Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, MD

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Read his story

4009 Bellaire Blvd Ste K

Houston, TX 77025

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 11 More

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Esophageal Surgery
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Nowzaradan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nowzaradan "Dr. Nowzaradan is an American Board of Surgery certified surgeon practicing general, vascular and bariatric surgery in Houston Texas. He graduated medical school from the University of Tehran in Iran and completed his surgical internship at St. John's Hospital in Detroit Michigan. He went on to graduate from surgical residence at St. Thomas Hospital, a Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee. He then completed his Cardio Vascular fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute with the world renowned Dr. Denton Cooley in Houston, Texas. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nowzaradan "Our mission is to inspire the individual suffering from obesity to adapt an effective and long term weight management initiative. Obesity is not a choice but it's management is. Obesity not only diminishes quality of life, it considerably shortens one's life expectancy."


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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.


  • Teheran University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • St Johns Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Saint Thomas Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • St Lukes Episcopal Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nowzaradan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nowzaradan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nowzaradan to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Nowzaradan'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 (7)
in santo domingo |
God bless you Dr. Nowzaradan, I have years following your surgeries and documentaries, my dreams are to fall into your hands, like those patients that you have returned life and happiness. I am a doctor, female of 50 years with obesity morbidad, if one day read this message, please help me, 829-838-4771, Dra. Almarar, R, D
in Houston, TX |
I just want to say I am excited to see him this week. I had schedule for follow up since I have surgery in CT, and wanted to meet him and as well I watch his program religiously....I will post after my visit w/dr. Now. I will let ya'll know how it goes.
New Port Richey, FL |
Hello Dr. now, I have watched your show since the very beginning. I think you are awesome and I love that you're so straightforward. You shoot from the hip and I love that. You are the best I would love to have your diet plan that you give your patients when they first start out. I only need to lose 10 pounds and I know that's not enough to require your services. But I'm 69 years old and and I struggle to lose the weight. I don't seem to have any guidance and I would really love have a copy .
in Webster, TX |
Dr Nowzaradan is a true general surgeon who cares for his patients well being. I was the Director of Materials at First Street Hospital for many years and I prided myself in getting whatever Doctor Now wanted for all his patients. He is truly amazing in the results and outcomes that he brings to so many. He is dedicated to no end...still working seven days a week out of several Hospitals and his Bellaire, TX office- seeing patients all weekend and conducting surgeries all week.
in McGregor tx 76657 |
I think God has blessed this man with compasionant heart.
Los Angeles, CA |
dr. nowzaradan is a saint, plain and simple. His empathy for people caught in an addiction that kills, but makes others see them as ridiculous and despicable, is unique. When he interacts with patients he maintains his kindly detachment and quietly goes about his work. He takes on the probability of endless lawsuits by working with such a high risk group of patients. He is clearly trying to do good and applies his formidable skills to that end. A noble man.
in Lincolnshire, IL |
Dr. Nowzaradan was able to diagnose the condition of achalasia that I had suffered with for years. I had gone through numerous tests to figure out what was wrong with me with doctors in the Chicago area where I live and none of the doctors could tell me what was wrong with me. I flew down to Houston to see this wonderful doctor and he did a barium swallow xray and in five minutes told me what was wrong with me. I have an appointment with a doctor in my area to do the corrective surgery.
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Dr. Nowzaradan accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
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  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nowzaradan has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Medical Center
1401 St Joseph Pkwy
Houston, TX 77002
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First Surgical Hospital
4801 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, TX 77401
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