Thomas Swope, M.D.

Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore
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Thomas J. Swope, M.D., serves as the Director of Mercy’s Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and has pioneered single incision surgery for many conditions. Dr. Swope performs robotic surgery for hernia repair and gallbladder removal using the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical system and has earned EpiCenter status for his expertise in hernia repair.

Minimally invasive surgical procedures have become a popular alternative to traditional surgery. They can offer patients a number of benefits including reduced hospital stays, minimal surgical scarring and quicker recoveries.

Not all conditions are treatable with minimally invasive surgical procedures yet, but the list continues to grow.  Dr. Swope has significant training and experience in laparoscopic surgical procedures and treats many conditions, including:

Top Doc in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recognized as a leader in alternate surgical treatment options, Dr. Swope has been named a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine numerous times and has consistently been voted one of the “Top Doctors in America” as featured in the Guide to Top Doctors. He instructs other physicians at the University of Maryland and is recognized for his advanced surgical skills.

As a highly skilled surgeon with an expertise in minimally invasive surgical procedures, Dr. Swope’s patients also appreciate their one-on-one time with him. He listens calmly to every question and makes sure his patients are confident about their care. His patients have described him as calming and reassuring.

Education & Fellowships
  • Post Graduate General Surgery Training - St. Louis University, Health Sciences Center, Emphasis in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Medical Degree - St. Louis University School of Medicine
Patient Stories
Mercy Medical Center Patient


Krista had robotic gallbladder surgery after learning she had gallbladder disease.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore


After her pancreatitis flares up a patient gains new hope from her team of doctors at Mercy.

Associations & Memberships
  • American Board of Surgery, Diplomat
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • Maryland State Medical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Research & Foundation