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Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgeons


Sherman C. Yu, M.D.

Dr. Sherman Yu is a native Houstonian who grew up in the Southwest part of the city. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with High Honors in Chemical Engineering, and then returned to Houston where he received his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, with honors in his surgical rotations.

After finishing his studies, Dr. Yu performed his surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. It was there that he developed a special interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical techniques, especially in the field of obesity surgery. While still a resident physician, he authored many research articles and presented at national conferences.


Dr. Yu is also the Bariatric Medical Director at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas and performs single incision bariatric procedures.




Terry Scarborough, M.D.

Dr. Terry Scarborough grew up in Clovis, New Mexico.  He graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a degree in Pharmacy.  He received his medical degree with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1993.  Dr. Scarborough completed his surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and then continued on to complete a year-long fellowship there in laparoscopic surgery. During that year, he authored multiple articles in the field.

After completing his surgical training in Houston, he went back to Albuquerque and joined New Mexico Surgical Associates where he performed the first laparoscopic kidney transplant in New Mexico in May 2000.  In 2002, he joined the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and became a fellowship director in laparoscopic surgery and was awarded for his outstanding work with medical students.

He began performing laparoscopic Bariatric procedures in 2002 after being trained specifically in laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass.  In June, 2008 Dr. Scarborough joined Dr. Sherman Yu in private practice with Texas Laparoscopic Consultants.

Recently, Dr. Scarborough was named one of America's Top Surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America.  He has been a Center of Excellence Surgeon as recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation and is a member in good standing of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 


Dexter Turnquest, M.D.

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a board certified General and Bariatric Surgeon who has practiced in the Northwest Houston area for over 14 years. Dr. Turnquest is known for his dedication to his patients and excellent surgical skill. He has been honored by Texas Monthly Magazine in its Top Doctors in Texas listing for the past four consecutive years (peer nominated), in H Magazine's Top Doctors in Houston as well as many additional honors.

He has served as Chairman of surgical department, Chief of Staff and currently is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as the Medical Director of the Weight Loss Program at Houston Northwest Medical Center Hospital. 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 as well as the Houston Academy of Medicine. Dr. Turnquest is actively involved with The Texas Medical Association and serves on the Trauma and EMS committee of the TMA.

Dr. Turnquest obtained his medical degree at The University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida and completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston (1995). He is board certified (1996) and recertified (2006) by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon and of The American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

His interest include general and minimally invasive surgery, weight loss surgery, cancer, and anti-reflux surgery.


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