Although Dr. Thomas Schussler has 20 years of experience as a physician, he still remembers the person who inspired him to become a gastroenterologist. As an undergraduate student in microbiology, he had a mentor who was diagnosed with colon cancer. Through the course of his battle, Dr. Schussler learned much about colon cancer and preventable disease. He values the opportunity to help people live better.
Today Dr. Schussler focuses on general gastroenterology, diagnosing and treating problems of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. He performs endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. He is particularly interested in the nutritional aspect of GI disorders and believes in working on lifestyle changes to address many issues, rather than relying on medications and/or surgery. He puts his patients at ease by creating a caring and comfortable environment. He also likes to provide easy-to-understand information about conditions and treatments to improve quality of care and ultimately quality of life.
A native of Muncie, IN, Dr. Schussler and his wife, a dentist, live in Waynesville. They have two daughters and three adorable dogs. He enjoys investing, music, gardening, swimming and tennis. He was once a ranked junior USTA player. He also loves building projects with Legos.