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Michael Thomas, M.D.
Dr. Michael J Thomas is with the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana. He performed a Lap-Band Revision and Gall Bladder removal in 8/05, and he removed the Lap-Band and performed a Sleeve Gastrectomy in 3/08. He is an excellent surgeon, both technically proficient and possessing of a very caring bedside manner. While maybe not at first, now that I have gotten to know him I would rate him a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. (I was used to the Queen of bedside manner, Dr. Rachel Moore, who performed my Lap-Band in 12/03, and ANYONE would have a hard time following her). What constitutes a 10 for me? Technical proficiency first and foremost - he is a national proctor, and is accredited by the ASMBS. His team has a really low complication rate. Second, I hire a medical consultant for medical advice & to answer my questions (of which there are many) and he is very professional and straight-forward with his advice. He does not coddle, but he genuinely cares about the success of his patients. Third, I think he is funny, which is not a solid criteria to be met, but it does help with the meshing of personalities! He is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Southern Surgical Hospital in Slidell, which is my first choice in local area hospitals. I also liked Omega Hospital in Metairie more than Touro in New Orleans and Lakeview in Covington, as I prefer the atmosphere (and specifically the ratio of nurses to patients) of a smaller hospital.