Clifton Thomas, MD, is a board certified general surgeon and graduated from Southwestern Medical School with a mini-fellowship in bariatric surgery. Before moving into a private practice focused on minimally invasive laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, Dr. Thomas worked as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Marshall University in West Virginia. As far as nutrition and behavioral change are concerned, Dr. Thomas has taken many advanced courses.
He is known for the ease of his operation and his ability to make the entire process simple for the patient. Often, nurses ask him “Why do your patients do so well and have so few complications, post-operative pain, or nausea?” The answer is always the same. “It’s lots of things and they add up”.
Having a sleeve gastrectomy helps you overcome the first big hurdle and gets the body working for you instead of against you. Dr. Thomas will then help you develop better eating habits.
As an outpatient hiatal hernia surgeon, Dr. Thomas has 29 years of experience dealing with HEARTBURN and REFLUX and GERD.
It is wonderful for patients to be free of heartburn and reflux symptoms, as well as to stop taking heartburn medications.