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Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa MD

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa MD

Bariatric Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 892-5500


Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his residencytraining at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Board-certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Bajwa’s clinical interests are minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, bariatric (weight loss) surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. In practice since 2000, he serves as the medical director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and he has served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School since 2008. He is also a Colonel and Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 75th Training Command.

He has been recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award at both Brooke Army Medical Center and UTHealth, and as the 2004 Doctor of the Year at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, where he served as chief of staff in 2007-08. He has also received numerous military awards, including 4 Army Commendation Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

Dr. Bajwa believes that patients need an advocate to guide them to the proper and reliable sources of information that make them well-informed and prepared to achieve the best results.  Recognizing that surgery is a major event in a patient's life and not a daily hospital routine, he helps prepare patients for this experience and gives them realistic expectations during their recovery.

A resident of Sugar Land, Dr. Bajwa is married and the father of two daughters.  His favorite activities outside of his practice are running (finishing his first half Marathon in 2014), skiing, and traveling.


Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Texas at San Antonio, 1995
Internships & Residency
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, 2000
Clinical Interests
Bariatric Surgery, Breast surgery, Colon Cancer Screening, Colon Rectal Surgery, Gallbladders, Hernias, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (weight loss surgery), Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Parathyroid, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Thyroid Surgery
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Physician Website

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp