Eric Thomas, MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

About Dr. Thomas

Eric L. Thomas, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been an integral member of the team of talented providers at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona since 2014. Dr. Thomas takes a collaborative and involved approach to patient care, saying, “My philosophy is to partner with each patient, educating them on options, which gives them the confidence to move forward knowing we are on the same page with their care. Their peace of mind translates into a successful procedure and recovery.”

Dr. Thomas graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed his surgical training with the United States Navy, including his internship year at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Southern California. During his military career, he also served as a Naval flight surgeon with the United States Marine Corp and was a ship’s surgeon onboard the USS John C. Stennis CVN-74. Dr. Thomas’ proud military career also includes work at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington State, where he was the head of the general surgery division of the department of surgery.  

After completing his time with the United States Navy, Dr. Thomas relocated to Phoenix, where he joined the faculty at the Maricopa Medical Center in 2011. He then expanded his minimally invasive skills by completing the da Vinci robotic training program, an exciting endeavor which has allowed him greater precision and safety of his procedures while reducing the risk of infection and time spent in recovery for his patients. Along with his partners, Dr. Thomas is a da Vinci proctor and completes case observations to train surgeons in the use of the da Vinci robot. In addition, the surgeons at CMIRS host an advanced hernia course on a semi-annual basis highlighting the contrast between open and robotic hernia repair.  

Dr. Thomas is a dedicated educator and mentor of medical students, surgical residents, and fellow surgeons. He taught Family Medicine residents at the Naval Hospital Bremerton from 2005 until 2009. He has been a part of the teaching faculty at the Maricopa Medical Center since 2011. In 2014, Dr. Thomas joined the group at CMIRS to start the Maricopa Medical Center’s integrated robotics rotation, under the direction of the late Dr. Daniel Caruso. He is an associate clinical professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, Creighton University, and Midwestern University.  

Outside of his clinical practice, Dr. Thomas enjoys everything Arizona has to offer such as hiking, camping, and exploring with his lovely family.

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Eric L. Thomas, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been an integral member of the team of talented providers at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona since 2014. Dr. Thomas takes a collaborative and involved approach to patient care, saying, “My philosophy is to partner with each patient, educating them on options, which gives them the confidence to move forward knowing we are on the same page with their care. Their peace of mind translates into a successful procedure and recovery.”

Dr. Thomas graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed his surgical training with the United States Navy, including his internship year at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Southern California. During his military career, he also served as a Naval flight surgeon with the United States Marine Corp and was a ship’s surgeon onboard the USS John C. Stennis CVN-74. Dr. Thomas’ proud military career also includes work at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington State, where he was the head of the general surgery division of the department of surgery.  

After completing his time with the United States Navy, Dr. Thomas relocated to Phoenix, where he joined the faculty at the Maricopa Medical Center in 2011. He then expanded his minimally invasive skills by completing the da Vinci robotic training program, an exciting endeavor which has allowed him greater precision and safety of his procedures while reducing the risk of infection and time spent in recovery for his patients. Along with his partners, Dr. Thomas is a da Vinci proctor and completes case observations to train surgeons in the use of the da Vinci robot. In addition, the surgeons at CMIRS host an advanced hernia course on a semi-annual basis highlighting the contrast between open and robotic hernia repair.  

Dr. Thomas is a dedicated educator and mentor of medical students, surgical residents, and fellow surgeons. He taught Family Medicine residents at the Naval Hospital Bremerton from 2005 until 2009. He has been a part of the teaching faculty at the Maricopa Medical Center since 2011. In 2014, Dr. Thomas joined the group at CMIRS to start the Maricopa Medical Center’s integrated robotics rotation, under the direction of the late Dr. Daniel Caruso. He is an associate clinical professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, Creighton University, and Midwestern University.  

Outside of his clinical practice, Dr. Thomas enjoys everything Arizona has to offer such as hiking, camping, and exploring with his lovely family.


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