Turnquest Surgical Solutions is comprised of a diverse team of surgeons, medical assistants, bariatric coordinators and practice office staff who enjoy helping people make life changing improvements in their health.
Dr. Dexter Turnquest
Dr. Turnquest is a board certified general and bariatric surgeon who has practiced in the Northwest Houston area for over 20 years. Dr. Turnquest is known for his dedication to his patients and excellent surgical skills. Repeatedly honored and featured in Texas Monthly’s annual “Super Doctors” issue, H Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Houston” publication, Health & Fitness magazine and Newsweek—Dr. Turnquest is trusted in the medical community and by media outlets.
Dr. Turnquest is the 2016 Harris County Medical Society Council of Hospital Chiefs of Staff Chairman. He is also the Bariatric Medical Director at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and has served as Chairman of the surgical department, Chief of Staff, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Houston Northwest Medical Center. His program has been certified as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery by the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) and is one of the very few programs named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery in Texas. He is past President of the North Branch of the Harris County Medical Society and has served on the board of the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Academy of Medicine. Dr. Turnquest is on the Board of Directors at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Turnquest is actively involved with The Texas Medical Association and serves on the Trauma and EMS committee.
Dr. Turnquest is board certified (1996) and recertified (2006 & 2016) by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
When not working, Dr. Turnquest enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Michele Jovanelly, MS RD LD
Michele has been a practicing dietitian for the past 15 years and has been working with Dr. Turnquest now for 2.5 years. I truly love my job. I love getting to know my patients and help get them on their journey to better health. Not just on the outside, but on the inside too. This surgery isn’t just a way of getting “thinner”. It’s a way to regain your health. I feel no more pride than when our patients are able to bend over and tie their shoe for the first time in 10 years or walk around their block for the first time ever without stopping. I consider you all like family and love to see your successes, as well as empathize with your disappointment when things don’t go as planned.
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