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Dr. Dirk Rodriquez, Bariatric Surgeon, Announces Retirement

It has been my honor and pleasure to help thousands of people suffering from obesity take back their lives and their health for the past 20+ years. With mixed emotions, I'm announcing my retirement, effective March 29th, 2019. Thank you for the trust and opportunity to tend to your medical needs.

Letters have been mailed to my existing patients notifying them of this change and so they can request their medical records or authorize them to be sent to another bariatric clinic of their choice. Medical records will not be transferred without written authorization. In pursuit of my passion for clinical excellence, I'm happy to refer my current patients and any new patients who might be struggling with obesity, to my long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Nick Nicholson, Bariatric Surgeon and Founder of the Nicholson Clinic.

You are in good hands with the Nicholson Clinic, one of the country's leading weight loss surgery centers, having helped more than 15,000 patients from 48 states and 10 countries lose weight. It's not just the experience and expertise that sets the Nicholson Clinic apart, it’s their compassionate care and support every step of the way, from choosing the best surgery and preparing for surgery, to recovery, after-care, and long-term support. Patients have a partner in their weight loss journey with the Nicholson Clinic.

Thank you again for entrusting us with your health care needs. Please feel free to contact the Nicholson Clinic for any follow-up care or new patient inquiries.

Sincerely,
Dr. Dirk Rodriguez

Dr. Dirk Rodriquez, Bariatric Surgeon, Announces Retirement
Meet the Doctors at the Nicholson Clinic
With over 40 years of collective experience, we look forward to providing the highest level of patient care for the residents of DFW and the surrounding area. The doctors of the Nicholson Clinic offer the latest in weight loss, from non-surgical Gastric Balloon to Gastric Sleeve,  LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass, and Revisional weight loss procedures. Nicholson Clinic also specializes in gallbladder removal, abdominal wall hernia repair, hiatal hernia repair to treat acid reflux and abdominal wall reconstruction.
Nick Nicholson, MD, FACS
Dr. Nick Nicholson is one of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country. Dr. Nicholson is board certified in General Surgery and specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical procedures. He's been performing weight loss surgery for over 19 years and has helped over 12,000 people lose weight. He instructs physicians around the world on weight loss procedures and consults with medical manufacturers on the advancement of their products. As one of D Magazine's top bariatric doctors for 11 years, he knows that each patient is unique. That's why he and his team of hand-picked surgeons, clinicians, and integrated specialists ensure that each patient is offered a custom-tailored weight loss solution to succeed.
Brian Long, MD, FACS
Dr. Brian Long is board certified in General Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Prior to coming to the Nicholson Clinic, Dr. Long was a lead surgeon at John Hopkins and Medical Director of the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery in Washington, DC. He previously also served as Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. For two years he was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base where he practiced general surgery and led a Critical Care Air Transport Team on deployment in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has also been named a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and Checkbook.org.
Thomas Roshek, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Roshek is board certified in General Surgery and is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical procedures. Dr. Roshek has been recognized multiple times as a Texas Monthly Super Doc, Texas Rising Star and one of D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin County. He has served as faculty, teaching advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures to attendees at national conferences, and even co-authored a book chapter on the repair of complex abdominal wall hernias, in addition to writing several articles in medical journals. Dr. Roshek completed his residency in General Surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He served all five years on the Tufts University School of Medicine faculty and won numerous awards teaching the Tufts medical students.
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