Blue Mountain Surgery Clinic
Blue Mountain Surgery Clinic provides high-quality professional surgery services locally to spare you travel and time away from home. Dr. Keith Thomas specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, utilizing minimally- invasive procedures that speed your recovery to an active lifestyle.
We are committed to listening to your questions and concerns and doing everything we can to insure that you get the care you need close to home. We are there for you from the initial referral, preoperative counseling, surgical intervention and post-operative care. We'll always discuss your options, compassionately framing care to fit your needs.
Diagnosis and care for abdominal and gastrointestinal issues
Diagnosis and surgery for gallbladder disease
Hemorrhoidal care, including infrared laser treatment
Colon Cancer surgery
Skin cancer screening and treatment of benign moles and malignant lesions
Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy:
One of the most important procedures anyone can get is a routine colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and it's entirely treatable if detected early. The colonoscopy of today is dramatically improved over that of years ago. It is recommended that you should schedule your first colonoscopy when you turn 50, or earlier if you have a family history or concerning symptoms. Depending upon the results of your first colonoscopy, it could be anytime up to 10 years before another is recommended. We're available to provide you with all of the information about this vital potentially life-saving procedure in your pre-colonoscopy appointment.
Dr.Thomas performs breast surgery and laparoscopic hysterectomies to keep you close to home and your family. We provide breast cancer screening and treat both benign and malignant findings.
Health insurance and Medicare cover many of our procedures. We'll work with your insurer, taking care of all the paperwork to determine what coverage you have and obtain any pre-authorizations needed to begin your care.
About your surgeon:
Providing comprehensive care for his patients is important to Dr. Thomas. You'll find him to be friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. He will work closely with your personal physician and specialists in oncology, cardiology, urology and gynecology to ensure that you get the care you need efficiently and effectively. He incorporates the latest innovations in surgical care into his practice, regularly attending professional conferences to bring home the newest information for providing modern care.
Dr. Keith Thomas is a board-certified general surgeon with years of experience in a large surgical practice and as a Surgery Instructor for Albany Medical College's surgical residency program. He also serves as Chief of Staff at Blue Mountain Hospital.
He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Thomas was a Councilman for the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons for several years before being elected by Oregon surgeons to serve in his present role as the Chapter President. He is also a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
How can we help you?
We invite you to call us to learn more about how our services can help you take care of your health. Reach us at (541) 575-1311. To make an appointment for a surgical consultation, talk with your primary care physician about a referral.
Want to do your own research?
We recommend these two websites as credible sources of information about surgical issues and procedures:
Minimally-invasive surgery: (http://www.sages.org/get-well-sooner)
Patient-friendly information on surgery (American College of Surgeons): https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/patient-resources