Many general obstetrician-gynecologists perform five to 10 gynecologic surgeries per year. M. Bijoy Thomas, MD, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, averages 15 to 18 robotic gynecologic surgeries per week, ranking among the highest-volume surgical practices nationally in his specialty.
Thomas is a Mayo Clinic-trained, double board certified gynecologic oncologist who has been practicing since 2006. Thomas performs surgeries for gynecologic cancers as well as complex benign gynecologic conditions. For approximately 95 percent of these procedures, he uses Lehigh Valley Health Network's state-of-the-art robotic technology. Recently, he surpassed 2,500 robot-assisted surgical cases over the course of his career. If experience is the best teacher, Thomas is undeniably a master of his craft.