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Dr. Don Quast, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 86

Dr. Quast

General Surgeons Of Houston

7400 Fannin St Houston, TX 77054

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Dr. Don Quast, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 56 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1958 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and more.


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(713) 521-0017

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Dr. Quast's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hernia Repair
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Dr. Quast performs Hernia Repair more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Quast performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Quast performs Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Quast performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Cancer
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Dr. Quast treats Cancer more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Quast treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Quast's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Dr. Don C. Quast has practiced General Surgery for over 40 years and has gained recognition from his colleagues in the medical field as a leader in his field of medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thor...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1963
Baylor University
Residency Hospital
1959
Methodist Hospital
Internship Hospital
1958
Baylor University
Medical School
1954
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
1963
1959
1958
1954

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Quast's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Quast

4.8

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Back in 2004 I was operated on by Dr. Quast for the removal of a subcutaneous lipoma on the left lower area of my upper back left quadrant. His bedside manner was impeccable, he showed caring and professionalism. The incision he made was masterfully performed and it is barely visible. Five stars, Dr. Quast, I have always thought that I would come back to you if I needed another surgery. It is rewarding to know you are still practicing. All the very best. Luisa A.
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DR. Quast is the kindness, compassionate, caring person I have ever known. I thank God everydate that he sent him into my life as my surgeon.
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He is the best surgeon I know!
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Very likely I love Dr. Quast and his staff I can't say enough about them all this was my second time dealing with him and let me tell you just simply amazing he has the best sense of humor and the hospital Woman's Hospital it felt like home I really didn't want to leave that was the best experience I have ever had in a long time everyone did an amazing job if all hospitals and doctors offices could be so caring this world would be a better place job well done to Dr.Quast and Woman's Hospital
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Dr. Quast is the quintessential Idea of what we all want in a Doctor! Kind, caring, thoughtful of your feelings, His bedside manner was better than could ever be expected, He is educated but doesn't talk over you or down to you, He is Respectful in every way! He is understanding of financial and other concerns...He takes the time to explain and ease fears without exploiting them with fear tactics!!! He makes it about you not about the ins. money. Lets you make decisions that are right for you.
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Dr Quast came highly recommended for my surgery. He was very personable and informative during my visit.
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I would recommend Dr. Quast to all family, friends and anyone looking for a top notch surgeon! He is professional yet very personable. He thoroughly explained his interpretations of my images from my mammogram/ultrasound, the anatomy of the breast, and allowed me to ask as many questions as I needed. He made me feel very comfortable about the surgery he was about to perform and put my mind at ease. It is evident that Dr. Quast genuinely cares about his patients and is using his God given talent!
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Dr. Quast has performed 3 surgeries on me. One was my gallbladder that other doctors had refused to remove because imaging didn't deem necessary. My physical exam by Dr.Quast, as well as my assessment caused him to perform it. Gallbladder had adhesed itself to my liver and it was a very delicate, but successful surgery. My other two surgeries were successful as well !! His experience, as well as bedside care are phenomenal!!
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Dr. Quast is the best. Period.I was referred to him by my OBGYN,and I will forever be grateful for this phenomenal surgeon.He knew right away what was causing my problems and explained exactly what he was going to do to fix me. He helped give me my life back of pain free, and gave me a awesome looking belly.He is the most caring Doctor I have ever been to, he would check on me 2 times a day in the hospital.His nurse Susan is awesome,and so helpful! I will always cherish what he has done for me.
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Dr Quast is just as the person everyone has described. He's personable and makes you feel at ease. Even after he tells you everything you will be experiencin with the type of surgery he will be doing on me. I'll rewrite again, after my surgery is done in late June
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Every time I have an appointment Dr. Quast is always available to answer questions or explain results as long as it takes. He is an excellent surgeon.
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Dr. Quast is an extremely kind and caring doctor. He took the time to fully explain the surgery needed & when we could do it. His office set everything up and the surgery was done right away. I would highly recommend Dr. Quast to anyone looking for a good surgeon.
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Best surgeon ever. Probably wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for this man. I'd leave my life in his hands any day.
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Dr Quast will be doing my surgery later this month. After 4 previous ER visits at different hospitals since June 2016 for pain in abdomen and a plethora of Dr visits, I went to Women's Hospital ER and was admitted to the hospital. Dr Quest was brought in to consult on my case and had a diagnosis within 8 hours after 6 months of zero diagnosis from other providers. What a caring, sweet, knowledgeable gentleman. Will update after surgery.
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Dr. Quast was my surgeon for an emergency procedure while I was also pregnant. He continued to visit me 2-3 times daily while I was hospitalized for nearly 6 weeks and followed up with my regular physicians after I was released. He was amazing! Truly an awesome man and doctor. I couldn't asked for a better doctor to help care for my baby and myself.
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Dr. Quast is a phenomenal surgeon! He is experienced in all fields - and is especially trained in difficult surgeries! In addition his bedside manner is outstanding, as is his commitment to giving his patients the best care. If it were not for his expertise during my high risk surgical procedures I likely would not be alive to write this review! If you are looking for the best surgeon to manage your case you need look no further than Dr. Don Quast!
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Dr. Quast gave me my life back. I was experiencing chronic pelvic pain for a over a year. I had been to 10 other doctors, had an MRI, CT, 3 ultrasounds, a laparoscopy, and dozens of other blood and urine tests. I went from an active 20 year old to someone who could hardly get out of bed and take care of herself, and I was about to give up on doctors until we found him. He diagnosed me in 5 minutes and did the surgery the following week. Thank you for helping me get back to my life, Dr. Quast!
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Dr Quast saved my life. I was shot in 1981. He was the attending. He took out the bullet and saved my life. he is wonderful and good bedside manner. his staff are great. they checked on me over and over again. It was a hold up at my restaurant, and I was shot when they took the money. I still have some lasting issues but none in relation to his terrific actions. HE SAVED MY LIFE and for that I think about him even to this day.
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Though he is on in years, Dr. Quast is extremely competent and experienced. Not only that, but he is the kindest, most compassionate surgeon that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Instead of living up to the stereotype of being cold and aloof, Dr. Quast instead is warm, thoughtful, and comforting. It's like having an incredibly intelligent and able grandfather taking care of you. I never doubted his abilities and he did everything he could to make me feel safe. My surgery went extremely well
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