Surgical Specialists LA & MS

Our program is the total weight loss solution. Whether you have 15, 50 or 150 pounds to lose, The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and The Surgical Specialists of Mississippi offer a program to meet your needs. Our team of 9 board-certified surgeons performs minimally invasive weight loss surgery daily and provides lifelong follow-up care for our patients. The MyWeight medically supervised weight loss program helps patients create a personalized diet plan or get back on track after bariatric surgery. The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and The Surgical Specialists of Mississippi have more experience than any other program in the region. Our unique, comprehensive approach to health and wellness is unmatched. Our 5 convenient office locations allow us to serve all of Louisiana and south west Mississippi.
  • 7015 Highway 190 East Service Road

    Covington, LA 70433

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  • 985-234-3000

About Surgical Specialists LA & MS

  • Surgeons
  • Surgeons - Other
  • Bariatric Surgery

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Surgical Specialists LA & MS Office Locations:


7015 Highway 190 East Service Road

Covington, LA, LA 70433

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7015 Highway 190 East Service Road Suite 200

Covington, LA, LA 70433

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Michael J. Thomas, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a native New Orleanian who graduated from Jesuit High School and summa cum laude from Tulane University. He received his medical degree from LSU Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at LSU in 1999 where he served as teaching chief resident. Dr. Thomas practiced in LaFourche Parish for two years before joining the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana. He is skilled in advanced laparoscopy and has been actively involved with our bariatric program since its inception. Dr. Thomas is a national proctor who teaches and credentials other surgeons for the laparoscopic gastric bypass and gastric banding procedure. He was one of three surgeons chosen by the State of Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits to conduct the “Heads Up” surgical weight loss pilot program for State Employees. Dr. Thomas has been the Director of Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at Southern Surgical Hospital since 2006 and on the LSU Department of General Surgery Faculty since 2012. He is a Fellow of the ASMBS (FASMBS).


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