Cedar Park Regional Medical Center's program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. An important key to the success of the program is its dedicated and experienced team including surgeons, a bariatric coordinator, registered dietitians, a physical therapist and a support group. All professionals are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their health and weight loss goals.
Dr. Basa earned her bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology with an emphasis in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago. After medical school, she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC) and was voted chief resident of the year by the surgical faculty for her outstanding patient care and excellent surgical and teaching skills. Dr. Basa also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also served as a clinical instructor in the department of surgery.
Dr. Basa has conducted research at both the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and the UCLA Cure: Digestive Diseases Research Center, with a special interest in the control of appetite. She is the author of several papers on bariatric surgery and ghrelin (one of several hormones that controls appetite), and has presented her work at national meetings around the country. Dr. Basa also enjoys teaching and has earned many awards for outstanding teaching from her students at USC and UCLA. Dr. Basa serves as the Medical Director for bariatric surgery at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Basa is board certified in general surgery and a member of the following associations:
Dr. Alan Abando graduated cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in biology. He earned his medical degree with alpha omega alpha honors from Chicago's Rush Medical College and completed his surgery residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). After completion of his residency, Dr. Abando was asked to join the group of his mentors which focused on minimally invasive bariatric surgery. He worked for two years at Huntington Memorial Hospital, an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery designated Center of Excellence. During those two years, Dr. Abando was a volunteer teaching faculty member for Huntington Memorial Hospital's general surgery program.
Dr. Abando is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2014, he was elected as chief of the Surgery Section of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
For more information about bariatric surgery in the Austin area, please call
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX 78613