Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

General Surgery  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD
Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Turnquest is affiliated with Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

17070 Red Oak Dr Ste 101

Houston, TX 77090

Contact Information

(281) 444-8090

Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Turnquest "To provide compassionate, skilled minimally invasive surgical care in a supportive and friendly environment"


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • 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


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  • 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
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

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.


  • Prairie View a & M University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Texas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Texas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Turnquest has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Turnquest's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Turnquest to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (11 with comments)
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 Comments (11)
in Huntington, TX |
He is a very caring Dr. Very happy I choose him.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Turnquest accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Turnquest has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
9250 Pinecroft Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital
20171 Chasewood Park Dr
Houston, TX 77070
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Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77090
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Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital
17080 Red Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77090
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