Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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Turnquest Surgical Solutions

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(281) 719-9221
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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(281) 719-9221
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Turnquest accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

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. Turnquest's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turnquest performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Turnquest performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turnquest treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Turnquest treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turnquest performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Turnquest performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Turnquest's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Boil
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysphagia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Goiter
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laceration
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Weight Loss
  • Wounds

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide compassionate, skilled minimally invasive surgical care in a supportive and friendly environment

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Texas
Residency Hospital
1992
University Texas
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Texas
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Florida
Medical School
1984
Prairie View A & M University
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
1990
1989
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Turnquest's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Turnquest

4.3

Based on 57 reviews

5 Stars
80.70175438596492%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
2 Stars
3.508771929824561%
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1 Star
14.035087719298245%
(8)

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Love Dr T.. best decision I ever made was to see him. Have gastric bypass with him 2 years ago and this summer had panniculectomy ( removal of excess skin to stomach) and brachioplasty ( removal of excess skin to upper arms ). Has been a long journey but worth it.. would not change a thing. He is caring and has given me all time I needed and answered my many many questions. Staff if very caring and nice.
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I was a true results patient which was a joke. They closed their doors & left me with no option. I found Dr. T by accident. I’m so thankful I did! He is the kindest, straight forward, understanding Dr. I’ve referred other TR patients & we ALL love him & his kind staff.
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Almost 7 years out, still down almost 100 lbs. One of the best decisions I ever made. Insurance wouldn't cover because I wasn't fat enough or sick enough. Smoochie Husband said, "We'll treat it like a car payment."
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Dr. Turnquest performed my Gastric Bypass surgery. I was very pleased with the way things went. My surgery was performed a few years ago and I haven't had any issues. He was recommended to me by my PCP and I have been very pleased with the outcome. I hate I waited so long to do it.
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Dr. Turnquest performed my gastric bypass 4 years ago. Every single person I came into contact with assured me of his ability, knowledge and excellence. They were all correct. He performed my mother's gastric bypass the following year. I have total confidence in his knowledge, experience and caring. His bedside manner is second to none. He is truly one of the very best surgeons in Houston. As a side note, having weight loss surgery was the best decision I've ever made for myself.
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VERY RUDE AND ARRAGANT NO EMPATHEY OR COMPASSION
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One of the nicest doctors I've ever had. He took the time to explain everything to me, gave me his recommendation and told me the final decision was mind to make. I appreciate him and his staff. I would highly recommend all my family and friends to Dr. Turnquest.
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I had RNY with Dr. Turnquest in June. Thank you for giving me my life back. He is the kindest and most professional person I know. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
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Six years ago I interviewed 6 area doctors regarding baristric surgury. I chose Dr. Turnquist as the most skilled of surgeons. I was correct. Now tomorrow I return for consultation regarding skin removal after have lost more than 100 pounds. I know Dr. Turnquist won't perform the plastic surgury, but I trust his consult and referral to whom he believes I should have perform the procedure.
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He is a wonderful doctor who will tell it to you straight but in a kind and caring way because he knows having a bariatric procedure done is a huge life change for his patients and they could use all the support they can get. I had my surgery in June and my scars are healing so fast I imagine in another month or so they will be almost invisible! Dr Turnquest and his staff are extremely trustworthy and he is available almost 24/7 via phone to answer any of his patients questions.
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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)