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Nicole Basa, MD, is an experienced, board-certified surgeon with an extensive record of creating outstanding results for her patients. Dr. Basa serves as Medical Director at B+A Medical Aesthetics and is dedicated to having her team provide outstanding results.  At her private practice, B + A Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Basa is honored to play a role in improving the health and overall wellness of the individuals under her care.

Education and background

Dr. Basa’s educational journey began at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied molecular and cellular biology. Dr. Basa then earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago.

She then expanded and refined her skills after completing a general surgery residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She remained in the area to complete a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she focused on minimally invasive surgery and bariatrics.

Dr. Basa has expanded her surgical training to aesthetics as well.  She was trained in liposuction under the godfather of tumescent in-office liposuction Dr. Jeffrey Klein and Bodytite from “Doc Vegas, “ Dr. Christopher Khorsdandi.  She also learned facial anatomy from Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christopher Surek. 

She also learned filler techniques from Dr. Tom Van Eijk being listed as a provider on www.fernpattern.com who invented the fern technique of filler placement. She has attended multiple aesthetic conferences and is a member of the Aesthetic Multispecialty Society, American Medical Spa Association and the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine.

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Dr. Basa has a passion for teaching and has taught at multiple universities and currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Cutting-edge medicine

Dr. Basa is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of medicine and is always searching for new education and training opportunities. She’s proud to be the second surgeon to perform a fully robotic gastric bypass in the state of Texas and is one of the few surgeons in the greater Austin area certified in breast ultrasound.

Board certification

Dr. Basa is board certified in surgery by:

  • The American Board of Surgery

She has specialties in robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, and general surgery.

Awards and recognitions

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
  • Austin Monthly Top Doctor in Surgery for several years
  • Hill Country Best Surgeon Award
  • Super Doctors Award


Dr. Basa has authored several professional published articles in her field or associated fields, including:

  • Surgical clips: A nidus for foreign body reaction after hepatic resection, 12/2005
  • Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis in a Pediatric Patient, 10/2004
  • Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide shifts fasted plasma ghrelin to postprandial levels in rats., 5/2003
  • LPS inhibits fasted plasma ghrelin levels in rats: role of IL-1 and PGs and functional implications., 10/2006
  • Interval jejunoileal bypass reduces the morbidity and mortality of Roux en Y gastric bypass in the Super Obese, 10/2003
  • Laparoscopic Transgastric Removal of Eroded Adjustable Band: A novel approach, 4/2008
  • Improved Outcomes using a systematic and evidence-based approach to the laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypass in a single academic institution., 10/2007
  • Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1- deficient mice do not develop postoperative gastric ileus, 9/2003

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.

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