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 doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 85 years old and has been practicing for 59 years. Dr. Quast is affiliated with Pearland Medical Center, Park Plaza Hospital and The Womans Hospital of Texas.

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Top Care Areas


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

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

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Dr. Quast's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Quast to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Quast's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Pearland, TX |
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!
in Seneca, SC |
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!
in Ocala, FL |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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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Dr. Quast accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Quast has admitting privileges

The Womans Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
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Park Plaza Hospital
1313 Hermann Dr
Houston, TX 77004
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Pearland Medical Center
11100 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland, TX 77584
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