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Michael Thomas, MD

Dr. Thomas is a general surgeon in the Hermitage area. He is affiliated with Tristar Summit Medical Center.
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Dr. Thomas saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more drug allergies patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw hydrocephalus patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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108 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Thomas saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw dementia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw bipolar disorder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Thomas saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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34 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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Dr. Thomas saw more cholecystitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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41 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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258 doctors
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Dr. Thomas saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Thomas’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Thomas’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Thomas’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Thomas’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Thomas’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Thomas’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Thomas sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Summit Surgery Center
3901 Central Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076
534 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Tennessee Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1981

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Thomas is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Tristar Summit Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Priority Health
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare