Meet Dr. Ahmad

Ata Ahmad, M.D., P.A. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He went on to attend medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Dr. Ahmad completed his surgical training at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing his surgical training, Dr. Ahmad opened his own private practice in Bay City, Texas where he spent the next five years specializing in general and laparoscopic surgery. While in Bay City, Dr. Ahmad developed a special interest in Bariatric Surgery.

He has successfully completed extensive training and cetification for laparoscopic gastric sleeve and banding. Currently, Dr. Ahmad practices in Northwest Houston with surgical privileges at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Humble Surgical Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and Tomball Regional Medical Center, North Cypress Medical Center, The Methodist Hospital – Med Center, and St. Luke’s Hospital at the Vintage.

He is one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in Houston and has performed many laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Ahmad has performed surgeries in New Orleans, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Houston, and various cities across the country.

Dr. Ata Ahmad is a Board Certified General Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. Whether you need a surgical consult, outpatient surgery, or bariatric surgery, you can be confident that you will be treated by a highly trained physician and staff, utilizing the latest and most innovative methods.

Dr. Patel

Ronak Patel, D.O. is a native Texan. He attended the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics. He went on to attend Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth Texas in which he graduated with honors. He was in the top 5 in his class and obtained the President’s Scholar award, given to students who maintained Dean’s list throughout every semester in college.

Dr. Patel completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical Center. There he received extensive General Surgery and Trauma training at the Busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in the U.S. by physicians such as Dr. James “Red” Duke and Dr. John B Holcomb. He then went on to the University of South Florida for fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. Training was extensive in Laparoscopic Foregut surgery including but not limited to Nissen Fundoplication, Distal Pancreatectomy, Splenectomy, Bowel resection, Colon surgery and Bariatric surgery with an emphasis on revisional surgeries. He has also completed DaVinci Robotic Surgical Training.

He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is Fellowship certified by the ASMBS as well as the fellowship council. He has presented Posters at the annual Obesity Week in the past. Dr. Patel has a strong interest in Bariatric Surgery and the maintenance of weight loss after. He teaches weight sensitivity courses for medical professionals at the hospitals that he works at as he knows the difficulty of weight loss, the importance of it, and the difficulty with expressing the need for help by a patient.

Currently, Dr. Patel practices in Northwest Houston with surgical privileges at Houston Northwest Medical Center, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and Tomball Regional Medical Center, and St. Luke’s Hospital at the Vintage and Woodlands. He is also the current Chief of Surgery at Tomball Regional Hospital and is part of the Emergency Trauma teams at both Cypress Fairbanks and Houston Northwest Hospitals.

Delia, LVN – Office Manager

Delia, LVN joined Dr. Ahmad’s surgical practice in 2006 as his head nurse and office manager. She has been an integral part of this practice; educating and guiding patients in preparation for surgery as well as post operative care with successful recovery.

Delia obtained her vocational nursing license in 1993 at Jumonville Memorial Technical Institute, Louisiana. She applied her experience, skill and compassion for patient care to family practice. After 12 years of nursing in family practice, implementing proper policies, procedures and guidelines, she transitioned to surgical care. She manages the administrative and clinical operations for Dr. Ahmad. Delia continues to help this practice grow with her dedication to patient care.



Dr. Ahmad has memberships in:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons