Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Lou
Accepting new patients

Derek Lou

1201 N Dairy Ashford Rd Houston, TX 77079

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(713) 932-7290

Dr. Derek Lou, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Houston Methodist West Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lou to book an appointment.


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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lou's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou performs Wound Repair more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Lou performs this procedure more than 55% of his peers

Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou performs Excision of Benign Skin Lesion more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Lou performs this procedure more than 47% of his peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lou performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 20% of his peers

Dr. Lou performs this procedure more than 20% of his peers

Dr. Lou's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Fracture
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Removal
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hidradenitis
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal

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(713) 932-7290

Dr. Lou accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Lou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lou

4.8

Based on 57 ratings

5 Stars
92.98245614035088%
(53)
4 Stars
3.508771929824561%
(2)
3 Stars
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1 Star
3.508771929824561%
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What went well
  • Office environment (49)
  • Explained conditions well (48)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (48)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Excellent! Very kind and considerate! Informative!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 21, 2019
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I was very impressed with him and his staff...
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May 29, 2019
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Knowledgeable staff, very welcoming and surprisingly intuitive to my needs! Prompt and excellent service!
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May 16, 2019
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Very professional and explained the procedure to me in a way I could understand. His staff is friendly and helpful.
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May 13, 2019
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Overall everyone was professional. Office was neat & clean. After meeting Dr.Lou & his assistant i felt less apprehensive. Consultation went well.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Excellent outcome after abdominoplasty, brachioplasty and liposuction. Two weeks out healing well and Dr. Lou’s team has given me a plan for the rest of my recovery.
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Apr 17, 2019
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Very likely! Dr. Lou demonstrated patience and sincerity in that he really took the time to listen to, and address, my concerns. As well, he is a very talented surgeon!
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Apr 12, 2019
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It has been a week now since my procedure and I am healing nicely. Very happy I decided to go with Dr. Lou. He answered all my questions and put me at ease. Pretty much went just as I expected. I have referred several friends that are having procures as well since mine went so well. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lou and his amazing staff.
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Michelle in Houston, TX – Mar 08, 2019
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Dr. Lou was great! He completely put me at ease. I had something done that I thought would be more complicated. He explained the procedure and said it could be done in his office in a 30 minute time span. So easy! Now I regret waiting so long.
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Ann in Housotn, TX – Jan 10, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Lou. I have been going to him for years. His staff is friendly and his work is beyond excellent.
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Jeff in Houston, TX – Oct 28, 2018
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Always professional, and addressed my needs, I have received care multiple times and I am comfortable recommending his practice.
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Barbara in Houston, TX – Oct 25, 2018
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The man is an extremely skilled surgeon, and it is a credit to his profession. The citizens of Houston should be proud he calls Houston his home
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Oct 23, 2018
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Competent staff and well-qualified surgeon.
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Joan in Spring, TX – Oct 18, 2018
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Barbara in Houston, TX – Oct 17, 2018
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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 great staff. You will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gabrielle Moreno in Stafford, TX – Sep 15, 2018
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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. Lou to anyone who wants an experienced, compassionate and highly competent surgeon. I could not have asked for a better experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JRM in Houston, TX – Sep 06, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia C. in Houston – Sep 05, 2018
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He is great, the staff is so sweet and caring. LOVE!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lauren Blowers – Aug 03, 2018
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A wonderful staff and an artist of a doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 16, 2018
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nervous about biopsies on my face, but Dr. Lou did a wonderful job and I don't think there will be any scaring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katie – May 19, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Derek Lou is a plastic surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He established a practice at the Memorial Hermann...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Indiana University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Indiana University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Harvard University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Derek Lou, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Derek Lou, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lou frequently treats Wound Repair, Excision of Benign Skin Lesion, and Excision of Skin Lesion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lou treats.

Where is Dr. Derek Lou, MD's office located?

Dr. Lou's office is located at 1201 N Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77079. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Derek Lou, MD speak?

Dr. Lou speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Derek Lou, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Derek Lou

Derek Lou1201 N Dairy Ashford Rd Houston, TX 77079
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

Houston, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)