Texoma Weight Loss

 (903) 465-6400


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Dr. Kureshi is a Harvard trained board certified weight loss surgeon who performs weight loss surgery in the Sherman, Denison, and Texoma region.  He is the founder and Director of the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Texoma Medical Center.  Dr. Ikram Kureshi is a native Texan who grew up in the Houston area and attended Rice University.  He completed medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock.  He then went on to do his general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, CT where his interest in bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery began.  He then completed the Harvard Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship in Boston, MA where he specialized in performing the Lap-Band and laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures. 

He also specialized in various laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries such as laparoscopic hernia repairs, lap Nissen fundoplications, lap paraesophageal hernias, lap colectomies, lap splenectomies, lap appendectomies, lap pancreatectomies, and lap gastrectomies. He is also board certified by the American Board of Surgery  

Dr. Kureshi's practice philosophy is to treat his patients as if they were his own family. He and his staff pride themselves on service with a smile and his goal is to perform the most appropriate surgery for the patient in a safe and effective manner.

Barrie Shields is Dr. Kureshi's clinical nurse and has served in that capacity since he opened his practice in Denison.  Barrie has a passion for helping others and has served the residents of Texoma in healthcare for the past two decades.  She is a Texoma resident living in the Denison area for over 20 years.  Barrie has attended classes sponsored by Allergan Adjustable Gastric Banding Systems.  Barrie's philosophy is to treat everyone like they are her family and prides herself on service with a smile.

Kelly Taylor is Dr. Kureshi's Office Manager. She has 20 years in Medical Office Management.  Kelly studied Business Administration at Texas Wesylen University in Fort Worth, Texas.  Kelly will  assist you with any scheduling, insurance verification and insurance authorization, as well as any billing questions that you might have.
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