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Dr. Nicole Basa

General Surgery
Cedar Park, TX
22 years experience female

Locations

Cedar Park Surgeons, PA

Cedar Park, TX

Address

1401 Medical Parkway B, Suite 101, Cedar Park, TX
Directions

Fax

5122603555

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Scott & White Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

Cedar Park Surgeons, PLLC

Cedar Park, TX

About

Bio

Dr. Basa specializes in minimally invasive, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery. She is fellowship trained in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. She also specializes in treating benign and oncologic breast diseases.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Recurrence: If you feel a bulge in the area of you're previous hernia repair or pain you may have a recurrence. I would get re-evaluated by your surgeon. I woul... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Nothing: You do nothing for abdominal adhesions unless they are symptomatic. The type of symptoms you would have is nausea or vomiting, abdominal bloating and... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually ca... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Bowel obstruction : Left lower quadrant abdominal pain can be due to many things such as a small bowel obstruction, especially if you have a history of abdominal operatio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Obstruction: If you have the diagnosis of chronic appendicitis you should have an appendectomy. The appendix has no function and can only lead to an acute issue. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: Leukocytes and blood in the urine signifies a urinary tract infection. I would make sure to see your pcp or go to the er to be placed on antibiotics.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
You can: Yes you can walk and jog unless it is uncomfortable. If you are having symptoms or the hernia is large you will need to have it surgically repaired. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Hernias may form: Yes, it is possible to develop a hernia around the stoma if you do anything that uses your abdominal muscles since the ileostomy goes through the rect... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Abdominal soreness : Abdominal soreness is normal. Colostomy reversal occurs at the rectus muscle which can cause soreness when closed. You cannot feel intestinal sorene... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many causes for abdominal pain after eating. One of the most common is pain in the right upper quadrant after eating fatty foods which is d... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Pain: What you are describing may be a thrombosed external hemorrhoid versus a perianal abscess. If it is severely painful and purplish in color it is a he... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: No that is not normal. I would see your surgeon or go to the er. You may have a common bile duct obstruction or bile duct injury vs. A bile leak. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
It may cause issues: I typically tell my post cholecystectomy patients to hold off on fatty foods for at least one month. Fatty foods after cholecystectomy may cause bloa... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Months: It usually takes at least a few months for a seroma to resolve. Using an abdominal binder to place pressure on the abdomen will help the seroma to res... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Multiple causes: Causes for upper abdominal pain are many. You may have an ulcer vs. Gastritis especially since the pain is constant. You may also have issues with y... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Assisted laparoscopy: Da vinci robotic surgery is laparoscopic surgery with the assistance of a robot. The robot consists of robotic arms with laparoscopic instruments whi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible Gallbladder: Typically pain from gallstones is in the right upper quadrant and follows eating a fatty meal. Gallstone pancreatitis can follow a gallbladder attack... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: Constipation is not related to gallstones. The pain in your groin may be a hernia due to the strain placed on the abdominal wall with bowel movements... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, the only way to heal an umbilical hernia is by fixing it with surgery. Typically patients have discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You shou... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: You can have gas and diarrhea indefinitely after the gallbladder is removed after eating a fatty meal. I would examine when you develop gas. Is it a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Often: Actually patients with ulcerative colitis who have an acute flare up may have bloody diarrhea. I would seek treatment from a gastroenterologist or co... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Not typically.: It is unusual to have pain on the left side for symptomatic gallstones. Pain is typically on the right side. If you have a gallstone in the neck of ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Probably Not: Typically gallbladder pain is in the right upper quadrant and follows consumption of fatty foods (within 1-2 hrs. After a fatty meal). The pain can r... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Healing time: Healing time for any operation is 6 weeks. 6 weeks is when any area in your body has 80% of it's maximum strength. You most likely have an abdominal... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: No they usually don't unless you have difficulty cleaning and there is residual stool that remains on the external hemorrhoid after each bm. I would ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Until treatment: Acute appendicitis pain will persist until your appendix is removed or perforates. I would not wait for your appendix to perforate because left untre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No: It most likely is a hemorrhoid especially if you are frequently constipated. A bleeding stomach/duodenal ulcer may cause black stools vs. Bright red ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it is definitely possible. Gallbladder symptoms as you may know present with right upper quadrant pain after eating fatty foods. Diagnostic test... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
No most likely not.: A symptomatic hematoma would manifest as an increased heart rate, light-headedness and abdominal fullness. You may have had vomiting from a common bi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Common duct stones: If you are having similar pain as you did when you had your gallbladder you may have common bile duct stones. Other symptoms you may have is vomiting... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Enfoscopy: The only way to identify a hiatal hernia is an upper endoscopy which is performed by a gastroenterologist or a surgeon. He can also have an upper GI ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Skin Tags: You may have anal skin tags which are external hemorrhoids that have reabsorbed. If they are not bleeding, not painful and do not prevent you from be... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Possible : It can be a pulled muscle vs. Sigmoid diverticulitis vs. A left sided kidney stone. If you are having severe pain and/or fevers you should go to the ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Basa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Basa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. Mom's have their instincts and I'm going with my gut on this.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

USC

Residency

UCLA

Awards

Texas A&M Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery
Top Doctor Austin Monthly January 2013
Best Surgeons in America, Castle Connolly Medical

Affiliations

Texas A&M Medical School
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