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Dr. Preeti Malladi M.D.


Dr. Malladi’s practice focuses on foregut surgery and bariatrics using minimally invasive techniques.  She is highly experienced and has performed thousands of advanced surgeries.  She has presented nationally, conducted international teaching webinars, and has numerous publications and book chapters. Dr. Malladi is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and serves on the technology committee for the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.  Dr. Malladi has been honored by being named in D Magazine’s Best Doctors 2012 , Texas Rising Star 2013, Super Doctor 2013 and Patient’s Choice Award 2013.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship - Minimally Invasive Surgery, Northwestern University, Illinois.  Presented and published on Laparoscopic techniques and bariatrics
  • Research Fellowship - Pediatric Surgical Research, Stanford University, California.  McCormick award for women in academic medicine.  Presented and published in the field of tissue engineering.
  • Residency - General Surgery, UCLA, California.  Award for top chief resident in research.
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School, Texas.  Graduated first in class, Ho Din Award winner, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Undergraduate - BS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California.  Presidential Scholar.

Clinical Interests and Procedures

  • Reflux – LINX® System, Nissen fundoplication, paraesophageal/hiatal hernia repair
  • Weight Loss - Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, revisions
  • Achalasia - Heller myotomy
  • Gallbladder disorders - Cholecystectomy
  • Abdominal wall hernias - Ventral, umbilical, inguinal hernias
  • Solid organ surgery - Adrenal, spleen, kidney
  • Soft tissue / breast - biopsies and excisions
  • Full range of minimally invasive general surgery procedures


4100 W. 15th St., Suite 216
Plano, TX 75093

221 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 532
Dallas, TX 75208


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4100 W. 15th St., Suite 216, Plano, Tx, 75093

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?

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