Dr. Maxwell Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Thomas
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OrthoArizona

2940 E Banner Gateway Dr Gilbert, AZ 85234

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Dr. Maxwell Thomas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Thomas has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Arizona medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Chandler Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thomas to book an appointment.


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4.7

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Entire team did an amazing job replacing my hip. Dr Thomas is a great doctor with excellent skills. Would recommend to anyone.
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Dan – Jun 18, 2020
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Total hip replacement done by an excellent doctor and amazing person!
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Judith Anderson – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr Thomas has done a hip replacement for both my husband and I one year apart. Dr Thomas is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. Our visits were not rushed and he thoroughly explained everything and answered any questions. Dr Thomas’ team is excellent as well. I the only thing I don’t like is calling into the office, you have to go through way too many phone prompts to get to hopefully the right person.
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Barbara Bullion – Jun 11, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Thomas. I have now had 2 hips and 2 shoulder replacements performed by him with outstanding results over a 17 year period. Besides being an excellent physician, he is a nice person who listens to you.
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Ann – Jun 11, 2020
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The entire facility and the team of professionals who have taken care of me through two hip replacements are the best Caring professionals you can trust with your health care My thanks to the entire team Bob Nail
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Bob Nail – Jun 09, 2020
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Dr Thomas is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I refer all my clients and friends as well.
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Jun 02, 2020
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Presented a very comfortable presence,answering all my questions, never feeling rushed. Explained their hospital set up (owned by the physicians), was obviously very proud of the level of care they provided. Saw Dr Thomas again prior to surgery. Reviewed again what was being done. Felt I had the best doctor for my surgery. Small facility (about a dozen rooms). Care was top notch
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Walt McGourty – Jun 01, 2020
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Dr. Thomas has a great bedside manner. I like his concise no-nonsense approach when describing my medical situation and how addressed it with surgery. My experience of the surgery was that it went well. Post-surgery pain has been minimal and manageable.
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Ken Roland – May 29, 2020
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I’m one week post-op for hip replacement today. The facility was run well and extremely clean. Each encounter with physicians, nurses, cna,, admitting staff, etc actually exceeded my expectations. Dr. Thomas was highly recommended and my experience so far has been exceptional. Being in this Covid situation had me a bit anxious knowing my husband wouldn’t be permitted to enter the facility and support me. I thank God for all those who were sensitive to this. My recovery is proceeding without any complications.
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Melanie F. – May 29, 2020
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He takes his time with every patient to answer questions, goes over treatment plans thoroughly that can be understood. Highly recommend Dr. Thomas to anyone.
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May 28, 2020
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He's done 2 of my shoulders & my knee. He's excellent !!
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Frank Yorio – May 25, 2020
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Dr Thomas has been a great surgeon for me in that he replaced both my knees and my shoulder. He’s a first rate surgeon and I refer friends to him any chance I get.
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Carolyn Chandler – May 21, 2020
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Dr Thomas is excellent. He explains everything very well so I could understand all he said. I would recommend him to anyone who might need his services. Also, the shot he gave me in the knee didn’t hurt one bit. Appreciated that for sure. Thank you.
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Luis Valenzuela – May 14, 2020
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WE discussed my surgery. I was given specific written instruction about the things I need to do before and after .surgery
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Phyllis Niemela – May 10, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is a very polite kind warm person who listens and responds accordingly. I would definitely recommend him!
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Tim Filuk – May 07, 2020
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Marjorie Bradley – May 01, 2020
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He cares about his patients !
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Karen Snekvik – Apr 30, 2020
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Did it via web cam and it was great!
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Kathy Miller – Apr 16, 2020
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Had a great experience with right hip replacement. I believe Dr. Max is a genuis! That said, there were a couple of people in the office who could benefit from a course in empathy.
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Gloria Wright – Feb 19, 2020
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Unfortunately, I am not new to major surgery. I had a knee replacement approx 2 years before this surgery and it was a very difficult recovery. I had my other hip replacement about 18 months before this surgery (different doctor). It was so easy… I was off meds within 48 hours after surgery and driving 4 days after surgery. I NEVER had a problem with follow-up or getting meds or PT and both doctors used GLUE (which worked and healed really well). I had more pain after this surgery than I did after my knee surgery. It was excruciating for more than 2 weeks after surgery. I am writing this 4 weeks after surgery and I still need a cane to walk. In fairness, I still believe Dr. Thomas is a good surgeon. The Hospital staff was courteous, professional, helpful and friendly during my stay. The doctor’s staff communication and aftercare is so lacking in care for the patient, I could never refer anyone to Ortho Arizona Knee and hip Orthopedics.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Providing comprehensive orthopedic care of the highest quality to our community with exceptional compassion.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
University of Arizona
Residency Hospital
1994
University Az Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University of Arizona
Medical School

Awards

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas performs Knee Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Hip Replacement
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas performs Hip Replacement more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Shoulder Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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OrthoArizona

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)