Dr. Irfan Wadiwala, DO

Bariatric Surgery •  Male • Age 47

  79 Reviews

Dr. Irfan Wadiwala, DO is a bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Wadiwala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wadiwala

4.6

Based on 79 reviews

5 Stars
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I was referred to Dr. Wadiwala by one of his former patients who had gastric sleeve surgery. Upon meeting him and speaking with him, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing him to be my doctor. He is genuine and very caring. He greets you with a big smile on his face, and he takes the time to have a conversation with you, and answer any questions you have. When I had my surgery, he made me feel very safe in his care. My surgery was a big success! I absolutely recommend Dr. Wadiwala.
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He met me 2 minutes before the operation and didn't to want to converse on my diagnosis or condition. Post-op I have not seen him. He left 2 sheets of paperwork for me and disappeared. Not only would I not recommend him- I'd warn people to choose a different surgeon.
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I do not like leaving low reviews for anyone, however he seems to have no time for post operation follow up. I have made numerous attempts to contact him for a work excuse and gather other post operations information. His staff always states he is busy and they will pass along the information. He maybe a good surgeon but I suggest if you have questions be prepared to have to wait. I hope your experience is better than mine
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Amazing doctor who really cares about his patients and changing lives. He takes the time to explain and ensure you are ready and feel comfortable with the procedure.
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Told me it was a free consultation, but charged my insurance $250! I never had any services provided!
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Dr. Wadiwala has helped me get my like back.. I was diagnosis es with pre-diabetes and uncontrolled hypertension. After 8 months of under going bariatric surgery My pre-diabetes has resolved and my blood pressure is under control. Thank you for your help. I have recommend him to many of my own family & friends.
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Initial bariatric surgery and recovery was good. 2-3 years post surgery follow up very poor. Dr. Wadiwala was unconcerned with my new pain and digestive issues, mostly interested in any referrals I could send to him and any new procedures that I wanted done. Once he discovered I was just there to follow up for the new pain issue he said, I'll work it up if you want me to, otherwise let me know if the pain gets excruciating. I'll see a gastroenterologist who will know more about GI system.
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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Substandard Care (12/12/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wadiwala's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Wadiwala performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Wadiwala performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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Dr. Wadiwala performs Esophageal Surgery more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Wadiwala performs this procedure more than 53% of his peers

Obesity
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Dr. Wadiwala treats Obesity more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Wadiwala treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Wadiwala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biopsy
  • Boil
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Injuries
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laceration
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Tumor
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lump
  • Lumpectomy
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mass
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole
  • Mole Removal
  • Multi-System Organ Failure
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polypectomy
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tumor
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strongly believe that patient-physician relationship is the cornerstone in the ultimate success.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Arrowhead Reg Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2005
California
Undergraduate School
2003
King-Drew
Residency Hospital
2002
King Drew Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2001
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1993
El Camino
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

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61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)