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The TGH Thyroid & Parathyroid Institute specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Tampa General Hospital is also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals and highest ranked in Florida for Ear, Nose & Throat.

More parathyroid operations have been performed at Tampa General than at any other hospital in the world.

 World-Renowned Parathyroid Surgeons

Our renowned parathyroid surgeons, Dr. Douglas Politz and Dr. José Lopez, are the two most experienced parathyroid surgeons operating in the world today, with a combined 25 years of experience and over 13,000 parathyroidectomies performed. They have dedicated their careers to parathyroid disease, combining this experience with superior knowledge and skill, complemented by their warm, engaging manner.

Through their commitment to a personalized patient experience, they have received dozens of awards including Patients’ Choice Awards, Compassionate Doctor Awards, and Top Doctors Awards. They are co-authors of the largest study of parathyroid patients published in the medical literature (over 20,000).

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 What Makes Our Institute Special?

Our institute is dedicated solely to parathyroid and thyroid patients, which means our team is highly experienced in all facets of diagnostic testing and treatment. For example, our surgeons have performed more than 35,000 individual parathyroid gland examinations and are world leaders in their field, training the most experienced handful of parathyroid surgeons who have followed them in the field. Patients from all areas of the United States and the world have come to the TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute to receive the care they need from experienced physicians who can properly diagnose and treat their conditions.

About 30% of parathyroid patients also have issues with their thyroid. Our surgeons have gained expertise in treating these thyroid conditions through their 30 years of experience. Patients from all areas of the United States and the world have come to the TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute to receive the care they need from experienced physicians who can properly diagnose and treat their conditions.

"I live right down the street from UCLA, but the best parathyroid surgeons were in Tampa.
- Laura Trotter, Parathyroid Patient