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Michael J. Thomas


Michael J. Thomas, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a native New Orleanian who graduated from Jesuit High School and summa cum laude from Tulane University. He received his medical degree from LSU Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at LSU in 1999 where he served as teaching chief resident. Dr. Thomas practiced in LaFourche Parish for two years before joining the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana.

He is skilled in advanced laparoscopy and has been actively involved with our bariatric program since its inception. Dr. Thomas is a national proctor who teaches and credentials other surgeons for the laparoscopic gastric bypass and gastric banding procedure. He was one of three surgeons chosen by the State of Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits to conduct the “Heads Up” surgical weight loss pilot program for State Employees. Dr. Thomas is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Southern Surgical Hospital and is a Fellow of ASMBS (FASMBS).

Dr. Thomas was recently honored as a Top Doctor for 2019 by New Orleans Magazine and 2017 TOP DOCTOR by Louisiana Life. Selected by his peers to receive this highly-esteemed recognition, it is evidenced that Dr. Thomas has garnered the trust and confidence of more than 10,000 patients he has treated for weight loss and general surgery.

This achievement is a true testament to his skill, commitment and dedication to each of his patients.

You can now follow Dr. Thomas on Twitter @DrMJThomas.