Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dexter Turnquest, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 26 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

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Turnquest'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.

Care Philosophy

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

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

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
54 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

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  • 1

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 (13)

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...more
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He is a very caring Dr. Very happy I choose him.
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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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