Dr. Basa is a board-certified general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. She completed her general surgery training at the University of Southern California (USC) where she graduated at the top of her class for her outstanding patient care and excellent surgical skills. She then completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she also served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery.
Due to her background in the sciences with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology with an emphasis in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, she has conducted research at both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and UCLA Cure: Digestive Diseases Research Center, with a special interest in the control of appetite. She has presented her work on ghrelin (an appetite hormone) at national meetings throughout the country. Dr. Basa also enjoys teaching and has received numerous teaching awards from medical students at both USC and UCLA.
Her practice includes advanced laparoscopic procedures such as hernia repairs, colon resections and laparoscopic surgeries for morbid obesity which include the roux-en-y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
Dr. Basa is a member of the following organizations: American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Texas Medical Association.