Our Bariatric Surgeons

Dr’s. Alan Abando and Nicole Basa have impressive backgrounds: educations from leading universities, extensive surgical experience, leadership and teaching positions, and sophisticated clinical skills. Both bariatric surgeons have already been recognized by their mentors, peers, and students for excellence in patient care and breadth of knowledge in the field of minimally invasive weight loss surgery. Although a primary focus of their practice is bariatric surgery, Dr. Abando and Dr. Basa are excellent general surgeons as well. Read about the general surgeries, like colon cancer surgery, they offer.

Our Surgeons

Our Bariatric Team

Felecia Edwards office managerFelecia Edwards
Office Manager

Felecia has worked in the medical field since 1991 and has managed medical practices since 2000. Her educational background is in Business Administration and was a volunteer on the Board for the Travis County Chapter of PACHOM from 2000-2010 and is a Certified Medical Manager. Felecia has been the Office Manager for Cedar Park Surgeons since 2010. She loves the challenges of management and being involved in the medical community. In her time off she enjoys spending time at her home in the country with her husband and animals, riding horses, swimming and gardening.

Jessica Fowler RDN, LD – Bariatric Program Coordinator Jessica Fowler RDN, LD
Bariatric Program Coordinator

Jessica is a registered dietitian and began her career in bariatrics in 2010. She joined the Cedar Park Surgeons team in 2016 .She was born and raised in Texas and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University. Jessica completed her Dietetic Internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She is an Associate Member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her current role she focuses on counseling patients on nutrition lifestyle and behavior changes before and after bariatric surgery. She enjoys traveling internationally, Aggie football, volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica Gonzalez – Ideal Protein CoachJessica Gonzalez
Nutritionist

Jessica runs the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program at Cedar Park Surgeons. She graduated from Texas State University in December 2015, with a major in Nutrition and Food Science and with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science. She has worked in different areas of nutrition such as pediatrics, OB/GYN, bariatrics, sports, online nutrition programs, and food service. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as vice-president of the Dietetics program at the University of Texas Pan-American. She enjoys playing tennis, boxing, running, and making music. She is passionate about changing lives and educating individuals on how to live a healthier lifestyle by being active and making healthier choices.

Porsche Upah medical assistantPorsche Upah
Medical Assistant

Porsche has been a medical assistant since 2013. She graduated from Sanford Brown College in June of 2013 and started with Cedar Park Surgeons on October of 2013. Porsche enjoys spending time with her son and going on vacations.

Miranda Fojt – Front Office CoordinatorMiranda Fojt
Front Office Coordinator

Miranda greets all patients at our front desk, ensuring that all paperwork are complete and in order prior to their visit with our surgeons. Miranda enjoys working with patients, which is clear in her friendly demeanor as she takes care of answering phones and scheduling appointments. Outside of work she loves to spend time with friends and family either enjoying the outdoors or going shopping.

Joanne Moreno – Insurance CoordinatorJoanne Moreno
Insurance Coordinator

Joanne has worked in the medical field since 1995 and has worked in customer service, medical records, insurance and I have also been a manager for 4 years prior to joining Cedar Park Surgeons. She started in April 2016 with Cedar Park Surgeons as the front desk coordinator and is currently is the insurance coordinator. She enjoys relaxing at home with her family and spending time with her new Grandbaby.

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Bariatric Surgery Located Near Austin

When you entrust Cedar Park Surgeons, PLLC with your weight loss treatment, or general surgery needs (for example breast, hernia, or gallbladder surgeries) you’ll be working closely with our incredible surgeons and staff. Each member of the team is completely dedicated to providing excellent patient care, a fact that will be apparent from the moment you step through our office doors. It’s our priority to help you feel comfortable and prepared to take the necessary steps to a new you. Read on for more information about our staff and bariatric surgeons, who treat patients from Round Rock, Williamson County, Travis County, and the surrounding areas. Contact our bariatric surgeon team if you’d like to attend a free bariatric seminar, learn about your weight loss treatment options, or learn about our minimally invasive technique to general surgical procedures.