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Fax: (414) 281-9674

4600 W. Loomis Rd., Suite 218, Milwaukee, WI 53220 View Location

Our Staff

Dr. Thomas Chua

Thomas Chua, M.D., FACS

Medical Director of: Aurora Sanai Bariatric Program
We pride ourselves on having been one of the pioneers in the field of bariatric surgery.

Dr. Thomas Y. Chua has been involved with bariatric surgery since 1975, and has performed over 3000 gastric bypasses, and over 1000 LAP-BAND® procedures. His diverse practice also involved general surgery, vascular surgery.

He performed the first laparoscopic gall bladder surgery in Wisconsin in December of 1989 and performed the first laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty in the United States in February 1993.

He also performed the first LAP-BAND® procedure in Wisconsin in February of 2001 before the FDA approved the device in June of 2001.

In addition, as a well-respected instructor, he has shared his knowledge in the field of laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery and has taught over 1000 surgeons in the US and abroad.

Dr. Chua is board certified in general surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Our private physicians office has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery because of our dedication to caring for our bariatric patients, as well as our safety record and years of experience.

In addition, he has been performing abdominal Lipectomy for more than 20 years, including other body contouring surgical procedures such as trunk, arm and thigh reductions.

Our Helpful and Caring Team

Thomas Y. Chua, MD, F.A.C.S
Remy Lanzaderas, Practice Manager
Deanna Taylor, R.D.
David Goodman, PhD
Kristie Martinez, Medical Assistant
Liz White, Surgery Scheduler/Assistant Office Manager
Patrick Allen Cortado, APNP, Nurse Practitioner
Lisa Lemke, Coder/Biller
Eva Aguilera, Medical Receptionist.

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