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Thomas Wright, M.D. is a vein specialist and the Medical Director of St. Louis, Missouri’s Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Doctor Wright was among the first 200 surgeons in the United States to become Board Certified by the American Board of Phlebology, the medical body overseeing the field of medicine dedicated to venous health. He specializes in the utilization of non-invasive vein disease treatments that do not require using general anesthesia, which can be potentially harmful for patients. Dr. Wright’s goal is always to provide the highest quality vein treatments and the best possible experience for each of his patients. His patients’ comfort, safety, and overall wellbeing are always of the utmost importance throughout his practice. Dr. Wright’s areas of interest include the maintenance of venous health, vein treatments, and minimally invasive body sculpting techniques.

Dr. Wright is also committed to treating and education patients regarding liposuction and other cosmetic treatments. He performs tumescent liposuction using only local anesthesia. The tumescent Technique is much safer, has a more rapid recovery, and eliminates the dangers of general anesthesia. Dr. Wright was trained in tumescent liposuction by its inventor, Dr. Jeffrey Klein. Doctor Wright's training and years of experience ensure that his liposuction procedures are extremely safe and effective at removing the stubborn fat that does not respond to exercise and diet.

Doctor Wright has earned widespread accolades and awards for his dedication to the treatment of venous diseases. He has been selected by those in the medical field as one of St. Louis’ TOP DOCS in both 2009 and 2010. In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Wright earned the Patients’ Choice Award, which is voted on by patients and which is only awarded to five percent of the nation’s 720,000 eligible physicians.

Dr. Wright has earned the Physician Recognition Award by the American Medical Association, earned appointment as a Research Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is a faculty advisor and instructor for the American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Doctor Wright is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, an American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Fellow, and is also certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Medical Sonographer. He has also conducted original medical research that was contributed to the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Wright earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He conducted his residency training at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in addition to the American Board of Phlebology. He also received training from Dr. Jeffrey Kline, who invented tumescent liposuction. He has written and presented numerous scientific papers about cutting edge surgical techniques used to treat venous insufficiency as well as papers on the use of tumescent anesthesia, which is used during endovenous laser ablation.

Dr. Thomas Wright is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Phlebology, Missouri State Medical Association, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

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