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 specialist in Marrero, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Southern Surgical Specialists, LLC

1200 Avenue G

Marrero, LA 70072
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thomas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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Dr. Thomas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thomas "Dr. Thomas was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his medical education at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas went on to do his residency in general surgery in New Orleans and became board certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1999.After completing his residency he began working as a general surgeon and has been working with Dr. Divincenti at Southern Surgical Specialists since 2000.Dr. Thomas is currently a member in good standing with the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Board of Surgery, and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He has hospital affiliations with West Jefferson Medical Center and Meadowcrest Hospital. He is a certified proctor for the DaVinci Robotic System and practices at West Jefferson Medical Center. "
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

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42  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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Dr. Thomas' Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thomas to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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)

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...more
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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
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Would not recommend this Dr. To anyone. Does not care for patients. Does not take time with them.
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