13-Time D Best Winner

Nick Nicholson, MD, FACS

Dr. Nicholson - Top Bariatric DoctorDr. Nick Nicholson opened the Nicholson Clinic 19 years ago. He is proud to have helped over 20,000 people from ALL 50 states and 11 countries lose weight. But his impact goes beyond just his patients. His contributions to the field of bariatrics make him one of the most internationally recognized figures in the industry.

Dr. Nicholson trains doctors from all over the world on behalf of the largest medical manufacturing companies. He consults on new products and techniques to improve patient outcomes and results. As a true expert in the industry, Dr. Nicholson holds two patents on medical devices and is currently authoring his third book. Recognized by patients, peers, and medical experts, he's honored to receive the following accolades:

  • Instructing surgeons on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and W.L. Gore and Associates.
  • Collaborating with Medtronic on surgical device development.
  • International Proctor for W.L. Gore & Associates.
  • Working with the most advanced technology available. Trained and certified as a da Vinci Robot surgeon.
  • One of D Magazine's "Best Doctors" in Dallas 11 years.
  • One of D Magazine's "Best Doctors" in Collin County 2011-2016, 2018-2020.
  • Voted to Living Well Magazine's "Top Docs" list, named as a winner in both the Top Bariatric Surgeon category and the Top General Surgeon category for 2019-2020.
  • Best Bariatric Surgeon by Living Magazine Readers' for 2014-2016 and 2018.
  • Dr. Nicholson and his team of surgeons were voted Living Magazine's Best of Three-Eighty North for 2016 & 2017 and Best of Frisco/Plano for 2020.
  • Author of Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny and numerous weight loss surgery articles. Currently authoring his third book.

Dr. Nicholson is a specialist in multiple advanced minimally invasive bariatric and abdominal surgery procedures. He leads a team of world-class surgeons and performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, duodenal switch, gastric balloon, and revisional bariatric surgery. Patients see a reversal not only of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, but high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and other weight-related illnesses.

Dr. Nicholson's patient-centered comprehensive approach focuses on long-term success. Patients can work with a psychologist, nutritionist, and fitness experts; plus receive complimentary group and online support for life.

He and his team also perform gallbladder removal, hiatal hernia repair to cure acid reflux, abdominal wall hernia repair, and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr. Nicholson is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. After becoming interested in advanced laparoscopic and weight loss surgery procedures during his residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nicholson continued to pursue his passion in bariatric surgery. Dr. Nicholson is always on the forefront of the latest technology and expanding his expertise in multiple advanced procedures in the belief that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss surgery.

A native of Texas, Dr. Nicholson began undergraduate studies at UT Austin and pursued his MD at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston before completing his residency at UT Southwestern at Parkland. He now practices bariatric and abdominal surgery in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, and has been featured multiple times as an expert in his field in various television and magazine interviews. Dr. Nicholson is active in several organizations, including:


    Dr. Nicholson and his team of surgeons were voted Living Magazine's Best of Frisco/Plano for 2020.   Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program   2020 Top Docs - Nicholson Clinic


Reviews & Testimonials

Reviews of Dr. Nick Nicholson   5 Star Review

Dr. Nick and his staff are fantastic. Having come to the clinic is one of the best decisions I could have made. Dr. Nick, what can I say, other than he is truly the Best in the Metroplex.

Reviews of Dr. Nick Nicholson   5 Star Review

Best doctor. Listens to concerns, answers questions, explains options as well as alternative solutions. Does not make you feel self-conscious or shame you. On top of all this he is a damn fine surgeon with a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for weight loss surgery.

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