Michael Thomas, MD, FACS

Surgical Specialists of Louisiana

Dr. Michael Thomas is a highly-skilled and compassionate bariatric surgeon. He has spent more than 10 years helping Louisianians lose weight surgically. Dr. Thomas is particularly interested in research to further improve the effectiveness and safety of surgical weight loss procedures, and is a Primary Investigator on the new incision-less surgical weight loss procedure called POSE.
Dr Michael Thomas
As a pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, Dr. Thomas has been actively involved with the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana since its inception in 2000. His practice is one of the largest in its region, and is known as a center which does pioneering work in incision-less surgery.

Successful Leader
Dr. Michael Thomas serves as Director of Bariatrics and Surgery at Southern Surgical Hospital.  He is also a partner of Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, which has attained the prestigious status as a ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Nationally Recognized
Dr. Michael Thomas has been featured as an expert in bariatric surgery in several publications including New Orleans Magazine’s Top Doctors, The Times Picayune, WWL TV Medical News Stories, M.D. News, Inside Northside Magazine and IN Business.

Highly Experienced
Dr. Thomas has extensive experience and is skilled  in advanced laparoscopic procedures.  He is a partner of the Surgical Specialists of LA, one of the largest and most experienced practices in the country, having performed over 6,000 bariatric procedures. He also is a National Proctor for the LAP-BAND system, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and Realize banding system.

Innovative Researcher
Dr. Thomas is a Primary Investigator on the new incision-less surgical weight loss procedure: POSE. Additionally, he is an Investigator and Consultant for the development for IOP System (Incision-less Operative Platform) for USGI Medical.

Professionally Connected
Michael Thomas, MD is well-connected and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgeons Congress.

Award Winning
Dr. Thomas graduated Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Tulane University and was a Dean’s Honors Scholar for four years.

You can contact Dr. Thomas at www.WhyWeight.com or by calling 877-691-3001.