Tina Thomas, MD


Dr. Thomas is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, with specialty training in advanced minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Thomas elected to attend medical school in India and graduated with distinction. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut, where she received awards for resident excellence and leadership by example. Dr. Thomas has completed two fellowships, in surgical critical care and advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, from the University of Michigan and Hackensack University Medical Center respectively. 

Dr. Thomas is a member of the Society of the American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

Dr. Thomas was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Union county. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. 


  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College, A Harvard Medical International Affiliate University
    Chennai, India
    Doctor of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training & Surgical Residency

  • University of Connecticut
    Farmington, CT
    Surgical Resident

Surgical Fellowship

  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Surgical Critical Care
  • Hackensack University Medical Center 
    Hackensack, NJ
    Advanced Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Revision of failed Bariatric Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Advanced Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal gland)
  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection (for colon cancer, diverticulitis or polyps)
  • Hernia Repair (inguinal & ventral)
  • Nissen Fundoplication (treatment of acid reflux)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen)
  • Overlook Medical Center
    99 Beauvoir Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07902
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset
    110 Rehill Ave.
    Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Morristown Medical Center
    100 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960

American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)