SWAT Physicians

Elbert A. (Teb) Thames, M.D.

Elbert A. (Teb) Thames, M.D.

Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Thames is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Thames brings over three decades of experience to SWAT. A graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, he has practiced in Lubbock, Texas following his residency at the University of Texas San Antonio.

Some of his most frequently performed procedures are gallbladder removal and hernia surgery, among others. He performs all aspects of general surgery, as well as thyroid surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery, and breast surgery.

In addition to his surgical duties in Lubbock, Dr. Thames provides a weekly regional general surgery clinic and performs outpatient surgery at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder, Texas.

Dr. Thames’ time-tested surgical skills make him a valuable member of SWAT Surgical Associates. Dr. Thames enjoys spending time with his family, as well as the time-honored tradition of ranching in West Texas.

Most Common Procedures:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • more

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