About the Provider

Dr. Brian Long joined the Nicholson Clinic in 2015. He specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, performing sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, loop duodenal switch (SADI), adjustable gastric banding, revisional procedures and gastric balloon. He also has extensive experience in minimally invasive general surgical procedures including robotic surgery, abdominal wall hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, gastric reflux procedures and intestinal surgery.

Dr. Long has the highest credentials in bariatric surgery and is certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) with the Focused Practice Designation (FPD) in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS).
Trained and certified as a da Vinci Robot surgeon.
Voted one of D Magazine's "Best Doctors" in Collin County 2019-2023.
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 2019-2023.
The Nicholson Clinic team of surgeons were voted Living Magazine's Best of Three-Eighty North for 2016 & 2017, Best of Frisco/Plano for 2020-2023, Best of McKinney/Allen for 2022, Best of Prosper/Celina for 2022 and Best of Richardson/Murphy for 2022-2023.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) dmagazine-best 2023 Top Docs by Living Well Magazine livingmag-2022

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.

Dr. Long received his General Surgery Residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where he was a two-time recipient of the Resident Teaching Award. He is a 1997 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Dr. Long lives in Dallas with his wife and three children. He enjoys music and playing guitar. He loves sports and is an avid Duke basketball fan.

Surgeries Performed

•Follows Other Surgeons' Patients •Intragastric Balloon •Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass •Revision/Conversion of Prior Procedure •Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileostomy •Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy 


Plano, TX USA
Dallas, TX USA