At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the general surgery department is responsible for performing a variety of surgical procedures. Our skilled general surgeons at CTCA® have years of experience in performing surgical procedures on various areas of the body. They also are trained to perform critical care and emergency surgery, as well as organ transplants. When possible, our general surgeons may offer minimally invasive options, such as laparoscopic surgery, which involves smaller incisions than traditional open surgery. These procedures are delivered by a team of skilled general surgeons at Southwestern in Tulsa.
General surgeons at CTCA in Tulsa are highly trained and educated to perform the complex procedures often involved in working cancer patients. Dr. Michael Thomas is one of the general surgeons at Southwestern and has been a member of the surgical team at the Oklahoma hospital since 2006. He has training in the various aspects of general surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Thomas is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Often, questions arise about possible side effects and the options available for managing them. Our general surgeons in Tulsa emphasize in conversations with patients the importance of addressing these challenges early. With years of experience and training, the general surgeons at our Oklahoma cancer center work closely with supportive therapy clinicians to improve quality of life and reduce surgery-related side effects. This collaborative approach puts you at the center of your treatment, so you and your family can focus on healing.