Richard Bevan-Thomas, MD

"Knowing that I can make a difference in patients’ lives makes me want to go to work each day."

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5005 S Cooper St. Suite 250, Arlington, TX 76017

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“Meeting Dr. Bevan-Thomas, I felt total confidence that I was with the best of the best. He gave me all my options and helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I had a very aggressive prostate cancer (Gleason 9). I feel like this man saved my life! He removed it all and I have been cancer free for the last 3 years.”

Don V.

Dr. Bevin-Thomas has an amazing approach to medicine. He has a holistic approach to treatments and really cares about his patients. Shows empathy, dedication and does not push pharmaceutical treatments on you. He looks at all the factors of your issue and promoted proper nutrition, weight management and living a healthy life style. Love his willingness to invest time in my health.”

John S.

“Dr. Bevan-Thomas is one of the good guys! I work in the medical field and all doctors are not the same. He cares about his patients, but what separates him is that he cares for them as a person. That is very rare. He listens to his patients. He will always be my doctor no matter where I live.”

Corey W.

“Dr. Bevan-Thomas truly "gets it" when it comes to patient care. Literally explains things to me on my level and doesn't go over my head with doctor lingo. His staff are simply awesome and I would highly recommend his practice to anyone.”

Jason S.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Bevan-Thomas has been helping men overcome prostate cancer.

“Knowing that I can make a difference in their lives makes me want to go to work each day,” he says. “It’s scary when you get diagnosed with cancer. Understanding makes a huge difference, so I begin by telling each man the entire story about prostate cancer, then I individualize it so it becomes a story about his cancer. I’m not here to whisk men off to surgery. I’m here to help them understand their prostate cancer and treatment options. When a man walks out my door, I want him to know he has a game plan—whether he has terrible cancer or low-grade cancer. I think that gives men a lot of peace of mind.”

One of the first physicians to perform robotic surgery when it was introduced in the United States in 2002, Dr. Bevan-Thomas remains one of the nation’s most experienced surgeons in minimally invasive robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy using the da Vinci® Surgical System. As a founder of Urology Partners, he is committed to providing exceptional patient care and surgical outcomes.

He worries when he hears media reports that misrepresent the nature of prostate cancer or discourage screening. “Knowledge is power,” Dr. Bevan-Thomas says. “It concerns me when news outlets say, ‘Don’t get your PSA drawn’ and ‘Nobody dies of prostate cancer.’ It’s an unfortunate statistic, but roughly 28,000 men die from prostate cancer every year. I’ve had many patients die from prostate cancer—patients who didn’t come to me early enough, and that’s heart-wrenching. Those are the ones I lose sleep over. But on the flip side, I’ve had men come in who’ve had low PSAs and said, ‘My doctor told me not to worry about a PSA test, but I’ve decided to get one,’ and we found that they had a higher-grade prostate cancer. Those are the guys who realized they needed to take their health into their own hands and our team was able to cure them from a lethal disease.”

Fondly known as Dr. BT to his patients and their families, Dr. Bevan-Thomas credits his lifelong love for science and medicine to his physician parents, an orthopedic surgeon and anesthesiologist. A graduate of Duke University, he completed both his master’s in anatomy preparatory program and medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in urologic surgery at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. He’s been honored with the prestigious Pfizer Scholar in Urology and Gerald G. Murphy Scholar in Urology awards.

When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Bevan-Thomas plays jazz piano and competes and teaches Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu. He lives in Southlake with his wife and three children.

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