A Few Words

About Our Clinic

For many, fighting obesity can be a difficult struggle yet a very important one. Morbid Obesity puts an extraordinary amount of stress on your body which can lead to serious conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood pressure
  • Pain and Arthritis in joints
  • Reflux Disease
  • Cancer

Over time, obesity will cause a breakdown of your body’s systems. This can lead to a deterioration in your overall health and a decrease in your life expectancy. Bariatric Surgery is a powerful tool that helps reverse and even prevent the effects of morbid obesity.

NOVA Bariatrics

Dr. Alibhai

With Dr. Alibhai’s training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures as well including:

  • Robotic Gallbladder surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Acid Reflux surgery

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Our Background

The Team at NOVA

Dr. Alibhai and the team at NOVA Bariatrics understand their patients’ goals in weight loss and treating obesity. Ther bring forward their experience and expertise to help those patients who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and modifications and exercise alone. Our team at NOVA works with each patient individually to develop the appropriate solution for weight loss and restoration of one’s health.

About Our Doctor

Dr. Alibhai

Dr. Mustafa Alibhai went on to practice in Houston and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UT Health taking an active role in resident and fellow education and research activities.

Board-certified in surgery, and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons. He is the founder and president of NOVA Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Alibhai grew up in the heart of west Texas where hospitality is a way of life. He brings this warm and welcoming aspect of caring for his patients. He also enjoys being an active member of his community and spending time with his family.

Dr. Alibhai


  • Bachelor in Science- Southern Methodist University
  • Medical School- UT Southwestern
  • Residency- UT Southwestern
  • Bariatric Fellowship- Bariatric Medical Institute San Antonio
  • Robotic Fellowship- McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Our Satisfied Patients

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Alibhai is an amazing and caring doctor with great bedside manner. He was urgent in response to diagnosing my gallbladder issues and prompt in scheduling surgery after conducting thorough
testing and analysis to ensure having surgery was the best move. He is always was available for any questions I had. I’m glad to have been in great hands!”

-Meiosha Sutton in Houston, TX

Surgical Options at the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Medical City Las Colinas

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