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Meet The Nicholson Clinic’s Weight Loss Surgery Specialists

Jul 10, 2023

Welcome to the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery – the premier destination for weight loss surgery located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. We believe that each patient is unique and deserves individualized care, so we strive to provide the best possible experience for all our patients.

At the Nicholson Clinic, we understand that weight loss surgery can be a difficult decision and it’s important to have a team of experienced professionals to guide you through the process. That’s why we are proud to introduce our award-winning team of weight loss surgery specialists. Each one has years of experience in helping people make the right choices for their health and well-being.

All three of our surgeons are trained and board-certified Medical Doctors (MD), Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and have the new Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery Focused Practice Designation (DABS-FPMBS) which means that they have met rigorous standards of education, training, and experience. Only a small percentage of bariatric surgeons have this DABS-FPMBS designation; in fact, out of thousands of bariatric surgeons in the US, only 220 currently have these credentials. Nicholson Clinic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and revisional bariatric surgery. In addition to bariatrics, our surgeons also perform general surgeries such as gallbladder surgery, abdominal wall hernia repair, and gastric reflux procedures.

Dr. Nick Nicholson is the founder and Medical Director of the Nicholson Clinic. He opened the Nicholson Clinic over 20 years ago and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country. Patients have come from all 50 states and 11 countries to seek his care. Dr. Nicholson trains other surgeons on bariatric procedures and works with medical device companies to advise on new technology. Dr. Nicholson holds two patents on medical devices, is a published author of books and numerous articles and has conducted multiple TV appearances around weight loss surgery. Recognized by patients, peers, and medical experts, he is a true expert in his field.

Dr. Brian M. Long is a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures. He also has extensive experience in minimally invasive general surgical procedures. Dr. Long joined the Nicholson Clinic in 2015 and came from Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins in Washington, DC, where he established and was the Medical Director of the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery. He was also a surgeon with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Surgery at Foxhall, where he practiced general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Thomas Roshek joined the Nicholson Clinic in 2011 after completing his fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he was also on the teaching faculty. His research of weight loss surgery at UT Southwestern was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association. He has co-authored a book chapter on the management and repair of complex abdominal wall hernias and several scholarly articles in medical journals. Most recently he published a review article on the surgical treatment of obesity in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

The medical support team and staff at the Nicholson Clinic consists of experienced physician assistants, medical assistants, and nurses with expertise in caring for patients before, during and after their weight loss procedure. We also work closely with registered dietitians with experience helping patients develop healthy eating habits; exercise physiologists who are knowledgeable about how physical activity can help maintain long-term health; and behavioral psychologists who specialize in helping patients manage behavior changes related to weight loss. We have patient care advocates who help you leading up to surgery, and patient educators who offer support, advice, and medical assistance either 1:1 or via support groups. We also offer insurance specialists who can help you navigate insurance coverage; financial counselors who can assist with payment options; and administrative staff members who help coordinate appointments and other services needed throughout your journey. We have the largest bariatric support team in Texas and are available to ensure that all aspects run smoothly from start to finish!

At the Nicholson Clinic we understand that every person’s journey towards better health is different, so we strive to provide personalized care tailored specifically towards each patient’s individual needs. We even offer Spanish speaking staff members and strive to create an environment where patients feel supported throughout their entire journey from initial consultation through postoperative follow up visits. With our experienced specialists leading the way combined with our knowledgeable support staff you can be sure you will receive top notch care every step of the way. So, if you’re looking for help achieving your weight loss goals, contact us today at the Nicholson Clinic!
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