down the progression of hip arthritis.

As director of the University of Texas Hip Preservation Center, he regularly addresses hip injuries with the arthroscope through two tiny incisions. Hip impingement (FAI = Femoroacetabular Impingement), labral tears, snapping hip and other muscle injuries surrounding the hip joint can now all be addressed through the scope.

Formative Years

As the son of an Army chaplain, Dr. Mark Adickes was raised all over the world. He attended high school in the German cities of Berlin and Munich, and graduated from Killeen High School in central Texas, where his father was stationed at Fort Hood.

Dr. Adickes excelled in sports and received a football scholarship to attend Baylor University. At Baylor, he appeared in three bowl games. In his senior year, he was the team captain and honored as a first team All-American. He received a BBA in management and marketing upon his graduation.

Career Choice 1: Pro-Football

Football was career choice No. 1 for Dr. Adickes after being drafted in the first round by both the NFL and the USFL. He played two years with the LA Express in the USFL protecting quarterback Steve Young – followed by four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and three more with the Washington Redskins. His professional football career culminated with a Super Bowl Championship with the Washington Redskins.

Career Choice 2: Medicine

Numerous injuries, surgeries and rehabilitations led to Dr. Adickes' second career choice: Medicine. He attended George Mason University in Northern Virginia to complete his pre-med studies and was accepted to Harvard Medical School. Dr. Adickes' medical school experience at Harvard was capped off by his selection to deliver the commencement address at graduation.

He then attended orthopedic surgery residency at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Upon completion of his residency, he was honored by being offered a fellowship position at the renowned Stedman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. His fellowship included extensive training in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries with a special emphasis on the arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement, labral tears, cartilage injuries and other pathology surrounding the hip.