Our Bariatric Surgeons

Surgeons of Gastric Bypass in Houston, Texas

At Well Beginnings and Houston Northwest Medical Center, we know that bariatric surgery is not akin to a tummy tuck or cosmetic procedure. It requires a dedicated commitment to changing your life for the better, the drive and decision to become a healthier version of yourself. Our surgeons are dedicated to your health and are skilled Houston gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® specialists.

Meet the Well Beginnings Medical Director

 

Dexter Turnquest, M.D., FACS

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a board certified general and bariatric surgeon who has practiced in the Northwest Houston area for over 15 years. Dr. Turnquest is known for his dedication to his patients and excellent surgical skills. Dr. Turnquest is also the founding Medical Director of the Weight Loss Program at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

Dexter Turnquest, M.D., FACS

Bariatric Surgeons on the Medical Staff

“Ata” Ataurrabb Ahmad, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Ahmad completed his surgical training at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has successfully completed extensive training and certification for laparoscopic gastric sleeve and banding. Currently, Dr. Ahmad practices in Northwest Houston.

"Ata" Ataurrabb Ahmad, M.D.

Jason Balette, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

A native Texan, Dr. Balette grew up in The Woodlands. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended medical school at the University of Texas – Houston. He has received extensive training in advanced laparoscopic procedures including, colectomy, splenectomy, adrenalectomy, nissen fundoplication, and bariatric surgery.

Jason Balette, M.D

Drew Howard, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

A native Texan, Dr. Balette grew up in The Woodlands. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended medical school at the University of Texas – Houston. He has received extensive training in advanced laparoscopic procedures including, colectomy, splenectomy, adrenalectomy, nissen fundoplication, and bariatric surgery.

Drew Howard, M.D.

Philip L. Leggett, M.D., FACS FICS

Bariatric Surgeon

Philip L. Leggett, M.D., a board certified general and laparoendoscopic surgeon, is well-recognized and has published extensively in medical journals detailing his innovative surgical techniques. He has performed over 6000 laparoscopic surgeries.

Philip L. Leggett, M.D., FACS FICS

Irfan Wadiwala, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Wadiwala is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. He has been in practice for more than five years and has performed more than 1000 weight loss related operations with excellent outcomes. He offers laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass, and laparoscopic revisional bariatric weight loss options. Each procedure is tailored to patient needs.

Irfan Wadiwala, M.D.

Surgeons performing services at Houston Northwest Medical Center are independent contractors and not employees, agents or representatives of Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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