Santa Barbara Bariatric Surgeon
520 West Junipero Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105 US
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3 out of 5 stars Gastric Bypass

Mixed Emotions

Dr Thoman did my bypass surgery. I feel his is a good surgeon and is committed to his patients. His bedside manner is very cold however and he is not assertive nor does hi give good feedback. It's hard to get information out of him. I loved that he did not require a pre op diet or weight loss. His office is organized and he was able to schedule my surgery fairly rapidly. If you are...

5 out of 5 stars Weight Loss

Superior Service and Results - Santa Barbara, CA

Weight loss abdominal pain

3 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Very Technically Competent - Santa Barbara

I only paid 2500 my insurance only charged me 10%. Dr T is very competent. the pro op process was very good. there is not a lot post op...just blood work and quick 'are you taking your pills, walking, etc) visits on a set schedule. Karen his office manager has been very very helpful and supportive and if i had questions for an RD one is available to contact. my only complaint is that my...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
    Medical: MD, Jefferson Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Treatments offered at Advanced Surgical Associates

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5cc in Lap Band Instead of 7cc - What Should I Do?

The mostly likely explanation is they didn't empty it completely which can happen.  If you're doing well and feel restricted I... READ MORE

Can I Have Bariatric Surgery Again After a Reversal?

Reversal for stricture is unusual as this can typically be managed with stenting in the most severe cases. More commonly reversal is required for... READ MORE

How Often Does Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes, and by How Much?

The gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy produce hormonal changes that can effectively cure type II diabetes the day of surgery. About 90% of... READ MORE

Tubal Ligation, Gastric Bypass and Pregnancy

If your tubes are tied they will stay tied.  The bypass is unrelated.  Obesity is a common cause for infertility.  This is typically... READ MORE

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