Dr. David Provost, MD has practiced bariatric surgery for nearly 20 years and has helped thousands of patients live longer, healthier lives through the surgical treatment of obesity. He is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a past president of the ASMBS Foundation.
Dr. Provost attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, graduating fourth in his class of more than 200 medical students. He remained at UT Southwestern to conduct his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and became an Assistant Professor in 1995. Dr. Provost went on to become the Medical Director for the Surgical Management of Obesity at UT Southwestern Medical Center from 2000-2008. He has taught bariatric surgery procedures to hundreds of medical students and doctors and is also a featured medical expert on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel.
Dr. Provost is proud to open a new practice in Temple, Texas to continue providing expert care to weight loss surgery patients from all parts of the country. His areas of specialization include Lap-Band® and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, endoscopic pouch reduction, and revisional surgery for the management of complications and failures of prior weight loss surgery operations. A strong proponent of patient support both before and after bariatric surgery, Dr. Provost’s Central Texas weight loss surgery practice also sponsors regular weight loss surgery support groups.