Official Doctor of the US Olympic Water Polo Team
and USA Taekwondo

Walter A. Thomas MD

Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine
USA Water Polo TeamUSA Taekwondo

Orthopedic Surgeon - Serving Santa Barbara

"It has been our pleasure to help people from as far away as the Santa Barbara area. Seventy miles is not far to go to for the specialized orthopedic help you seek."

Summary of our Practice

Dr. Thomas is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Our state-of-the-art, on-site diagnostic tools — including digital x-rays, MRI imaging, and ultrasound — offer you convenience when you need it most.

Among our treatment options for knee, hip and shoulder issues are:

  • Physical therapy¬†and strengthening / conditioning
  • Selective injections, such as cortisone
  • Platelet rich plasma
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Santa Barbara offers so many amazing opportunities for recreation and athleticism, it would be a shame to let injuries or age-related issues keep you from performing at your peak.

When you are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon in Santa Barbara, and you need someone who specializes in sports medicine or arthroscopic surgery, please consider a consultation with Dr. Thomas — it will be well worth the drive.

Dr. Walter Thomas earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He has trained with some of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in the country, and has an extensive sports medicine background, including serving as Orthopedic Consultant for the San Diego Padres and Team USA Waterpolo.