Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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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

915 Gessner Rd Ste 470

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

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

See how frequently Dr. Lou performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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
normal
more than 28% of peers

Dr. Lou's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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*

24  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Hair Removal
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal

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

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lou does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lou and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Lou's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lou to family and friends
39 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Lou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

He is great, the staff is so sweet and caring. LOVE!!
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A wonderful staff and an artist of a doctor.
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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.
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Dr. Lou is pleasant, friendly and informative. He is a good listener.
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I had heard great things about Dr. Lou through my friends at Thrive and I had to go to the open house to check them out. They are the nicest and attentive people. They heard all my concerns and I feel confident in choosing him as my plastic surgeon. I already have referred him to friends and...more
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