Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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54 y/o
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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 vascular surgery.

Turnquest Surgical Solutions

17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 101

Houston, TX 77090
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

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
very high
very high

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
very high
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
  • Vascular 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 54 reviews

5 Stars
79.62962962962963%
(43)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(2)
1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(8)

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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Turnquest's Performance
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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...Read More
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He is a very caring Dr. Very happy I choose him.
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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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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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

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