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