Welcome to the online home of Clifton E. Thomas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Thomas is an expert in his field and one of only a few surgeons in the greater Houston and East Texas areas to offer some of today’s most advanced procedures. Dr. Thomas has offices in both Houston and Nacogdoches to serve you better.
Clifton Thomas, MD.
I finished medical school in 1984, residency in 1989. That's when I developed my passion for esophageal surgery. I started my solo practice and became board certified in 1990 passing those exams and subsequent re-certification exams on the first try. 1990 was the beginning … [Read More...]
Conditions & Treatments
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux, is a more severe form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which occurs when the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates or refluxes into the esophagus. The acidic content of the liquid causes … [Read More...]
About the TIF Procedure
The TIF procedure, an innovative form of incisionless transoral natural orifice surgery,reconstructs the body's natural antireflux barrier.
TIF stands for "Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication" and is performed with the innovative EsophyX surgical device. A unique … [Read More...]