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Charles Keith, MD

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Bariatric surgery
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UT Health East Texas Physicians
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UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Bariatrics

1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 150
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - noon

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

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. Keith is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification


Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

General Surgery Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Doctor of Medicine: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Bachelor of Arts: Economics, University of Texas at Austin

American College of Surgeons, Member

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Member

Featured Reviews



Great Dr and staff. The procedure I had has effectively changed my life for the better. I am very happy that I chose to have Dr. Keith as my surgeon.

   — Justin Linnstaedter


He is a fantastic doctor with a great bedside manner.

   — Marie Graham


Dr. Keith and his staff is awesome! They are friendly and helpful. They answered all my questions and very knowledgeable in the process and procedure I was having. (Gastric Bypass) They eased my nerves and made me very comfortable going into my surgery. All went well, and I’m so thankful that they have been there for me whenever I needed them. This is a life changing event and I’m glad that I had the best team in my corner!!! Thanks a whole lot!!!

   — Mary Mack


Dr. Keith performed an emergency cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) on me three weeks ago. He was very reassuring that all would go well. It did! He explained thoroughly what was going on in my belly and what I would experience during and after the surgery. You can be confident that you are in the best hands with Dr. Keith.

   — Marsha Watts


Great experience with weight lost journey. Very knowledgeable staff and doctor who cares about your health issues. They even have a support group that helps with learning how to live with new eating habits and how to eat healthy. Wish I would have did it sooner. Already off 4 pre diabetic prescription. If you are thinking about it please go get a consultation from Dr. Keith It’s worth it!

   — Chris Jones


Thank you Dr. Keith for being such good and caring person. The staff was just awesome thanks alot everyone.

   — Dorothy Pilar


Dr Keith was a delight to work with during my surgery. I never felt rushed. He always sat and visited while making sure everything was ok and I was doing well. A great listener.

   — Bernice Stubblefield


Dr. Keith is a wonderful, caring man and surgeon. He was concerned and helpful every step of the way preparing me for surgery, which included contacting some of my other doctors. His office staff is fabulous and I felt like I’ve always known them. My experience was superior!

   — Shelli Carter


I had a very positive experience with my weight loss surgery. I had no complications and I'm having very good weight loss success. Dr. Keith is awesome and I highly recommend him. Everyone at the office is very nice and helpful. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

   — Jamie Miller


One of the best doctors i have experienced

   — Sam Moatassem


Dr. Keith is amazing kind explains things very knowledgeable of your condition and your concerns. I had a hiatal hernia that was huge I was told 75% of my stomach was inside my abdomen wall. Dr. Keith fix this for me and I feel like a new person thank you Dr. Keith

   — Christy Dieterich


Dr. Charles Keith is like a close friend. He explains everything you want to know. He encourages you to keep going and is always positive and up lifting. He has great bedside manners and he or Dr. Babineau checks in on you every day. Great encouragement. If I had to do my surgery all over again, I would in a heartbeat.

   — Karma Ruhle


Dr. Keith performed my daughters surgery. He was very thorough and explained everything on a level she could understand . He was very compassionate and provided her comfort during a difficult time. I would highly recommend Dr. Keith.

   — Adrienna Dinger


I have had a great experience with Dr Keith at Tyler Bariatrics. I could not be happier. All questions and concerns are addressed and explained at a level you can understand. Highly recommend him.

   — Mandy Burke


I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Keith. He truly listens and remembers details from prior conversations which is rare for a doctor these days. I had a potential medical concern. He called prior to surgery to talk through the details, just to have plans in place, which put me at ease. Can't thank him enough!

   — Barbara Watkins


One the best MD In Tyler Tx, Great Staff and all. AMAZING PEOPLE!

   — Tina Self


Dr Keith and his staff are wonderful.... I had my surgery one year ago December 14th it was the best surgery I have ever had before, the best hospital visit. I have had many hospital stays due to surgeries and chemo from stage 3 ovarian, colon,and small bowel cancer in the 1999... Dr Keith is remarkable.... He has changed my life ... God bless him , and his amazing staff.....

   — Trenia Arnold