A top OB/GYN in Houston, Isam Balat, M.D. specializes in infertility, endometriosis, and MIPs.

Dr. Isam Balat M.D.

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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.

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.

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​

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.


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 affects 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.

Professional Associations

Dr. Balat 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


Dr. Balat has an extensive educational background that has laid a strong foundation for his illustrious career in obstetrics and gynecology.

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston


Degree: Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Residency: University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Post-graduation training immediately followed medical school

Specialization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Award-Winning Physician

Extensive Clinical Experience: Dr. Balat’s career demonstrates a remarkable depth of clinical exposure in obstetrics and gynecology, underscored by his long-standing practice since 1976.

Leadership and Professional Development: Throughout his career, Dr. Balat has engaged in leadership roles, founding Plaza OB/GYN Associates and the Binz Surgery Center, showcasing his commitment to professional development and enhancing patient care outcomes.

Community Engagement: Dr. Balat’s involvement in community initiatives and his dedication to providing specialized care in areas such as infertility, endometriosis, and minimally invasive procedures reflects his commitment to promoting women’s health and well-being.


Dr. Balat holds multiple certifications that highlight his expertise and commitment to excellence in the field of obstetrics and gynecology:

Board-Certified OB/GYN: Proficient in obstetrics and gynecology.

ACOG Member: Advancing women's health care.

AAGL Member: Promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

ASRM Member: Specializing in reproductive medicine.

AMA Member: Advocating for medical professionals.

TMA Member: Supporting Texas physicians.

HCMS Member: Representing Houston physicians.

HGOS Member: Enhancing OB/GYN knowledge in Houston.

IPAM Member: Advancing aesthetic medicine.

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