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Charles Keith, MD

4.8 out of 5 
Specialty: 
Bariatric surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Bariatrics

1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 150
Tyler, TX 75704
903-593-0230
Hours: 

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701
903-597-0351

Charles J. Keith, Jr., MD, is a bariatric surgeon who practices at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler. Dr. Keith believes “the care for each patient must be individualized to that patient’s health goals. There should be no ‘one-size-fits-all’ care plan.”

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Keith was inspired to devote his career to obesity when he discovered that the benefits of bariatric surgery extend far beyond weight loss. He performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, revisional bariatric surgery, and endoscopic therapies at the UT Health Tyler Bariatric Center. He also is trained in anti-reflux surgery, other disease processes of the foregut, and all areas of general surgery, including cholecystectomy and hernia repair.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification

Education: 

Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

General Surgery Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Doctor of Medicine: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Bachelor of Arts: Economics, University of Texas at Austin

American College of Surgeons, Member

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Member

Featured Reviews

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 03/10/2021

Great Dr and staff. The procedure I had has effectively changed my life for the better. I am very happy that I chose to have Dr. Keith as my surgeon.

   — Justin Linnstaedter


 02/06/2021

He is a fantastic doctor with a great bedside manner.

   — Marie Graham


 01/17/2021

Dr. Keith and his staff is awesome! They are friendly and helpful. They answered all my questions and very knowledgeable in the process and procedure I was having. (Gastric Bypass) They eased my nerves and made me very comfortable going into my surgery. All went well, and I’m so thankful that they have been there for me whenever I needed them. This is a life changing event and I’m glad that I had the best team in my corner!!! Thanks a whole lot!!!

   — Mary Mack


 01/07/2021

Dr. Keith performed an emergency cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) on me three weeks ago. He was very reassuring that all would go well. It did! He explained thoroughly what was going on in my belly and what I would experience during and after the surgery. You can be confident that you are in the best hands with Dr. Keith.

   — Marsha Watts


 01/06/2021

Great experience with weight lost journey. Very knowledgeable staff and doctor who cares about your health issues. They even have a support group that helps with learning how to live with new eating habits and how to eat healthy. Wish I would have did it sooner. Already off 4 pre diabetic prescription. If you are thinking about it please go get a consultation from Dr. Keith It’s worth it!

   — Chris Jones


 01/06/2021

Thank you Dr. Keith for being such good and caring person. The staff was just awesome thanks alot everyone.

   — Dorothy Pilar


 12/27/2020

Dr Keith was a delight to work with during my surgery. I never felt rushed. He always sat and visited while making sure everything was ok and I was doing well. A great listener.

   — Bernice Stubblefield


 12/16/2020

Dr. Keith is a wonderful, caring man and surgeon. He was concerned and helpful every step of the way preparing me for surgery, which included contacting some of my other doctors. His office staff is fabulous and I felt like I’ve always known them. My experience was superior!

   — Shelli Carter


 11/22/2020

I had a very positive experience with my weight loss surgery. I had no complications and I'm having very good weight loss success. Dr. Keith is awesome and I highly recommend him. Everyone at the office is very nice and helpful. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

   — Jamie Miller


 11/18/2020

One of the best doctors i have experienced

   — Sam Moatassem


 11/18/2020

Dr. Keith is amazing kind explains things very knowledgeable of your condition and your concerns. I had a hiatal hernia that was huge I was told 75% of my stomach was inside my abdomen wall. Dr. Keith fix this for me and I feel like a new person thank you Dr. Keith

   — Christy Dieterich


 11/13/2020

Dr. Charles Keith is like a close friend. He explains everything you want to know. He encourages you to keep going and is always positive and up lifting. He has great bedside manners and he or Dr. Babineau checks in on you every day. Great encouragement. If I had to do my surgery all over again, I would in a heartbeat.

   — Karma Ruhle


 09/24/2020

Dr. Keith performed my daughters surgery. He was very thorough and explained everything on a level she could understand . He was very compassionate and provided her comfort during a difficult time. I would highly recommend Dr. Keith.

   — Adrienna Dinger


 08/20/2020

I have had a great experience with Dr Keith at Tyler Bariatrics. I could not be happier. All questions and concerns are addressed and explained at a level you can understand. Highly recommend him.

   — Mandy Burke


 08/20/2020

I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Keith. He truly listens and remembers details from prior conversations which is rare for a doctor these days. I had a potential medical concern. He called prior to surgery to talk through the details, just to have plans in place, which put me at ease. Can't thank him enough!

   — Barbara Watkins


 08/14/2020

One the best MD In Tyler Tx, Great Staff and all. AMAZING PEOPLE!

   — Tina Self