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 LAP-BAND surgeons in the nation, Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan has performed more than 5,000 weight loss operations. Based at Medical City Dallas for the past 10 years, 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 foremost expert in LAP-BAND surgery. A minimally invasive surgery, 99% of his patients return home the same day and back to work in just three days. Weight loss is gradual, about six to eight pounds per month and 60 to 80 pounds per year. The band offers minimal long-term complications relative to the gastric bypass.
A major advantage of Dr. Jayaseelan’s practice is the world-class surgeons who have been covering his practice for the past 10 years at Medical City Dallas. Patients also benefit from Dr. Jay’s insistence upon patient compliance through numerous 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. Assisting Dr. Jay in his practice are Drs. Ronald Aronoff, Ward Lane, John Winter, and Christopher Bell.
Dr. Jay was selected one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
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