Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a proud native of Houston, Texas. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the honors program at Texas A&M University with a degree in Biochemistry. Afterwards, he received his medical degree at Texas A&M University College of Medicine where he was recognized for surgical honors and graduated in the top of his class. Dr. St. Laurent subsequently completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Health Service Center in San Antonio, Texas. While training at the University of Texas Health Science Center, he distinguished himself by publishing multiple articles in the fields of transplant and general surgery.
After completing his surgical training, Dr. St. Laurent spent four years as a general surgeon with the United States Air Force. During his last two years of service he held the position of Chief of Surgical Services for the 5th Medical Operations Group. While with the United States Air Force, Dr. St. Laurent began working in the field of bariatrics. After returning to the Houston area, he went on to complete additional training through a fellowship in laparoscopic bariatric surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He has successfully completed multiple advanced courses in laparoscopic surgical techniques and in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He has also completed advanced training in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding or LAGB and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. He currently serves as a certified proctor/instructor for both Covidien and Allergan Corporations, teaching other surgeons around the country how to perform the LAP-BAND System procedure and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Dr. St. Laurent has been named one of America's Top Surgeons for the past 5 years (Bariatric Surgery 2007-11, Consumers Research Council of America). He has also been named a "Top Doctor" for "Who's Who Among American Professionals." Dr. St. Laurent is a member in good standing with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and multiple other surgical organizations. His practice has been recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence (CoE) by the Surgical Review Cooperation and the ASMBS.
Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the Houston area, having performed over 3,000 advanced laparoscopic procedures and over 2,500 bariatric procedures. He has served as a consultant in forming several bariatric surgical programs in the Houston area as well as the only ambulatory surgery center to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in Houston. His entire practice is dedicated to the practice of bariatric surgery. In addition, he has served as the Bariatric Medical Director at Cy-Fair Medical Center for the past 5 years.