Dr. Don Quast, MD

Dr. Don Quast, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
85 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Don Quast, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 55 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1958 and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

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Top Care Areas


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Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 85% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 83% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Quast "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 Thoracic Surgery. Dr Quast has been appointed to many prestigious positions including Assistant Chief of Surgery at two hospitals and the Clinical Instructor in Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School here in Houston.

Dr. Quast is a graduate of Texas A&M University and attended medical school at Baylor University College of Medicine. He completed his medical internship here in Houston at Methodist Hospital and then completed a residency in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals."


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  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Lesion
  • Vascular Disease


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Varicose Vein 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Quast has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Quast does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Quast and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Quast's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Quast to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Quast's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Houston, TX
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...more
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in Houston, TX
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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in Houston, TX
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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in Houston, TX
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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in Quitman,AR
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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