Healthy for the Holidays with Dr. Steven Thomas
Dr. Steven Thomas and his family recently relocated to Murfreesboro with a greater purpose and commitment to the community, which has luckily also been great for he and his family personally. As he states, “From the beginning, we were really looking forward to moving to Murfreesboro and the region, and bringing a brand new service—vascular and interventional radiology—that wasn’t available here. Plus, my wife’s family lives in Chapel Hill so we were closer to that part of our family, and this area is a great place for families and children. We’re loving it already!”
Betty Wilson has lived in Rutherford County all her life. She had been struggling with her legs “feeling heavy” for a while, especially when she walked a lot.
After seeing Dr. Steven Thomas at Murfreesboro Vascular & Interventional (MVI), and having a procedure performed in both legs, “the problem is solved, and my legs feel so much lighter,” she said.
Dr. Thomas performed a procedure on one of Mrs. Wilson’s legs to close a dysfunctional vein that routes blood from the foot to the groin.
She felt so good she went back a few weeks later to have her other leg done.
“I just thought it was part of the aging process, and I had to learn to live with it,” she said. “I’m so glad I saw him, because he solved the problem.”
Brand new to Murfreesboro and southern Middle Tennessee, Dr. Steven Thomas, his wife Sabrina, and their three children moved to Murfreesboro this summer from Jackson, TN. Dr. Thomas sees patients at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and at his clinic, Murfreesboro Vascular & Interventional, in the Seton Building next door to the hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Advanced Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
“We can take care of patients who have tired legs, or heavy-feeling or swollen legs, or even just varicose veins that aren’t problematic but are unsightly,” Dr. Thomas said. “These procedures are almost always outpatient, and our patients are back to their normal routines within one or two days.” The minimally invasive techniques he uses represent an advance in medicine that often replaces open surgical procedures, making the experience generally easier for the patient because smaller incisions are involved, leading to decreased risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time. Dr. Thomas emphasizes patient education, offering patients clear explanations of their diagnosis and a treatment plan.
“He is such a friendly person,” Mrs. Wilson said. “He makes you feel at ease, is very knowledgeable, and explains everything as he does it which is very reassuring. It makes you feel like everything’s going to be fine. My daughter says he has a calming presence.”
If a procedure is ultimately recommended for a patient, Dr. Thomas uses the sophisticated, office-based equipment in his Seton Building office or in his newly built interventional suite at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Mrs. Evelyn Lee had been going to the Wound Care Center at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for approximately eight months for treatment of ulcers on her legs caused by diabetes. She had been struggling for some time before Dr. Thomas performed a procedure that opened the arteries in her legs for increased blood flow and healing.
She was very pleased that she didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital; the procedure was outpatient and only lasted a little more than an hour.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” Mrs. Lee, a lifelong resident of Smyrna, said. “It was wonderful. I can’t say enough how good they were, how knowledgeable they were, and how they explained to me exactly what they were going to do from the very beginning. I could tell he really wanted to help me, and he has so much expertise.”
Dr. Thomas treats all types of vascular diseases and problems, including:
- Varicose Veins and Spider Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Treatment
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Uterine Fibroids and Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
- Vertebral Compression Fractures
- Minimally Invasive Treatment of Cancer
Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed a transitional year internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, followed by a Radiology Residency at the University of Mississippi and a Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the University of Virginia.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Thomas with questions at 615.396.4282 or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The website, murfreesborovascular.com, has lots of information on vascular disease and treatments. Please like Murfreesboro Vascular & Interventional’s Facebook Page at