Dr. Thomas Gillespie, MD

Dr. Thomas Gillespie, MD

Robotic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Thomas Gillespie, MD is a robotic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Columbia Univiversity College of Phy. & Surg. in 1995 and specializes in robotic surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

500 W Thomas Rd Ste 400

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Contact Information

(602) 406-3874

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Choice of Arizona
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Dr. Gillespie's Experience

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  • Specializes in Robotic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
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Dr. Gillespie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gillespie "Biography Thomas Gillespie MD, FACS is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a Professor of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine as well as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Arizona School of Medicine. He graduated from his surgical residency from Maricopa Medical Center and has been practicing surgery in Phoenix since 2001. He is a board certified surgeon. He has been practicing robotic, minimally invasive, general and trauma surgery at Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center since 2003."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gillespie "Personal Statement

My expertise include all aspects of general surgery, but specifically hernia care.  I strive to approach each hernia in a solution based fashion that is patient centered.  I see the occurrence of a hernia as a disease and not a simple circumstance.  To that end, my initial goal will be to optimize all modifiable risk factors in anticipation of your hernia repair.  I do employ state of the art technologies, but use an evidence based approach in their application.  My goal is to create a personalized, tailored plan for each of my patients.

I see myself as open minded.  I hope to create a partnership with each of my patients that is based on mutual respect.  I understand that all relationships require a certain give and take.  I am committed to your wellness.

Please feel free to come visit me in my office for a consultation.  Bring your family.  If you have done your own learning on the internet I would like to share my perspective with you. "

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11  Specialties

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

59  Conditions Treated

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46  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Columbia Univiversity College of Phy. & Surg.
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • LAC University of Southern Cal.
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sign Language

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Gillespie, MD
Dr. Gillespie is a an excellent Dr. And a beautiful person! He did a cutting edge surgery on my husband. A surgery for a condition that only 1 in 1000 people with abdominal pain are diagnosed with. I trusted him 100% with my husband's life! God bless this man!
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Colleen P. in Kingman, AZ – Jun 30, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie performed a hernia repair for me in January ‘18, and I was extremely impressed with him and his staff. He carefully explained everything, answered all of my questions in detail, and even got to know me a little. The best surgical experience I have had....highly recommended!
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Feb 01, 2018
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Recently I went to see Dr. Gillespie with a long-standing surgical problem. It was one of those issues I just wanted to avoid. Dr. Gillespie made me feel comfortable. I had already done a tremendous amount of research before I met him. Interestingly, what he said was supported by my own independent...Read More
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Bill in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 23, 2017
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Wonderful doctor staff was great as well. Listened to what was going on along with reading results the proceedures. Very informative for issues i had.
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Phoenix, AZ – May 08, 2017
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First and foremost, I am very happy I was referred to Dr. Gillespie. He is an outstanding surgeon and a real gentleman. He accurately diagnosed my problem and confidently cured me. I am now three years recovered from a very complicated and difficult hernia repair. I am finally back to my old...Read More
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George Henry in Scottsdale, AZ – Apr 06, 2017
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