Our team is committed to providing you with a comprehensive and compassionate program designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We are proud to provide an experienced, multidisciplinary team, including surgeons, a bariatric coordinator, registered dietitians, psychologists and a support group, all dedicated to your success. We offer pre-operative classes to prepare you for surgery and instruct you on proper nutrition, diet and exercise prior to and following your surgery.
Nicole Basa, M.D., 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 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 by the American Board of Surgery. She is a member of the following associations:
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Williamson County Medical Society
As a general and bariatric surgeon, Nicole Basa, M.D., uses advanced technology to help her patients regain control of their weight. She chooses Cedar Park Regional Medical Center because of the support her patients receive throughout their treatment. “It’s a team approach to caring for our patients – from a dedicated bariatric coordinator who helps patients at each stage of the care process to knowledgeable and skilled dieticians, nurses, and physical therapists – everyone is involved in our patients’ journey to success.”
To find out more about our Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program or to attend a FREE informational seminar that could change your life, call (512) 528-7317. An RSVP is required for the seminars that are held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Classrooms 3 and 4 at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.