Brian Long, MD, FACS

Dr. Brian Long is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Long joined the Nicholson Clinic in 2015. He specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, performing sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and revisional procedures. He also has extensive experience in minimally invasive general surgical procedures including abdominal wall hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, gastric reflux procedures and colon and intestinal surgery.

Dr. Long came to the Nicholson Clinic from Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins in Washington, DC, where he established and was the Medical Director of the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery. He was also a surgeon with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Surgery at Foxhall, where he practiced general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Long served as Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, as well as the assistant residency program director, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2004-2006. From 2002-2004, 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 is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has been named a Top Doctor numerous times by Washingtonian Magazine and by Washington Consumer Checkbook.

Contact Info

Phone: (972) 494-3100

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Nicholson Center 8080 Independence Parkway, Ste. 115
Plano, 75025

Procedures Performed

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Gastric Ballooon
  • Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize® Band)
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • GERD (Acid Reflux) Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Revisional Surgery


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Center of Excellence
  • , Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

Insurance Accepted

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  • Trained and certified as a da Vinci Robot surgeon.
  • Voted one of D Magazine's "Best Doctors" in Collin County 2019-2022.
  • 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 2019-2021.
  • The Nicholson Clinic team of surgeons were voted Living Magazine's Best of Three-Eighty North for 2016 & 2017 and Best of Frisco/Plano for 2020 and 2021.


  • Duke University
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

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