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Our Team

Dr. Hugh Babineau

Hugh P. Babineau, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is board-certified in general surgery and specializes bariatric surgery. For most patients with obesity and related conditions, bariatric surgery remains the most effective intervention for improving their overall health.

He developed an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity during medical school and residency. While his primary specialty is bariatric surgery, he also specializes in other advanced laparoscopic surgeries and minimally invasive abdominal procedures, such as laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair, ventral hernia repair and splenectomies.

Dr. Hugh Babineau

Dr. Charles Keith

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. 

Dr. Charles Keith


UT Health Tyler Bariatric Staff



Our goal is to help individuals achieve better health through surgical management of obesity. We specialize in Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy. We are located in Tyler and treat patients from Longview, Athens, Jacksonville, Palestine, Kilgore, Marshall, Gilmer and many other locations in East Texas.


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UT Health Tyler Bariatric Center

1100 E. Lake St., Suite 150 Tyler, TX 75701 903-593-0230