Dr. Toomey arrived in Bradenton in 2015 after completing his surgical training. He is originally from Hagerstown, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University in 2004 majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He did his General Surgery training at the University of South Florida and is fellowship trained in Hepatopancreatobiliary & Foregut Advanced Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery. He completed his fellowship in 2013 at Florida Hospital Tampa.
Dr. Toomey is a board-certified General Surgeon and an academician at heart, with 21 publications and 37 national/regional presentations. He did a research fellowship from 2011-2012 at the Moffitt Cancer Center, focusing on cancer immunology for melanoma and pancreatic cancer. He is married to Dr. Karen Matta-Toomey, an Obstetrician & Gynecologist at West Coast Ob/Gyn in Bradenton, Fl and has two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Riva Das is a board-certified General Surgeon whose clinical interests include diseases of the colon and rectum with a focus on robotic operations. She is a world traveler and global health advocate. She has served mission trips in several countries including Ecuador, India, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic to make advanced minimally invasive techniques accessible to underserved areas. Outside of her passion for practicing medicine, she enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, and playing the violin. She has also joined a number of community orchestras over the years. She resides in Lakewood Ranch and loves spending time with her dog Loki.
Dr. Das is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan. She graduated from Duke University in 2008 with a degree in Chemistry and minors in German and Biology. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in 2012. She completed her General Surgery training at Abington Jefferson Health outside of Philadelphia in Abington, Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her surgical residency, she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery with the Colon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando/Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida, prior to joining her current practice at Florida Surgical Specialists.
Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site(LESS) Cholecystectomy with Epidural Anesthesia – Presented in Las Vegas Sept 2014 at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting; Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery Annual Meeting & Endo Expo.
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site (LESS) Toupet Fundoplication – Presented in Las Vegas Sept 2014 at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting; Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery Annual Meeting & Endo Expo. *Best General Surgery Video by a Resident at MIS Week 2014 *Honorable Mention for the Carl J. Levinson Award for Best Video at MIS Week 2014