General Surgery

Watson Clinic’s general surgery team performs a comprehensive catalog of surgical procedures, from treatments for routine ailments to complex cancer-related operations.  

These treatments include:  
  • gallstone procedures
  • hernia repairs
  • thyroid cysts
  • hiatal hernia
  • surgical treatments for cancers of the colon, skin, stomach, liver, pancreas and breast
  • appendix removals and disorder treatments
  • minimally-invasive splenectomies, parathyroid surgery, thyroid surgery, liver resections and pancreatic surgery
  • laprosopic and minimally-invasive procedures utilizing the latest technologies. 
Dr. Thomas Moskal is the first specialist in Lakeland to perform gallbladder removal procedures utilizing only a single 1-inch incision. Performed with robotic surgery technologies, the procedure inspires a shorter hospital stay, a significantly faster recovery time, and a virtually scar-free result.

In addition to receiving outside referrals, the general surgery team collaborates closely with physicians throughout Watson Clinic and Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, ensuring a smooth continuity of care for the patient.

General Surgery Physicians:

Thomas L. Moskal, MD, FACS, FSSO
Thomas L. Moskal, MD, FACS, FSSO
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, General Surgery; Chief Resident
  • Research Fellowship: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Surgical Oncology
  • Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, Surgical Oncology
  • Board-certified: Surgery
  • Member: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society

Jack Thigpen, Jr., MD
Jack Thigpen, Jr., MD
  • Medical School: University of Miami, Miami, FL, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, General Surgery
  • Member: Fellow, Southeastern Surgical Congress; American College of Surgeons; Polk County Medical Association; Florida Medical Society; Florida Association of General Surgeons; Southeastern Surgical Congress; American College of Surgeons; Association of Academic Surgery


Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-680-7486 for additional information.