Dr. Isam Y. Balat, MD

Dr. Isam Y. Balat, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male | 68 years old

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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.htmlRead more

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Dr. Balat's Reviews

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4.7
based on 40 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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in Cypress, TX |
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.
in Houston, Texas |
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!
in Houston, Tx |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
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Dr. Balat's 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, 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

Dr. Balat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
  • Undergraduate School
    American University Of Beirut

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Procedures Performed

  • C-Section
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • 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)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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