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Plastic Surgery

Courtney El-Zokm MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, or as his patients call him, “Dr. Courtney”, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston with extensive training and a deep passion for empowering others to look and feel amazing.


By closely listening to his patient’s needs and concerns, Dr. Courtney strives to deliver balanced, natural-looking results and outstanding patient care — and always with patient safety as a priority.


With his aesthetic eye, meticulous attention to detail, and years of training, Dr. Courtney’s surgical precision and technical skills offer patients newfound confidence in their appearance. Serving the greater Houston area, Dr. Courtney is dedicated to understanding and attaining the personal cosmetic goals of his patients. With his warm, caring nature, he particularly enjoys being part of each patient’s journey and is honored to be a partner in boosting self-confidence. 


A native of Texas, Dr. Courtney obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and went on to study medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney underwent rigorous training through his residency and fellowship programs in general surgery and plastic surgery at The Texas Medical Center, an advanced plastic surgery center that is also one of the largest in the world. For these reasons, patients are drawn from all over the world for plastic surgery procedures at The Texas Medical Center.


During Dr. Courtney’s surgical residency, he spent years honing his technical and surgical skills at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country.

The experience gained through hundreds of complex operations exposed him to different approaches and techniques, allowing him to become well-equipped and qualified to perform intricate surgeries that require finesse.

Following an extensive residency, Dr. Courtney pursued additional three-year training at a distinguished plastic surgery fellowship program focused on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body.


Being fortunate to spend his entire medical and surgical training at the largest and highly renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Dr. Courtney was mentored by prominent and esteemed plastic surgeons.

It was during this time that he advanced his skills and proficiency in custom cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, having been called upon to perform very complex and technically challenging plastic surgery procedures.

Completing hundreds of surgeries and gaining progressive skills and techniques — both surgical and non-surgical — Dr. Courtney continues to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.


Beyond his surgical skills, Dr. Courtney is dedicated to working closely with his patients to help achieve the ideal outcome. His process includes setting realistic expectations and providing personalized, compassionate guidance through each step of the plastic surgery process.

Dr. Courtney grew up in a household with three sisters, and his family background prepared him well for his career in aesthetic surgery. Now with two daughters, he understands the challenges and social pressure that women face — especially mothers — and connects with genuine compassion and understanding for his female patients. Dr. Courtney closely listens and understands his patients’ needs and goals, developing a personalized surgical plan for each unique individual. He provides a high level of care before, during, and after the procedure.

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