Dr. Nicole Basa
Nicole Basa, MD, is an experienced, fellowship trained, board-certified surgeons with an extensive record of creating outstanding results for her patients.
Dr. Basa is a fellowship trained minimally invasive surgeon with an extensive experience of over 4000 bariatric and general surgeries. She is highly proficient in robotic bariatric surgery and had completed the first fully robotic roux en y gastric bypass in Central Texas in 2010. Her vast experience has led her to become a national trainer for robotic bariatric surgery in 2022.
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Helping You Feel Your Best
Dr. Basa can help you achieve your weight loss, surgical, and aesthetic goals.
In addition to her proficiency in minimally invasive surgery Dr. Basa has added aesthetics and cosmetic surgery to her skillset in 2018. She currently serves as the medical director of B+A Medical Aesthetics. There she provides excellent care to her patients providing treatments to help with facial volume loss, and by providing methods to tighten or remove loose skin of the neck and body which are common areas that are affected by weight loss and/or aging.
Dr. Basa’s specialties
Experience + Education
Dr. Basa completed her surgical training at USC for general surgery and UCLA for her fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. She completed medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago. She has a special interest in appetite and has authored several papers at UCLA Cure on bariatric surgery and ghrelin (a hormone that controls appetite. She has also completed genetics research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland while in medical school.
Dr. Basa has a passion for teaching and has earned awards for outstanding instruction from her students at both USC and UCLA.
Dr. Basa is committed to staying on the cutting edge of medicine and is always searching for new education and training opportunities.
One issue that she had seen repeatedly in her post-surgical weight loss patients was loose skin. This caused Dr. Basa to expand her surgical training to aesthetics. She was trained in liposuction under the godfather of tumescent in-office liposuction, Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Bodytite from “Doc Vegas,“ Dr. Christopher Khorsdandi, and facial anatomy from Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Surek. She has also learned the CLASS technique of abdominoplasty by plastic surgeon Dr. Campanile. She also has been instructed on facial fillers by Dr. Tom Van Eijk, Dr. David Sadaat and other highly skilled aesthetic injectors.
Meet Dr. Basa
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Education and background:
- Bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California, Berkeley
- Medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago
- General surgery residency at University of Southern California
- Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and Bariatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles
- Focused practice designation awarded by American Board of Surgery in Bariatric Surgery
Awards & Recognition
Dr. Basa excelled throughout her education and in practice and is the recipient of several awards:
- Healthgrades Honor Roll
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2010 – 2020
- Patient’s Choice Award, 2012 – 2020
- Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
- Top 10 Doctor
- 2012-2023: Austin Monthly Top Doctor in Surgery
- Super Doctors Award
- 2008-2013 Vitals.com: Patient’s Choice 5 Year Anniversary Award
- 2010-2012 Vital.com: Compassionate Doctor Award
- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 Hill Country News: Best Surgeon Award
- 2013, 2014 Texas Monthly: Super Doctors Rising Star Award
Dr. Basa’s professional certifications and memberships include:
- The American Board of Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- The American Society of Breast Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- Williamson County Medical Society
- Aesthetic Multispecialty Society
- American Medical Spa Association
- International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
- American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
Compassionate care at its best: Dr. Nicole Basa in Austin, TX
If you’re looking for a surgeon with an unparalleled level of skill who is both personable and compassionate, you owe it to yourself to meet with Dr. Basa and discuss her approach to surgical care, wellness, and aesthetics.
In addition to her many professional accolades, the word-of-mouth referrals from previous patients are a significant source of pride for Dr. Basa.
Dr. Basa's Patient Stories
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made…
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made. The office and doctors are very friendly and care about their patients. I almost went somewhere else before coming here and you were just a number there not to mention the doctor does not even live or work in the area (he was from Dallas). They have a fool proof plan that is easy to follow and offer their own products (protein powders, vitamins, etc) which makes it easier to obtain and keep track. All health issues have went away and I am my healthiest in years. I am now 80 pounds down and still going. I highly, highly recommend Dr Basa or Dr. Abando. Thank you both!!!
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago… [she] is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person.
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago. I have lost 120 pounds. Dr. Basa is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person. Thanks
The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery… The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!
I have had an amazing experience here! The front desk customer service is always friendly and helpful. My dietitian, Kelsey is knowledgeable and guided me onto achieving realistic goals. The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery. Every person that I have met along my journey which started last fall (2022) has been wonderful! The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!
They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level…
Extremely friendly staff! They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level. They give you multiple treatment options and even have an in-house financing card that’s super easy to sign up for. I’ll definitely be coming back!
The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself…
The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself. They build you up while helping you achieve the results you’re looking for.