Orthopaedic Surgery - (California)

Dr Bert J Thomas, MD, has helped expand the frontiers of joint replacement surgery since 1979. His experience includes more than five thousand successful hip replacement surgeriesknee replacement surgeries, and shoulder replacement surgeries. He has revised over one thousand failed joint replacements, referred to him from around the world. Dr. Thomas has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters on joint replacement, and has helped design today’s leading joint replacement technologies.

In addition to being extensively published in the topic of joint replacement, he is also frequently published in the subjects of orthopaedic robotics and navigation. His expertise has made him highly sought after for surgical training, and he has been invited to present his process to professionals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Dr Thomas is a host of the Visiting Surgeon Program and an instructor for the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System. He is also well versed in CAS systems and the advantages of robotics and automated navigation.  Dr Thomas worked closely with the design, development and evaluation teams for the PIGALILEO Navigation Sustem to integrate it with a broad range of technologies, including the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System, total knee arthroscopy, total hip arthroscopy, and partial knee procedures.


Chief of Joint Replacement Service - UCLA Medical Center
Chief of Joint Replacement Service – West Los Angeles VA Hospital
Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member - TheHip Society
Past President - The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Bert J Thomas, MD, has dedicated his career to improving his patient’s quality of life, by selecting a personalized care system for each of them. His 30 year experience in joint replacement surgery affords him the ability to help patients select a system that works with their body, regardless of the condition. Dr. Thomas strives to make his patients as comfortable and educated as possible throughout the process. Each patient feels assured that they will receive world-class treatment, chosen specifically for their needs and lifestyle goals. When the process is complete they enjoy freedom of motion and peace of mind, knowing that they have made the best possible decision for their care.

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Contact Information

Office Address: 1250 16th Street Suite 2100 Santa Monica, CA 90404
Office Phone: (424) 259-9882
Website Address: www.bertjthomasmd.com/