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Dr. Keith Thomae

General Surgery
St. Louis, MO
male

Locations

Thomae Surgical / Medical Spa

St. Louis, MO

Address

3533 Dunn Road, Suite 210, St. Louis, MO, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Medicaid

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Other

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About

Bio

Most of my patients request me to be their primary care physician because of my knowledge, straight talk, reasonable options, and general skill. 28 years of medical experience as a doctor and surgeon may make me your best virtual option. I promise to serve you the best I can.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Critical Care

Gastroenterology

Hand Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Don't be scared: At your young age, this is most likely benign. There are many etiologies for this, including past trauma or pneumonia. Even, not taking a big breath... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Benign bump: This most likely is a lymph node, or an infected cyst. If you can feel it, it is in the soft tissue. Very rare to be any type of malignancy. Yes... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes / infection: Yes, you most likely have an infection. Most likely yeast, but could be bacterial. Simple tests can confirm. You will need to see a physician.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: Usually a respiratory (lung) illness. Rare to affect the skin. Stomach acid will usually kill the mold, but it can also affect your GI system.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Red from blood: Red drainage at 8 months is usually a seroma, or hematoma that finally lets loose; but if the area is warm & red, that sounds like an infection. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: Yes, more unusual area than normal, but Herpes Zoster can effect any nerve or dermatome.
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Not Uncommon: Not Uncommon, unfortunately. This is why laparoscopy is being used more and more for colectomies. For you, it is time to get the hernia evaluated an... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
CTS: Probably Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. (Median Nerve Compression) Common. I recommend getting that evaluated (nerve conduction study).
A member asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Normal: The colon (and rectum) absorb water. The stool coming out first has had more internal contact time with the colon lining, thus more water reabsorption... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Esophagitis: Most likely you are describing an infection of the esophagus, or acid reflux. Cheap solution: try an antacids 2 hours after meals, or OTC H2blockers... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Empty intestines: When one has diarrhea, most of the intestines has little left in them........This causes bile and air in the small intestine to make "cat purr" sounds... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Many factors: 6 to 7mm within diagnostic error. <1 cm overall a much better diagnosis: lots and lots of nodules are seen <1cm. 18 months is too long IF you ar... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: Veins on the penis can get larger with more masturbations (over years)........ thus, a varicocele could occur in time. Benign.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Complicated: Most likely a tight Nissen Fundoplication if you are drooling a lot. In time it should get better, however, you may need an EGD with dilitation. PPI... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
More serious ear: When the wax is starting to get black, it most likely is blood tinged. If blood is being released in any part of the external ear, or typanic membran... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Probably a hernia: Your symptoms can be classic for an early inguinal hernia (groin hernia). The abdominal sac (peritoneum) is probably starting to herniate into the sc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Straight answer: Although I am against the use of "weed" in general, no, weed will not effect wound healing in the short span. >10 years of smoking, in general, wi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
10 days: On the average (I've seen 400 of these), while it is healing, it still has an inflammatory mass for 10 days. You will feel this fullness for about 10... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
2 answers: 1. Most likely not a 2 year infection unless the mesh is infected and it drains moderate pus daily. Most likely a reaction to a hernia repair perman... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Infection: When you have pain in your teeth, and a tender lymph node; this is an infection until proven otherwise. You need antibiotics x 10 days. After 10 days,... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Full work-up needed: Change in HR to pain, besides anxiety, is not uncommon. Most people don't raise their HR >110 for any reason unless the pain was pretty impressive... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Uremic = BUN: Toxic effects of "BUN": blood uremic nitrogen levels Caused by kidney setbacks/ failure.
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes, most likely.: PTU may even have a higher chance of causing this. Some decrease can usually be seen due to a number of factors. It should be monitored. With good ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
General Rule: It's a general rule (of course not dealing with cancer), one should wait at least one year for most post-surgical final results. This is when adhesio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Condoned, but ok: As you know, this is not recommended, but it will not hurt overall if you are generally healthy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: Yes ...and, yes Without going into great detail, history, physical exam, and MRI studies should be 95% accurate. Good luck
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Stress gastritis: At your young age, living in the US, and guessing you are routinely in general good health, the most likely diagnosis is gastritis. The easiest treatm... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Likely Gallbladder: Great question: foul smelling bowel movements is a product of a change in bacteria. The most likely source is a change in the biliary system or panc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Not unless you are wrapped in ice, or underwater (and the weather is warm, but not exposed to you).
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Use what works: Every human's body responds differently to medications such as H2 blockers or PPI's: it's ok to start with omeprazole. It's ok to work up to a maxim... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Possible CTS: This may be Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, or compression on the median nerve. Yes, a splint will help. If it is not this, a splint will not hurt your cond... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Most likely not.....: No, not at age 16. Joints have very poor blood supply, and smoking does cause vascular/blood issues, but at your young age, it is mostly a non-smokin... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Not Weird: At your young age, and at a prime of hormonal changes, each person is individualized. Although unlikely a true genitalia orgasm, the sympathetic and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Very risky: Morbid obesity is your highest risk; the "20% liver" shouldn't cause too much of an issue if the anatomy stays the same. Diabetes is an associated ri... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Heat kills: The heat kills bacteria, viruses, and most fungi: each of these can hurt you through your GI tract.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Inflamed: Infected---not always Inflamed--- usually Most splinters, in time, work up and out of the skin......but it is fastest to remove it with surgical ins... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Evacuated: Follow the orders of your local police force. Sorry for the simple answer. (as high as possible on a very strong structure)
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Stretch "nerves": There are few true pain nerves to the intestines..... the intestines react to stretching or distension. You would perceive that as nausea and pain af... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes, keep taking: Yes, keep taking! BM's are good for you, besides the supplements.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Exam needed: Most likely a small umbilical hernia with omentum caught in the muscle defect (causing pain). Not urgent, unless pain gets worse. As uterus gets lar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
No: If it is not a melanoma, it is of less concern. Being dysplastic, is a pathologic concerning point, but with it's small size, I would closely watch i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
No issue: The leaky fluid is prostatic fluid---no issue. The more latter thicker fluid is the same fluid, with sperm, that has undergone some reabsorption of wa... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Fungi/Yeast: Most likely a fungi or yeast. Cab easily be treated with a "swish & swallow" anti-fungi medication. I'm glad you are getting it inspected.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
More likely....: More likely a recurrent abscess in another place. If painful, you need to see a physician within 12 hours.
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Visit ER: Unless it's a flu syndrome the family has passed to each other, I recommend taking him to the ER for evaluation and possibly IV fluids. In IL, there... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Cranberry: After a documented UTI: a one dose antibiotic, or OTC cranberry juice and lots of fluid.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Consider: Consider an umbilical (belly button) hernia. Unless you have severe abdominal pain, most likely you do not need to worry.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot doctor. My surgeon was suggesting another lancing. But since it is actively draining I wanted to see if I can wait.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
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