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Hugh P. Babineau, MD

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Bariatric surgery
General Surgery
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UT Health East Texas Physicians
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UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Bariatrics

1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 150
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - noon

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Hugh P. Babineau, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a bariatric surgeon who practices at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler. “For most patients with obesity and related conditions, bariatric surgery remains the most effective intervention for improving their overall health.”

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Babineau performs sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgeries and directs the UT Health Tyler Bariatric Center. He also specializes in other advanced laparoscopic surgeries, including hiatal hernia repair, ventral hernia repair and splenectomy.

His personal interests include cycling, walking his dogs, playing tennis, teaching Sunday school to kindergarteners and serving on the board of directors for Hope Haven of East Texas.

Dr. Babineau is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification


General Surgery Residency: Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Doctor of Medicine: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y.

Bachelor of Arts: Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Fellow

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Hope Haven of East Texas, Board of Directors

Featured Reviews



he is a great dr and all the team are there is great

   — Kakashi The Gamer Of Life


Dr. Babineau had the best bedside manner and he did a wonderful job the stuff is so great they explain everything to you and make you feel good about your surgery I had no trouble with anything even when I was afraid Jennifer the nurse assured me everything would be okay just to follow all the directions and not to feel so scared everything was going to be fine,Dr Babineau assured me that nothing was going to happen and then I would be just fine not to be so afraid he was going to take good care of me and everyone was going to be fine thank you so much Dr Babineau over everything you done I'm so happy with everything you did.

   — Tina Fondren


Dr. Babineau changed my life forever and I could never thank him and his staff enough. Everyone in his office is super nice and knowledgeable, they prepare you for the changes you will go through. He and his staff remain available to guide you through your journey to a healthier life. It is not an easy solution but it is well worth it and I couldn't have done it without Dr. Babineau and his staff!

   — Casandra Mckinney


Dr Babineau office is great, very nice, great hospitality. Jennifer the nurse that teaches the classes you cant ask for a better teacher and nurse she is very educational and funny.. My surgery will be in November and I will updated then, anyone fixing to start this path in your life its a great choice and a new beginning that will change you for ever in a great way...

   — Ashley Meshell


Dr B is smart, kind, and very skilled! He and his staff are near and dear to my heart. He has helped 2 of my family members and myself with weight management. I couldn’t even imagine going elsewhere. ⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️ Terri HenegarSeery

   — LD


Finding the courage to finally go to Dr. B was the best decision of my life; he literally saved me from myself. Saved my husband’s life too. And we learned so much from the classes and from all the fabulous support group friends we’ve made along the way. The only regret that my husband and I have is that we didn’t go see Dr. B sooner. Highly recommend Dr. B and his wonderful staff.

   — Sandy Wilson-Whitlow


Dr. Babineau and his staff are great and very professional. I was originally going to have a revision done through his office but cancelled due to a military move. I was assigned a different doctor in my new area who only had a local satellite office but whose office was in San Antonio. I received horrible service for over 3 months with very incompetent staff. I finally begged my insurance to let me go back to Dr. Babineau even though I had to drive 4 hrs for each appt. I had my revision surgery January 15th and everything went great. I am so thankful to Dr. Babineau and his staff.

   — Rosland Norris


Totally AWESOME dr and staff!! Did a wonderful job with 'the sleeve' surgery for me. I had my surgery in Oct of 2014 and was 258 pounds and 60 years old. Wasn't impressed with the 'classes', but surgery was great and after 3 years, I still have restriction and have kept most of the weight off. I was told, and read extensively, that typically one would gain about 20% back of the weight they had lost, and that's about what I have gained, although I plan to REALLY work towards getting it back off this coming year. My total weight loss with 'the sleeve' surgery was approximately 100 pounds. I feel like a new me and am SO grateful to Dr Babineau and his wonderful staff for helping me to get my life back! Wasn't crazy about 'Freda', but dealt with it. Would HIGHLY recommend Dr Babinea if you are considering taking your life back. After years of "yo-yo' dieting and struggling with my weight, I'm so happy with my decision to have weight loss surgery by Dr. Babineau!!!

   — Ludy Gibson


Love the staff. Very friendly and very helpful!! They are the Best!!!

   — Kelli Russell


I weighed 605 lbs when I came to Dr. Babineau. I had to take classes for 6 months because of the insurance that I had. In those classes I learned quiet a bit about my eating habits and my stressors. Then came the surgery and it was rough at first because my mind n my mouth were trained to eat alot but my stomach was on another page. I finally got it together n I now weigh 238 lbs. I am so happy. Dr. Babineau and his staff are the business. I love life again. I am so thankful for him n his program.

   — LaTwan Gibbs