David Provost

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 121 ratings

David Provost Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

David Provost Bariatric Surgeon Picture

23 yr in Bariatrics

23 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

13 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 12

Max Age of Patient is 99


  • About Me

    Dr. David Provost, Bariatric Surgeon

    David Provost, MD, FACS is a highly-regarded, nationally recognized bariatric surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. As one of the nation's foremost weight loss surgeons, he pioneered the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in Texas having first performed the procedure in 1999. Dr. Provost brings his expertise in bariatric surgery to the Baylor Scott & White Weight Loss Surgery Program.

    Because of his expertise and precision surgical skills, he has the distinction of having educated and trained hundreds of surgeons worldwide. Board-certified, he specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and serves as the Chief of Bariatric and General Surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where he also completed his internship and residency and later became an assistant professor.  He went on to fellowship train in surgical critical care at the University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Provost is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgical Critical Care, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

    In addition, he served as President of The ASMBS Foundation in 2011 and was appointed to the Executive Council for the ASMBS. Dr. Provost also serves as the Secretary of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgery and of the Texas Chapter of ASMBS. Having received numerous awards, D Magazine named him as one of the best bariatric surgeons in Dallas for six years in a row and Texas Monthly named him a Texas Super Doctor in 2008. Dr. Provost currently serves as an associate editor for the official ASMBS journal, SOARD, and has been a respected leader in the national accreditation of bariatric centers.

    Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Provost

    Dr. Provost has helped to change and save thousands of lives throughout his distinguished career. He is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care with a strong focus on the importance of patient aftercare and support before, during, and after surgery. He leads a structured program that offers comprehensive weight loss solutions. As a doctor active in surgical education and training, he provides his patients with the very latest in surgical technique and is committed to patient safety.

    Dr. Provost is known by his patients as a warm and caring doctor who takes the time to listen and answer any questions they may have. With careful precision, he expertly performs the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) and the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY). He is well-known for taking on complex weight loss surgery cases when other surgeons will not.

    Bariatric Surgery in Temple, Texas with Dr. Provost

    Dr. Provost and his leading team of experts at Baylor Scott & White Weight Loss Surgery Program in Temple, Texas welcome patients from the great State of Texas and from around the world. Having performed more than 3,000 weight loss surgery procedures, they offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that includes advanced surgical options, psychological and nutritional counseling, rehabilitative care, education, and long-term support second to none. With a focus on personalized patient care, Dr. Provost, staff, and providers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way on your weight loss journey.

    Dr. Provost and the caring and compassionate team at Baylor Scott & White Weight Loss Surgery Program host educational seminars and support groups for pre and post-operative patients. Their commitment to helping each and every patient overcome obesity is unwavering.
    Take your first step and call 254-724-2397 to learn more about how you can benefit Dr. Provost and his team with their exceptional quality of care.

    Find hope through having surgery with Dr. Provost and his surgical team!

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  • Latest Reviews See all 121 reviews
    avatar peggy5b on April 29, 2013

    I liked Dr. Provost a lot. I didn't want to go to him initially. I live in South, so I wanted to use a Dr. at Baylor Irving for convenience, but Matine sent me to Dr. Provost, an hour away in Denton. I have More...

    avatar Allison S. on March 11, 2013

    While Dr. Provost isn't a man of many words, he has a sweet smile and equally sweet bedside manner. He will answer any and all questions you may have, put your mind at ease and his staff is top notch. He has an extremely More...

    avatar itsmekaren on July 12, 2012

    I went to Dr. Provost, hoping to get help with some problems I've been having after Gastric Bypass. 9 years ago. Weight gain and some muscle strength problems. I felt that my stoma had stretched out and my pouch empty very fast causing me More...

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