Charles W. Thomas, MD, FACS, General Laparoscopic & Thoracic Surgeon with Southern Surgical Specialists, LLC

Get to know General Laparoscopic & Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Charles W. Thomas, who serves patients in Marrero, Louisiana.

Dr. Thomas is a general laparoscopic & thoracic surgeon who has been working at Southern Surgical Specialists, LLC since 2000. Located in Marrero, Louisiana, the surgeons at Southern Surgical Specialists provide the best specialized surgical care in the New Orleans metropolitan area. All of them exceed credentialing criteria and have 13-40 years of experience in private practice. In addition to performing general surgery, they subspecialize in areas including colorectal, thyroid, laparoscopic, robotic, and oncologic surgery. Moreover, they are among the leaders of robotic surgery in Louisiana.

Dr. Thomas has hospital affiliations with West Jefferson Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center West Bank campus. He is also a certified proctor for the da Vinci Surgical System and practices at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Dr. Thomas was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Thomas completed his medical education at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Thereafter, he went on to complete his residency in general surgery in New Orleans.

Dr. Thomas is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery.

Dr. Thomas is currently a member in good standing with the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Board of Surgery, and the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Cardiothoracic surgery, also known as thoracic surgery, is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs). Laparoscopy, invented by George Kelling in 1901, is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts in the abdomen. As a general laparoscopic & thoracic surgeon, Dr. Thomas specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest.

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