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About Dr. Thomas M Vara

Dr. Thomas M Vara, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbus, OH. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Vara has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

42 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas M Vara is Great. Dr. Thomas M Vara has been rated by 42 patients. From those 42 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas M Vara is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Metropolitan Surgery Inc

6075 E Broad St Ste 2
Columbus, OH 43213
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Specialties

Dr. Thomas M Vara has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Expertise

    1 Expertise

  • Surgery

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Reviews

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Excellent Ethical Doctor

I just had my second surgery by Dr. Vara. One surgery was an appendectomy and the other was removal of a tumor from my breast. I trust this doctor with my life. He is a skilled surgeon and a good man .

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Do NOT trust this surgeon

Vara did a horrible job on a simple hernia repair. First off, I got NO pain medication before surgery other than liquid tylenol and liquid ibprofin which burned like heck in my arm. The nurse could have cared less. He should have repaired a hernia on the one side, instead he cut me right through the middle of my stomach and sewed up both sides somehow causing severe pain on the opposite side. Which makes no sense at all to me unless he messed something up which im convinced he did since im still in pain and its been months since surgery. He refused to give me any pain medication other than Norco even though I have a low tolerance to pain. He also regused to use mesh on my hernia like I had asked him to and then had the balls to say well if my "nip tuck" methed doesnt work we can always go back in and add a piece of mesh. Are you freaking kidding me?! I had several follow up appointments and he kept saying the same thing, it will heal it will get better. No sir, it did not get better. He will feed you his bs and send you on your way not giving two hoots about your well being.

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Uncomfortable from step one!

I'm going to echo another reviewer and say how uncomfortable I felt in this office due to emphasis on wanting your MONEY. nothing like filling out your info on a Tablet, of which they have several to "eliminate paperwork" when it seems clear that it's the patients paying for this technology. They even do you the favor of having a credit card reader attached to your sign-in tablet so you can pay Immediately and never have to interact with a human being. Not to mention that Dr Vara himself gave me the absolute creeps. Never going back there again!

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Five Stars

Dr. Vara was outstanding to diagnose and treat my serious gallbladder condition. Even on Thanksgiving day. I truly appreciate it. His follow up during my 10 days in the hospital was outstandinghe also had a great time after surgery and taking care of me when I worried about what had gone on.

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Great surgeon!

Dr. Vara is extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate. Although gallbladder removals are routine for surgeons, it was still an important and scary thing for me, the patient. He explained everything, answered all of my questions, and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. The staff and others involved in my care at the hospital were great as well. Highly recommend!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2009, 2015, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Mt Carmel Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas M Vara accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Metropolitan Surgery Inc, 6075 E Broad St Ste 2, Columbus, OH
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