Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgeon

Dr. Ralph P. Tufano, Medical Director of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery, is a world renowned thyroid and parathyroid surgeon in the Southwest Florida region. He specializes in the management of hyperparathyroidism, thyroid nodules, early, advanced and recurrent thyroid cancers, neck lymph node metastases, goiter and Graves’ disease. His expertise and novel treatment techniques for thyroid and parathyroid diseases have helped personalize treatment and improve surgical outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Dr. Tufano performs the full complement of thyroid and parathyroid surgical techniques with a focus on developing and delivering the best treatment for each patient. He and his team developed the now internationally established approach for scarless transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroid surgery.

His specialties include:

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Benign thyroid disease
  • Scarless transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
  • Endoscopic and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Thyroid nodule management
  • Nodal Metastases
  • Head and neck endocrine surgery
  • Graves’ disease
  • Goiter

American Board Certified: Otolaryngology

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo

Residency: Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

Internship: Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

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