Meet the Team
Dr. Jay grew up in Lubbock, Texas and received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. After a short career as a systems engineer, he went to medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he obtained Honors in Surgical Research for a study on shock under Dr. Tom Shires.
Dr. Jay completed his General Surgery Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was trained by Dr. Don Trunkey (world-famous trauma surgeon), Dr. Lee Swanstrom (President of SAGES, a laparoscopic society), and Dr. John Porter (editor of the Yearbook of Vascular Surgery).
One of the most experienced Bariatric surgeons in the nation, Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan has performed more than 8,000 weight loss operations. His practice has every resource to care for the most complex bariatric patient. Dr. Jay readily accepts complex bariatric consults from all over the world, including Mexico, Nigeria, and Barbados. He is long established in bariatrics and has been voted best bariatric surgeon in Dallas every year since the inception of the category in D Magazine.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery in experienced hands offers the patient many benefits while keeping the risks very low. Dr. Jayaseelan has a single peri-operative mortality rate in more than 3,500 non-revisional cases. He has operated on patients ranging in age from 11 to 79, some who weighed more than 750 pounds.
Dr. Jay is also considered a expert in Gastric Balloon surgery. A non-invasive bariatric procedure developed to “bridge the gap” between pure diet and exercise, and having weight-loss surgery.
Patients benefit from Dr. Jay’s insistence upon follow-up visits, support groups, and other post-operative care opportunities. Follow-up is the key to success with bariatric surgery, and this is where Dr. Jay’s practice excels. His experienced staff ensures every patient receives compassionate and individualized care. A multidisciplinary approach of nutritionists, psychologists, and former patients helps ensure success.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Texas Medical Association and Dallas County Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.
Dr. Jay has been selected one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine every single year, from 2005 through 2016.
Kashmir Kaur, Nurse Practitioner
Kashmir Kaur graduated from Texas Woman’s University as a Registered Nurse in December 2001 and finished her Master of Science in Nursing in December 2004. During her master degree program, she specialized in Family Medicine and obtained her license as Certified – Family Nurse Practitioner in March 2005.
As an R.N., Kashmir had the opportunity to work in Baylor Medical Center from December 2001 through October 2005. After she obtained her certification and license as a Family Nurse Practitioner she worked at Heart First from May 2005 until August 2008. At Heart First, she had the great opportunity to enhance her skills in Cardiology specially by providing continuity of care and education to Hypertensive and Hyperlipidimic patients. Kashmir has also worked in Family Practice and Urgent Care settings. She speaks English, Hindi, and medical Spanish.
“Obesity is a chronic disease with well-established association to multiple medical conditions, including type II diabetes, heart disease (in addition to high blood pressure), strokes, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, even certain cancers and many more. Currently, over two-thirds of Americans are overweight and this number is rising rapidly.
My role is not only to discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure but also to explain different bariatric surgeries currently available and their benefits and complications as well. I also assist Dr. Jayaseelan to obtain the approval of LAP-BAND, and Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure for that patient by writing thorough medical consultation notes, which include detailed previous diet trials and attempts and reasons for medical necessity for that patient to submit to his/her health insurance. I also am responsible to ‘clear’ the patient for the surgery once he/she has been approved. My wish is to communicate with patients for better understanding of the procedure and to make specific recommendations and provide educational information to each patient to improve the patient’s outcome of the surgery.” -Kashmir Kaur
Yaneth, Surgery Scheduler since 2006
Yaneth schedules all of Dr. Jay’s procedures and works directly with the insurance companies to work out the last-minute details of patient coverage, including remaining deductibles and pre-surgical amounts due to the office and hospital. Along with the rest of the staff, she is determined to help you become a healthier person and motivate you until you have reached your ideal weight.
“I will be thrilled to see you dramatically change into a whole new person. Contact me when you are ready to schedule your procedure.”
Deiciy, Insurance Coordinator / Manager since 2004
Deiciy will be the first to greet you at the front desk. She has tremendous clinical knowledge, which she applies with care and compassion. You may also see her assisting the Practitioner during clinic.
“I am excited to help you begin your journey to success. Please feel free to call me with any questions.”
Jennifer, Medical Assistant / Billing & Collections since 2006
Jennifer helps throughout the office with various tasks, in both the front and back office. She is also responsible for updating our monthly newsletter and acquiring patient testimonials.
“I am familiar with most patient situations and enjoy working with them in achieving their goals. Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.”
Nelly Billing / Reception since 2008
Nelly’s primary responsibility is billing for all the visits after surgery. You may also see her at the front desk checking you in.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to assist you with any issues or concerns you may have regarding your payments, office co-pays, and insurance claims. Please feel free to contact me.”
Nathalie, Clinical Assistant since January 2013
Nathalie assists with many office duties including reception and checkout. She loves helping patients have a pleasant experience.
“I enjoy helping patients have a positive experience and reach their weight loss goals.”