Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD
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Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD


General Surgery | Male

Dexter G. Turnquest M.D. 17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 101 Houston, TX 77090 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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


Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Turnquest is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Turnquest to family and friends
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Dr. Turnquest's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Humble, TX |
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Cypress tx |
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.
in Katy, TX |
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.
in Tomball, TX |
Gaul bladder removal and had stones in the tube and Gaul bladder. It took longer than expected but he did an excellent job. I like that he explained every step before and after. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Houston, TX |
He was everything that my friend said he was: professional, to the point, warm, and friendly.
in Montgomery, TX |
Dr Turnquest was rude and unprofessional. Also, he took out the wrong part of my colon and I had to have a second surgery by a different dr. Needless to say I am quite unhappy.
in Houston, TX |
Dr.Turnquest outstanding very professional no issues.. Thank you Sir Kenneth Ditto 03/23/16
in Houston, TX |
I've been under Dr. Turnquest's care for 1 1/2 years. I am probably his nightmare patient with numerous complications and he still smiles when he come into the room. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to him.
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Dr. Turnquest's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Turnquest's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Boil
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laceration
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lymphadomopathy
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Weight Loss
  • Wounds


  • Medical School
    University Of Florida

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University Texas

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University Texas

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Texas

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Prairie View a & M University

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery