Dr. Thomas Downes, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Thomas Downes, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Boaz, AL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Marshall Medical Center North and Marshall Medical Center South. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Downes to book an appointment.

Dr. Downes

Marshall Surgical Clinic, P.C.

2525 Us Highway 431 170 Boaz, AL 35957
Accepting new patients

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This man basically saved my life. I had a severely diseased and infected gallbladder. No one else would help me since I didn't have insurance. I owe this man my life. Thank you so much Dr. Downes!!!
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Downes, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Boaz, AL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Ochsner Clin Fdn Hosp
Residency Hospital
1986
Ochsner Clin Fdn Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1980
Uah/Huntsville Hosp
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Thomas Downes, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Downes frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Downes treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Downes, MD's office located?

Dr. Downes' office is located at 2525 Us Highway 431 170, Boaz, AL 35957. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Downes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downes performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Downes performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downes performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Downes performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallstones
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downes treats Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Downes treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Downes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lesion Removal
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(256) 593-1611

Dr. Downes accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Locations

Marshall Surgical Clinic, P.C.

Boaz Hypnotherapy Services2525 Us Highway 431 170 Boaz, AL 35957
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Marshall Surgical Clinic, P.C.7938 Al Highway 69 Ste 200 Guntersville, AL 35976
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Downes is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Marshall Medical Center North

Guntersville, AL

Marshall Medical Center South

Boaz, AL

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

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