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Meet Our Doctors: Thomas Roshek, MD, FACS

Jul 28, 2016

Dr. Thomas Roshek joined the Nicholson Clinic in 2011. Dr. Roshek is board certified in General Surgery and is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgical procedures. His interests include the treatment of abdominal and groin hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, and disorders of the gallbladder, skin, and soft tissues.

Dr. Roshek has received several awards during his tenure as a surgeon, including:

• D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas 2012–2013, 2016
• D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Collin County 2013 and 2016.
• Texas Monthly Super Docs, Texas Rising S​tars 201​4​ and 2015
• Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award 2009

We want to help you get to know Dr. Roshek a little bit better, so we asked him some questions. Here’s what he had to say:

Why did you choose to specialize in bariatric surgery?

The obesity epidemic is negatively affecting the lives of patients all over the world. It is causing so many other medical problems, and I was not satisfied with the results of non-surgical weight-loss techniques. During my general surgical training, I could see the positive changes our patients underwent after weight loss surgery and wanted to help make a difference in our patient’s lives. The ability to provide Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery with small incisions, minimal pain, and shortened post-operative recovery was a natural choice for me as I continued in my training and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

In addition to what I’ve mentioned above, I also enjoy the camaraderie all of us at the Nicholson Clinic share. We enjoy working together as a team and enjoy each other’s company.

Who/what is your biggest inspiration?

God and my family.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

I never shy from receiving sage advice from a trusted friend or colleague, and many have shared with me over the years. I think the greatest advice is to always keep an open mind, to question the status quo, and to never stop learning from others.

If you could say one thing to someone considering weight loss surgery, what would you say?

If you are committed to this journey, there is no better way to achieve your goal of a new you.

What do you enjoy doing with your time off work?

I spend most of my limited free time with my family. But occasionally I can be found playing softball, golf, or even kickball (apparently it is acceptable for adults to run around like elementary school kids kicking a ball, and gosh it sure is fun!).

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