When you or someone you love has been diagnosed with gynecologic (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal or vulvar) cancer or another serious gynecologic condition, you want to find a doctor who has a lot of experience with similar cases.
Thomas performs approximately 15 to 18 robotic gynecologic surgeries each week, which is more than many other doctors in his field will do in a year. Recently, he surpassed 2,500 robot-assisted surgical cases over the course of his career, and he ranks among the highest-volume surgical practices nationally in his specialty.
“As you complete more of these procedures, you get better at what you are doing,” Thomas says. “The time that patients spend under anesthesia becomes shorter, surgical complications are less likely and patients recover faster.”
Thomas is part of Lehigh Valley Physician Group Gynecologic Oncology, which offers comprehensive surgical expertise for both cancerous and benign gynecologic conditions. In addition to Thomas, who sees patients at John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, the program includes Christine Kim, MD, who sees patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono and LVH–Hecktown Oaks.