Dr. Jason Balette

The Woodlands Weight Loss Surgery

Jason M. Balette, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A native Texan, Dr. Balette grew up in The Woodlands. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended medical school at the University of Texas – Houston. Dr. Balette completed his general surgery residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He joined SGOTW in August of 2006 and became board certified by the American Board of Surgery in 2007.

Dr. Balette is the Medical Director for Weight Loss Surgery at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. He has guided both programs through the process of obtaining certification for weight loss surgery with the American College of Surgeons. He has completed over 5,000 bariatric surgeries. Dr. Balette is the Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. In addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Balette’s interests include other advanced laparoscopic surgeries, such as anti-reflux, gallbladder, hernia, splenic surgeries.

In his spare time, Dr. Balette is usually spending time with his family. He enjoys biking, fishing, hunting, traveling and snow-skiing.


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • Society of Baylor Surgeons
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2015-2023
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star 2012-2014

Why Choose Balette Bariatric Center for Your Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Jason Balette performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and lap-band revisional surgery in The Woodlands area. Depending on your health and your weight loss goals, Dr. Balette will recommend the procedure that is right for you.

Picking a surgeon for weight loss surgery can be a difficult and challenging decision. Dr. Balette strives for the experience and results delivered at Balette Bariatric Center to be reliable, predictable and pleasing to all of our patients.

Board Certified

Dr. Balette’s board certification indicates his commitment to his craft and your well being. Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensing sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification—and the Gold Star—demonstrate a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or sub specialty of medical practice.

The Gold Star signifies a board certified physician’s commitment and expertise in consistently achieving superior clinical outcomes in a responsive, patient-focused setting. Patients, physicians, health care providers, insurers and quality organizations look for the Gold Star as the best measure of a physician’s knowledge, experience and skills to provide quality health care within a given specialty.

Peer Recognition

Dr. Jason Balette works diligently with primary care physicians in the Houston area to help their patients understand the benefits of weight-loss surgery and the improvement to their quality of life.

“Follow-up” Technique

Balette Bariatrics was built with a patient’s Full Recovery process in mind. Dr. Balette has assembled a leading nutritional and physiological team to guide patients to a successful and lasting recovery process. The Post-op and follow up process is a vital part to each patient’s success. Dr. Balette manages each patient’s recovery personally to ensure the best possible results.