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Dr. Dexter Turnquest MD

General Surgeon

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
(281) 444-8090


Dr. Turnquest earned his medical degree from the University of  South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed his residency and fellowship at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Board certified in general and bariatric surgery, Dr. Turnquest has practiced in the Northwest Houston area since 1996. His clinical interest is in bariatric surgery and he performs the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and lap band bariatric procedures.

Dr. Turnquest is known for his dedication to his patients and excellent surgical skills. His office staff speak Spanish.

Dr. Turnquest currently serves on the Executive Board of the Harris County Medical Society and chairs the Harris County Medical Society Council of Hospital Chiefs of Staff.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
A recipient of numerous recognitions and awards,Dr. Turnquest has been featured in Texas Monthly’s annual “Super Doctors” issue, H-Texas Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Houston” publication, Health & Fitness magazine and Newsweek.

Physician Details

Mon 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Medical Education
University of South Florida - Registrar, 1989
Internships & Residency
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, 1995
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, 1992
Clinical Interests
Bariatric Surgery
PCP Number
Cities Served
Houston, Humble, North Houston, Spring
ZIP Codes Served
77014, 77032, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77060, 77064


Physician Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Amerivantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
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