Patient resources

At Advanced Surgical Associates your comfort and well-being are our priority. We take pride in our modern, minimally-invasive techniques that effectively resolve a variety of health concerns, including gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, and diseases of the breast, with minimal downtime. Our experienced staff of compassionate and educated professionals is here to support you from your initial consultation through your recovery.

In an effort to get your visit off to a smooth start, this page provides you with many of the practice particulars for you to review ahead of time. Feel free to call our friendly office staff if you have any questions or concerns at 805 250 4428.

Patient forms

The forms below will help you get started and save time during your first visit to the office. Please download and print the relevant forms based on your procedure of interest and selected doctor, then complete these forms and fax them to (805) 730-1473 or send them by postal mail to:

Advanced Surgical Associates
520 West Junipero Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105



Fees and financing

Once you are confident you have chosen the right surgeon for you, it’s important to determine how you will finance your procedure. We work with most medical insurance carriers to help you understand your coverage for medically-necessary procedures. We can also help you determine your available financing options for elective procedures.

Travel program

It’s rare to find a surgeon who has extensive training and experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery like Dr. David Thoman. In fact he’s one of the few surgeons who offer the single-incision technique for hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, appendectomy, and LAP-BAND® surgery. It makes sense that people would travel from out of town for his services.

To begin the process from the privacy of your home computer, use our Secure Virtual Consultation to share information about your condition and goals with the doctor.

Review Accommodations & Attractions to help with planning your visit to our Santa Barbara practice. Our friendly office staff is happy to answer your questions and assist in any way possible.

Santa Barbara Airport | Car Rentals


We’d like to suggest some popular local accommodations and attractions that you and your guests might enjoy while visiting Santa Barbara from outside the area.

Nearby Accomodations

Other Hotels and Resorts