Dr. Charles Thomas, MD

Dr. Charles Thomas, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o
(19)

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Dr. Charles Thomas, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Marrero, LA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus.

Southern Surgical Specialists, LLC

1200 Avenue G

Marrero, LA 70072
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Fracture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Charity Hosp/Lsu
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Charity Hosp/Lsu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thomas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Thomas is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
4.4
based on 19 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Thomas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Belle Chasse LA |
i was diagnosed with duodenal cancer 12/28/05. He came in on a holiday to FULLY explain what was going on. Whipple surgery was performed 2 weeks later. Due to severity I was facing a death sentence. I spent 7 weeks in the hospital and dr Thomas came in every morning & afternoon not only to ck on me but to talk to me as a person. (Not just a patient) I could not have had a better doctor. I am now 11 years out from an illness I only had a 5% chance to survive 1 year. I love this man. !!!!!!!!
New Orleans, LA |
very kind and informative. took time with my family member and explained the details. like the fact he used an anatomy book to help explain things
in Bellechasse, LA |
Would not recommend this Dr. To anyone. Does not care for patients. Does not take time with them.
Thank you for this review. We're saddened to hear your experience was less than exemplary, and we'd like to have someone reach out to you personally. Please email us at connect@ochsner.org with your contact information so we can pass it along.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thomas accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thomas has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy
Terrytown, LA 70056
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
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