Announcing the opening of our Brooklyn office!

Meet Dr. Thompson III, MD

Dr. Charles E. Thompson III has been working to serve the NYC metro and Long Island communities since finishing training. He is committed to helping those in need and fostering a relationship with his patients that includes, trust, compassion, and confident, courteous care. A patient’s decision to undergo weight loss surgery, or ANY surgery, is not easy. Dr. Thompson’s careful attention to his patient’s needs leads to the success his patients have in losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Charles E. Thompson

Bariatric Training

After completing his undergraduate work at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Thompson completed his medical and general surgery training at Howard University, in Washington, DC. Aside from training under and learning from nationally recognized surgeons in the field, Dr. Thompson presented surgical research at conferences and meetings around the world. Most notably, he traveled to Sydney, Australia, where his work under Dr. Clive Callender led to his invitation to speak.

It is at Howard University that Dr. Thompson cultivated a keen interest in weight loss surgery. Under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Terrence Fullum, Dr. Thompson was accepted into one of the most respected bariatric surgery programs in the country at Cleveland Clinic Florida. This program, headed by Dr. Raul Rosenthal and Dr. Samuel Szomstein is where Dr. Thompson gained advanced training in the art of bariatric surgery. His time with Drs. Rosenthal and Szomstein resulted in several published articles/abstracts/book chapters related to the treatment and management of bariatric surgery patients.

Dr. Thompson is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Thompson continues to practice surgery to the best of his abilities and to always do what is in the patient’s best interest. This is what makes Dr. Thompson the best bariatric surgeon on Long Island, NY.


At the heart of treating patients is the trust that the patient gives the surgeon providing care. It is Dr. Thompson’s belief that absolute care is best delivered with open communication, and a partnership with his patients that will all but ensure positive results, and a safe, well-informed experience. Compassion. Trust. Confident and Courteous Care. These attributes are what Clarity Surgical uses in caring for every patient who entrusts their care with us.

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Personal Side of Dr. Thompson

Dr. Thompson is the lucky husband to Morgan Thompson. Together, they have 3 young children who keep the home a place of learning, excitement, and love.