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An experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Bert J. Thomas specializes in joint replacement as the chief of Joint Replacement Service at the acclaimed UCLA Medical Center in California. Since 1979, he helped more than 5,000 patients regain their lives and mobility with hip, knee and shoulder replacements – including hundreds of complex revision surgeries to repair failed implants.
Thomas published a number of peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and is a sought-after trainer of surgeons. He has taught basic and complex surgical techniques to physicians around the world. Those techniques include robotic and computer-guided surgery.
“I have had patients (who had) been in wheelchairs for years,” Dr. Thomas told Drugwatch. “When you do the hip replacement, it’s a miracle for them. The pain is gone, and within a relatively short amount of time, they are up walking. And soon after that, they are back to being regular members of society.”
Thomas treats each patient as special, modifying any treatment plan to them, their needs and abilities. He does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Each patient receives specialized care from him and from his staff. He also educates patients about his treatment plan and surgical process, and answering any and all questions so they can make informed decisions about their care.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Thomas in the top 1 percent of orthopaedic doctors in the nation. He is also recognized by SuperDoctors.com. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.