Are You A Candidate
For Weight Loss Surgery?
Welcome to Northwest EndoSurgical
If you are considering weight loss treatment, we invite you to take the first step towards a healthier, more confident, and more active life.
At Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Texas, bariatric surgeon Matthew St. Laurent provides modern, safe, and effective surgical solutions for patients struggling with obesity. Dr. St. Laurent has performed thousands of bariatric procedures over the course of more than two decades, including gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, duodenal switch surgery, bariatric revision surgery, gastric balloons and LAP-BAND® surgery.
Our patient care goes beyond surgery. Because we are committed to helping our patients achieve long-term success through our weight loss treatments. Our staff includes bariatric-trained dietitians and certified professional counselors. We guide our patients through every step of their weight loss journey, and we take great pride in seeing them achieve an improved quality of life.
Dr. St. Laurent is very thorough in his explanation and takes the time to answer every question. The staff is excellent and makes me feel safe and successful on my journey. They’re a great team!!
The Doctor is Awesome! This staff is awesome. Everyone is very knowledgeable and courteous. Highly recommend for your Bariatric needs.
What to Expect When You Visit North West EndoSurgical
Why Patients Choose Us
Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the Houston area, having performed over 6,000 advanced laparoscopic procedures and over 4,500 bariatric procedures.
Northwest EndoSurgical is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. That standard of excellence is evident in the results our patients achieve.
We take a comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity. We offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options for our patients and continue to support their needs after surgery with dietary guidance and education, hormonal evaluation and therapy, nutritional supplementation and a commitment to life-long follow up with our program.
We do our best to make bariatric surgery as affordable as possible for our patients. For any costs that may not be covered by insurance, we offer financing plans through CareCredit®, American Healthcare Lending, and United Medical Credit.
Incredible Patient Stories
Read testimonials from patients who are able to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives after bariatric surgery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are struggling with obesity, and dieting and exercise have not helped you achieve weight loss, it may be time to consider bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve have the potential to produce significant results in less than a year, allowing patients to live more active lives and reduce the likelihood of developing or exacerbating serious medical conditions.
Dr. St. Laurent and his team are always ready to receive new patients. To meet with our doctor and determine which bariatric procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation at our Houston office today by booking online or calling
Meet Dr. St. Laurent
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a board-certified general surgeon who has been specializing in bariatric surgery for more than two decades. At Northwest EndoSurgical near Houston, he provides the most advanced bariatric surgical procedures to patients who need to start a new chapter of health in their lives.
A native of Houston, Dr. St. Laurent received his education and surgical training at some of our great state's finest educational institutions, including the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Service Center in San Antonio, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. St. Laurent is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, in which he served as a surgeon for a total of four years. During his last two years, he held the position of Chief of Surgical Services for the 5th Medical Operations Group.
Dr. St. Laurent is well-respected in the bariatric surgery community, so much so that he has trained multiple surgeons in the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure for Covidien Corporation, a global leader in gastrointestinal surgical solutions.
Recently, Dr. St. Laurent was named one of America’s Top Surgeons (Bariatric Surgery 2009 – 2019, Consumers Research Council of America). He has also been named a “Top Doctor” by “Who’s Who Among American Professionals.”
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure in which the stomach is divided into two separate pouches: an upper pouch and a lower pouch. The small intestine is then connected to the upper pouch. Gastric bypass contributes to better appetite control, healthy weight loss over time, and an improvement in obesity-related health conditions.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgery that involves removing about 75-80 percent of the stomach, resulting in a stomach about the size and shape of a small banana. This weight loss surgery results in effective appetite suppression and can improve health conditions associated with obesity.
If you've already undergone weight loss surgery but are dissatisfied with the results or experiencing complications, Dr. St. Laurent can perform a revision of your prior bariatric procedure. A revision may also be appropriate for patients who experienced weight loss after an initial bariatric surgery, but the rate of weight loss has decreased or you have regained weight over time.
A LAP-BAND is a medical device that restricts the stomach, making it smaller. Bariatric treatment with the LAP-BAND has the major advantage of being adjustable over time, allowing for steady and healthy weight loss. This surgery requires a shorter hospital stay and recovery period than other procedures. It is also reversible.
Appointment was great. Everyone in the office was very helpful and knowledgeable. Took their time with us and answered all our questions. We love Dr. St. Laurent❤️
It has always been a good experience when I go to my appointment. Dr St Laurent and his staff are very caring and I never feel rushed to get in and out. He has always spent the time to answer all your questions and make sure you feel good about your visit. He has certainly made a great difference in my life and I am so glad I made the choice to schedule that first consult.
Laparoscopic Surgery Reduced Scarring and Recovery Time
Dr. St. Laurent performs all of his surgeries laparoscopically. During laparoscopic surgery, as opposed to traditional open surgery, the surgeon makes a few small incisions on the abdomen through which he inserts a laparoscope (a surgical camera) and small, extremely articulate surgical tools. The view provided by the camera allows Dr. St. Laurent to perform the surgery with minimal incisions and alteration of tissue.
Performing bariatric procedures like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, bariatric revisions, and LAP-BAND placement utilizing laparoscopic techniques reduces the risk of complications, produces less scarring, and decreases the time needed to recover from weight loss surgery.