Dr. Isam Balat, MD

Dr. Isam Balat, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 73

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Isam Balat, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, winner of the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Plaza OB/GYN

Plaza OB/GYN1801 Binz St Ste 500 Houston, TX 77004
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Balat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balat

4.7

Based on 56 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr and staff very friendly and answers call on the spot without any holds. Treats you like family, not just another patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kimberly C – Jan 28, 2022
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Best in Houston, had my two boys with confidence!!! With him you don’t have to be scared, I will definitely continue recommending him for as long as I can
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha Aligbe – Oct 06, 2020
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He’s the best he has great manners and cares for his patients look no further he’s the best ob I’ve seen for my health issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dominique – Sep 23, 2020
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Such an amazing doctor. Very caring and very meticulous with examinations and follow ups.
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Sep 15, 2020
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He is the greatest doctor ive ever met. He cares for his patients to the max and will always listen to your concerns. I truly trust him 100%. He helped me conceive due to me having pcos. He always gave me hope and told me not to worry.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Claudiagp – Jul 28, 2020
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Dr. Balat is the best gynecologist I have ever met in my life. He's very kind, treats his patients like they are his family members, very down to earth despite how big he is in the profession and with bedside manners that is second to none. I recommend him anyday to anyone seeking gyne care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Stellagreg – May 16, 2020
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I can’t wait to return to Dr. Balat! My insurance changed and he no longer accepted what I had via my employer. Now that I have a plan he accepts, I’m going right back! He listens, very knowledgeable! Even though I never conceived, he took me through every procedure possible that my pocketbook could afford! I was a patient for 16 years before I had to change doctors.?? Great experience with Dr. Balat and his staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Channelview, Texas – Apr 10, 2018
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I've been his patient for a few years and I was happy with him and his office at the beginning. Not now! Besides waiting for 2 hours each time I came in 2017, he managed to miss hematometra that I had for 4 months after my miscarriage. I knew something was up and went to another doctor. Every time i came to his office they treated me as a new patient and didn't know why I came even though I was under treatment. It was ridiculous.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Houston – Jan 11, 2018
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Great Dr. very caring and knowledgeable however can't say the same about the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Houston, TX – Jun 17, 2017
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Charming, soft spoken, listens when you talk! There is never a time since I have been seeing him that he made me feel like my emergency was not his emergency. Very attentive. And most of all, HE KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING AND TRULY CARE ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND STAFF!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Leslie M. in Houston, TX – Jan 28, 2017
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I've been a patient for almost 12 years. He delivered my daughter in 2013, & he is also the same doctor who delivered me when I was a baby!! I would recommend Dr. Balat to everyone. He is so friendly & seems to truly care about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Felecia M. in Cypress, TX – Jul 19, 2016
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I've been a patient 1998 so, that should tell you he is a great physician. I've had two life saving surgeries and wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for him. He listened to me as so many others didn't. I went to 5 physicians before I found him by word of mouth only drawback is the wait time around your appointment takes several hours so clear your schedule otherwise you're in good hands!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Tina in Houston, Texas – Feb 18, 2016
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He's been my doctor for almost 17 yrs. He's always cared for my well being throughout the different phrases I've gone through. I like the fact that Dr. Balat cares, he's honest, and is was to talk to about your issues. He recently, helped to diagnose that I could possibly have type 2 diabetes and I did and ws able to address it with another related Dr. I was very thankful for his help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nina in Houston, Tx – Jan 02, 2016
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Dr. Balat is a very accomplished specialist and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs a thorough and concerned doctor. I would still have him as my own gynecologist but I had to change insurance carriers to KelseyCare Advantage because of my financial status. He is polite, concerned, astute, gentle and a good listener.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Karen Hunt in Houston, TX – Jan 02, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/16/2020)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balat's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pap Smear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balat performs Pap Smear more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Balat performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Endometriosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balat treats Endometriosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Balat treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
Cervicitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balat treats Cervicitis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Balat treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Balat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenomyosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Oophorectomy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perimenopause
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Non-Stress Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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(713) 930-2153

Dr. Balat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Choice
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Balat has repeatedly been named one of the top OB/GYNs in the greater Houston area. He has delivered excellent care to his patients, their families,...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Isam Balat, MD?

Call (713) 930-2153 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Isam Balat, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Balat has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Isam Balat, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Isam Balat, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Balat's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Isam Balat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balat frequently treats Pap Smear, Endometriosis, and Cervicitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Balat treats.

Where is Dr. Isam Balat, MD's office located?

Dr. Balat's office is located at 1801 Binz St Ste 500, Houston, TX 77004. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Isam Balat, MD speak?

Dr. Balat speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Balat is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

Houston, TX

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX