Dr. Isam Balat, MD

Dr. Isam Balat, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Isam Balat, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Plaza OB/GYN

1801 Binz St Ste 500

Houston, TX 77004
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Uterine Fibroids
very high
more than 95% of peers
Pap Smear
very high
more than 93% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Balat's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balat "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, and their friends since he started his practice in 1976. Dr. Balat graduated from UTMB medical school in Galveston in 1973 and completed his post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Once he finished his residency, he started private practice in 1976 when he joined Dr. John Armstrong and Dr. Richard Weilburg. In 1998, he founded Plaza OB/GYN Associates in the museum district. His interest has been in infertility and minimally invasive surgery for the management of fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic prolapsed. Furthermore, his goal is to work closely with an infertile couple until they can achieve their dream of having a baby. My Philosophy: The key element to a successful patient/physician relationship is to listen to the patient as she describes her symptoms. When you prepare a treatment plan, take into consideration every factor as they relate to the patient - symptoms, clinical findings, patient beliefs and personality. http://www.womens-health-obgyn.com/houston/tx/77004/isam-balat-md.html"
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1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

36  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • American University Of Beirut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balat to family and friends
45 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Balat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

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...more
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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...more
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Great Dr. very caring and knowledgeable however can't say the same about the staff.
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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!
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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.
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