Thomas L. Vater, D.O.

Medical School
University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, MO
Tulsa Regional Medical Center
Tulsa, OK
Deaconess Medical Center
St. Louis, MO
Spine surgery and trauma fellowships at
University Medical Center/ University of Nevada School of Medicine
Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas L. Vater, D.O., has been in private practice as an orthopedic spine surgeon in Las Vegas since 2000. He joined Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center in 2015.

Dr. Vater is fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma surgery and has managed trauma patients at the University Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center in Las Vegas. Dr. Vater has also been involved in the training of orthopedic students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Vater was raised in Mexico City. He grew up with a bilingual education in Spanish and German and moved to the United States as a teenager. His secondary education was completed at the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then entered medical school at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO, and then completed a rotating internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma. His residency in orthopedics was completed at Deaconess Medical Center with a pediatric externship at Children’s Hospital in Denver and trauma orthopedic surgery at University Medical Center. Dr. Vater entered a trauma orthopedic fellowship at University Medical Center and subsequently completed a second fellowship in spine surgery at the same facility.

Dr. Vater’s practice currently includes the management of traumatic injuries, chronic or postsurgical deformity problems, neurologic deficits, industrial injury claims and personal injury cases. His patient base is worldwide and includes international and local entertainers including performers from several Cirque du Soleil productions.

Dr. Vater currently holds licensure in eight states - Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada and Utah.

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