Dr. Thomas L. Bass, MD

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Specializes in Critical Care Surgery • Male • Age 52

4651 Sheridan St Ste 350
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Dr. Bass:

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Dr. Bass' Experience

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Dr. Bass' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Bass Performs

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Conditions Dr. Bass Treats

  • Hypertension
  • Obesity

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Hospital Quality

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Gulf Coast Medical Center
13681 Doctor's Way
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Hollywood Bariatrics
Hollywood Bariatrics
4651 Sheridan St Ste 350
Hollywood, FL 33021
Surgical Consultants PA
Surgical Consultants PA
1150 N 35th Ave Ste 540
Hollywood, FL 33021
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    Dr. Bass' Experience

    Specialties

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • General Surgery
    1
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Bass

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    3 Board Actions

    • Leaving a foreign body in a patient  (9/14/2011)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Dr. Thomas Lyn Bass; License # ME66691; Case # 2009-17175

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician previously on 08-24-2010 entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Board of Medicine.

      Action Taken-Obligations Satisfied

    • State: Florida
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (11/23/2010)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Dr. Thomas Lyn Bass; License # MD050374L

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      Action Taken:

      The physician shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.00.

    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Leaving a foreign body in a patient  (8/24/2010)
    • Action Taken: Education
    • Summary: Dr. Thomas Lyn Bass; License # ME66691; Case # 2009-17175

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician on 06-12-2009 performed the laparoscopic repair of a patient's hiatal hernia, removal of the original gastric lap band placed in 2005, and placement of the new gastric lap band. The physician left a foreign body, a portion of the original gastric lap band in the patient after the surgical procedure for replacement of and removal of the old band. The physician on 06-17-2009 laparoscopically removed the retained portion of the original gastric lap band.

      Action Taken-Final Order-Settlement Agreement

      1. The physician has been issued a reprimand by the Florida Board of Medicine.
      2. The physician shall pay a fine in the amount of $10,000.00 within thirty days.
      3. The physician shall pay costs in the amount of $2,891.96 within thirty days.
      4. The physician shall perform fifty hours of community service within one year.
      5. The physician shall complete five hours of continuing medical education in risk management within one year.
      6. The physician during the next six months shall present a one hour lecture/seminar on retained foreign bodies to the medical staff at an approved medical facility.
      7. The physician shall appear before the Board upon request.
    • State: Florida
    4

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1991

    Residency Hospital

    Penn State
    Complete in 2001
    5

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bass & Staff

    • English
    • Creole
    • Italian
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bass' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Bass has admitting privileges:

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    • Gulf Coast Medical Center

    • Memorial Regional Hospital

    • Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bass

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bass to family and friends

    16 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Bass' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    13 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 14 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Bass
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    16 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    16 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    16 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    16 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Bass accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • Meritain Health
    • Mutual of Omaha
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    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

    A
    Hollywood Bariatrics
    4651 Sheridan St Ste 350
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    (954) 966-8559 (Office)
    (954) 966-1156 (Fax)
    B
    Surgical Consultants PA
    1150 N 35th Ave Ste 540
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    (954) 966-8559 (Office)
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