Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
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Age 45
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Dr. Derek Lou, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1999 and specializes in plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

1201 N Dairy Ashford Rd

Houston, TX 77079

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Wound Repair
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more than 52% of peers
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
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more than 41% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
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more than 28% of peers

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Dr. Lou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lou "Dr. Derek Lou is a plastic surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He established a practice at the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in 2007 where he treats patients with a wide array of issues – from breast reconstruction and augmentation to body contouring and hand surgery. Dr. Lou was raised in Arlington, Texas and attended Trinity Valley School in Ft. Worth. He earned a degree in biology from Harvard University in 1995 and graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1999. He continued his medical training at Indiana University with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in plastic surgery, which he completed in 2007. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lou "As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, it is my singular goal to bring the benefits of plastic surgery to those who need it, and contrary to what you may have seen or heard, it can be for almost everyone.

At first glance, plastic surgery may seem complicated, confusing, and mysterious. As a conscientious surgeon, my role is to help you understand whatever it is that you may need or want and whatever solutions that the art of plastic surgery may provide from breast augmentation, breast reconstructive surgery, to liposuction —in a way that makes sense and in a language that you understand.

There are many plastic surgeons to choose from, and before settling on one, I believe it is critical that you should feel comfortable with both their skills and the way they treat you. I'm confident that after a visit to my office, you will not need to travel any further.It is the ability to help people feel better about themselves that drew me to a career in plastic surgery. "

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9  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrinkles

37  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lou

4.8

Based on 43 reviews

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Dr. Lou is very professional and explains everything where you can understand what the procedure entails from beginning to end. Dr. Lou also demonstrate on the area of the procedure what will transpire during the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Lou.
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Dr. Lou and his staff are very Amazing! They are very caring and professional. From the moment I met them I felt very comfortable with them. Dr. Lou and the staff are very helpful with any needs. I'm so happy I decided to pick them as my plastic surgeons office. I highly recommend Dr. Lou and his...Read More
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I recently had an umbilical hernia repaired by Dr. Lou. It has been a week since my surgery and I could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Lou and his staff were great at every step in the process. I am healing nicely and have had no issues with the surgery. I would highly recommend Dr....Read More
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This was my first experience with a plastic surgeon, and I was nervous. The staff was friendly and put me at ease from the minute I entered the office. Dr. Lou was professional and addressed all my concerns. My options were clearly covered and I will be continuing with the surgery.
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Doctor Lou is patient, friendly and thorough. He answers your questions and helps you feel comfortable!
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