Best Bariatric Surgeons in Dallas

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For the third year in a row, Dr. Nick Nicholson has been named one of the best bariatric surgeons in the Dallas area. More than 4,800 area doctors were invited to name two physicians in 40 medical specialty areas whom they would trust with the care of their own patients or loved ones. The annual list of “the 729 Best Doctors in Dallas as Chosen By Their Peers” appeared as D magazine’s top story for November 2009.

"With obesity rates in Texas climbing yearly, I strive to provide my patients with the care they deserve to best support optimal health, and for fellow physicians to take notice must mean that I am doing something right,” said Dr. Nicholson. Bariatric surgery enables patients to lose weight and significantly reduce their risk of developing a variety of health conditions associated with obesity, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, weight-bearing arthritis and asthma.

“Dr. Nick” Again One of the Best Bariatric Surgeons in Dallas

“Dr. Nick” is the founder of the Nicholson Clinic and medical director of weight loss surgery programs at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Baylor Plano, and Forest Park Medical Center. In 2008 the Nicholson Clinic was recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The same year, the Nicholson Clinic for Obesity Surgery at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano was also named a "Blue Distinction Center" for Bariatric Surgery by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas for their demonstrated track record of delivering favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. It’s one of only 14 Blue Distinction Centers for bariatric surgery in Texas.

Dr. Nicholson specializes in Lap-Band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures. Rather than advocating a single approach to obesity surgery, Dr. Nicholson offers multiple procedures so that each patient can receive the treatment best suited to his or her individual needs. The Clinic offers free consultations to ensure that patients are fully informed and educated about the various choices they will be making and the options available to them. His staff includes a dietician, psychiatrist, psychologist, cardiologist and gastroenterologist.

Dr. Nicholson has been performing advanced laparoscopic and weight-loss surgery procedures for more than seven years.

He studied at the University of Texas Austin and received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern. He is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons. He’s an active member of the AMA, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscope Surgeons, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

"We have a dedicated team in place committed to helping patients achieve and maintain healthy weight loss and improve their quality of life," said. "Our goal is to provide the quality-care programs tailored to their individual needs in order for each and every patient to achieve long-term success."

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