Nick Nicholson

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.81818181818 out of 5 with 69 ratings

Nick Nicholson Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Nick Nicholson Bariatric Surgeon Picture

19 yr Experience

19 yr in Bariatrics

19 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

19 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

85-90% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 65


69 Reviews for Nick Nicholson
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Dr Nicholson saved my life in November 14,2016,, Thank You.Sleeved.

June 18, 2018

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Dr. Nicholson, and his staff not only SAVED MY LIFE, but they CHANGED MY LIFE! This experience has been one of the most challenging, but most rewarding experiences! The Nicholson Staff has been supportive, and encouraging throughout my entire experience. THANK YOU Dr. Nicholson & Staff!!!!

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I met Dr. Nicholson back in January at a seminar he had that both my husband and I attended when we decided that we would both have WLS. I appreciated Dr. Nick's straight shooting approach--there is no sugar coating with this man, because he definitely tells you like it is. He emphasizes that any sort of WLS is merely a tool you must use to lose the weight and that the surgery alone does not make you successful. In my consult, he was honest and laid out all the risks and benefits of the surgery I chose, and agreed that sleeve surgery would be best for me and my goals. If I had questions, he answered them clearly and honestly. He is very confident in his ability to help people surgically.

He emphasized the need for support from a psychologist and dietician and recommended a couple of folks that his office works with. I have been pleased with both of them, and have benefited greatly from their help through this process.

Dr. Nicholson is a caring and compassionate doctor who wants his patients to be healthy--that is my impression of him. He makes sure you are fully informed about the types of surgery available, the risks and benefits, and what life after surgery will be like. He has a great bedside manner, is very cautious, and is a fantastic caregiver. His office staff is also helpful, if a little slow to return calls but that is because they are super busy! I would recommend Dr. Nicholson to anyone considering bariatric surgery.

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Dr. Nick did my wife's gastric bypass almost five years ago. She's dropped and kept off over 200 lbs.

He did my pet-sitter/friend's gastric sleeve a few months ago. She's down 60 lbs. She speaks very highly of him.

Dr. Nick did my gastric sleeve on 12/28/12. I'm down over 35 lbs. I lost 25 on the pre-op diet, and over 10 since surgery.

What an awesome surgeon!

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He is the best in his profession

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I went to see Dr. Nick on November 4, 2011 for the first time to understand the different options for WLS. Since my wife had RNY in 1998 I was familiar with it and he was so helpful throughout the process. Dr Nick is the best, some of his insurance folks didn't ensure that I had all the right info and I spent hours on the phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield to get additional info they needed and to get approved.

I had my post-op visit with Brittany, his Physicians Assistant and she answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable.

Dr. Nick is the best - great communicator, positive spirit, but he doesn't hold back and is as honest as you would expect and then some. I appreciated that from the BEST. Love you Dr. Nick - glad I went with him!!

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I can't tell you enough wonderful things about DR. Nick and his staff!. I went in May for my consult and Dr Nick advised me that the sleeve was the best and only surgery he would recommend. I was not a candidate for lap band because I travel too much and the bypass wasn’t an option either. So, we all agree the sleeve was the best option. His staff submitted all my paperwork to the insurance and two weeks later I got a call that I was denied. I cried for days! This was my only hope!
So I called the office back and asked for another consult with Dr. Nick to see if the band was even an option. When he walked in the room he said, “so what are we talking about today, I thought you wanted the sleeve”. I told him my insurance denied the claim and he stood up and said come with me. We went to the front desk he told his receptionist to get him the number to my insurance company and he would file the appeal for me. He said he would make sure I got my sleeve!! Two weeks later I was approved for the sleeve!
Dr Nick and his staff will go the extra mile for you! I am so happy with my sleeve. I had my surgery Aug 8th 2011 and Im down 70 pounds!! Thanks Dr. Nick!

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I had researched WLS procedures and doctors for the past few years before deciding to go with Dr. Nick Nicholson (Nicholson Clinic, Plano, Texas). I am very happy I did. I actually met with Dr. Nick a year ago, but then wasn’t able to have surgery done. This year, when I met with him again for a pre-op office visit, he remembered who I was and what we had discussed the year before. Both visits with Dr. Nick were somewhat brief, but he did allow me to ask all of the questions I wanted. His office staff was able to speak with me further, and they remained available to me by phone or email.

On my surgery day, Dr. Nick met with my wife and I before I was taken into the OR, explained to my wife what he was about to do, and made sure we didn’t have further questions. I was told the following day that my surgery went very well (a reminder that the pre-op diet is done for a reason).

• I’ve been to Dr. Nick’s office a few times, and his office DID NOT have an “assembly line” feel to it. I had been to other offices when researching a doctor for this surgery, and some were so busy that they seemed to be trying to get as many people through as possible – not to discount their skills as doctors, just an observation as to how their offices felt.

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Love, love, love this group at Dr Nicks. They are all there for you from beginning to ...! I only have great things to say about them one year post-op. As for myself, I am not so loving. Still trying to meet my goal. I am only 30# away, but menopause and hormones are killing my diet, not to mention Ambien food raids while I am asleep! Hope to get back on track ASAP!!!

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The Weightloss Clinic at Baylor Plano works together to manage all aspects of your journey. From scheduling to nutritional counseling. Didn't feel the nurses listened about the uncomfortable bed or med needs but that could have been I was in so much pain with being off my RA meds.

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