Dr. Balat has long been recognized as one of the top OB/GYNs in the greater Houston area. He has delivered exceptional care to his patients, their families, and their friends since he started his practice in 1976.
Dr. Balat graduated from UTMB medical school in Galveston in 1973 and completed his post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Once he finished his residency, he started private practice in 1976 when he joined Dr. John Armstrong and Dr. Richard Weilburg.
In 1998, he founded Plaza OB/GYN Associates in the museum district. Dr. Balat recently opened the Binz Surgery Center where he conducts minimally invasive surgeries for the management of fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic prolapse.
Houston Infertility Specialist
An infertility expert and ovulation induction specialist, Dr. Balat’s goal is to work closely with infertile couples until they achieve their dreams of having a baby. Along with extensive evaluations to identify infertility causes, Dr. Balat offers a wide range of medications and several surgical options, including MIPs for fibroid removal, that can correct infertility problems allowing patients to be evaluated and treated in one place, under close supervision.
Endometriosis Specialist Houston
As a lifetime member of the Endometriosis Association, Dr. Balat is considered an “endometriosis specialist” treating women in the Houston area. He also conducts minimally invasive surgeries for the management of endometriosis.
Houston Mona Lisa Touch® Provider
Among the first Houston physicians to offer MonaLisa Touch®, Dr. Balat specializes in this new hormone-free treatment for atrophic vaginitis, a condition that effects women who are menopausal, have had a hysterectomy, or are breast cancer survivors.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Balat has been providing patients with minimally invasive procedures to reduce hospital stay and let them recover quickly with family and friends. Among the procedures offered include operative laparoscopy, micro laparoscopy, outpatient hysterectomy, outpatient tubal reversal, and fibroid surgery.
Fellowships, Certifications, Associations, and Other Professional Affiliations
With almost 40 years of experience as a renowned OB/GYN physician, Dr. Isam Balat, M.D. is certified and accredited by some of the most prestigious organizations in the country including:
- ACOG: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- AAGL: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- ASRM: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- AMA: American Medical Association
- TMA: Texas Medical Association
- HCMS: Harris County Medical Society
- HGOS: The Houston Gynecological & Obstetrical Society
- IPAM: International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
- The University of Texas Medical School at Houston: Alumni Association – Lifetime Member
The key element to a successful patient/physician relationship is to listen to the patient as she describes her symptoms. When I prepare a treatment plan, I take into consideration every factor as they relate to the patient – symptoms, clinical findings, patient beliefs and personality. – Isam Balat, M.D.
For three decades, Plaza OB/GYN has provided Houston women unparalleled care from our nationally renowned doctors, creating a safe and nurturing environment for gynecological and obstetrics care.