Nick Nicholson, MD, FACS, DABS-FPMBS


Dr. Nick Nicholson is one of the nation’s top minimally invasive abdominal surgeons. He’s been performing laparoscopic abdominal surgery for over 20 years.

  • Dr. Nicholson has the highest credentials in bariatric surgery and is certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) with the Focused Practice Designation (FPD) in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS).
  • Internationally recognized as an expert in the industry, instructing surgeons across the country on minimally invasive abdominal procedures on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and W.L. Gore and Associates.
  • Collaborating with Medtronic on surgical device development.
  • One of D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” in Dallas for 2007-2016, 2018, 2020-2023.
  • One of D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” in Collin County 2011-2016, 2018-2024.
  • 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, Best of Frisco/Plano for 2020-2023, Best of McKinney/Allen for 2022, Best of Prosper/Celina for 2022 and Best of Richardson/Murphy for 2022-2023.
  • 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 2019–2023.
  • Currently authoring his third book.

He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Nicholson is a specialist in multiple abdominal and advanced bariatric procedures, because he believes that each patient’s unique needs require individual and customized treatment.

He leads a team hand-picked to provide the information and expertise his patients need for the best care and long-term success. These professionals include dietitians, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, primary care physicians, and a dedicated psychologist.

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 minimally invasive abdominal surgery in Dallas, and has been featured multiple times as an expert in his field in various television and magazine interviews. Dr. Nick is active in several organizations, including: