Thomas J. White, M.D.

General Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

 Thomas J. White M.D.
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center

WATZ Surgical Group, LLC (Immanuel)

6829 North 72nd Street
Medical Office Building One Suite 5500
Omaha, NE 68122

Phone: (402) 572-3663
Fax: (402) 572-3438

WATZ Surgical Group, LLC (Lakeside)

16909 Lakeside Hills Ct
Medical Office Building One Suite 411
Omaha, NE 68130

Phone: (402) 758-5544
Fax: (402) 758-5545

Hospital Affiliation:


Bariatric Surgery
Breast Surgery

General Surgery Information

General surgeons perform surgical procedures for conditions affecting almost any area of the body.
Bariatric Surgeons have advanced skills to perform operative approaches, both open and laparoscopic, necessary to treat the morbidly obese through weight loss surgery.

Dr. Thomas White performs sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding (Lap Band®), and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries.

The Roux-en-Y procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.

A Gastric Band procedure is a purely restrictive surgical procedure in which a band is placed around the upper most past of the stomach. This band divides the stomach into two portions, one small and one large portion. Because food is regulated, most patients feel full faster. Food digestion occurs through the normal digestive and absorption process. Attend a seminar to learn more about Bariatric Surgery.