The medical directors of Tampa General Hospital’s Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute are Doctor Douglas E. Politz and Doctor José A. Lopez. Dr. Politz and Dr. Lopez are two of the world’s most experienced, skilled and personable parathyroid and thyroid surgeons operating in the world today. They offer minimally invasive procedures, impressive cure rates and patient-focused practices.
As skilled specialists with several decades of combined experience, Drs. Politz and Lopez have set themselves apart from other parathyroid and thyroid doctors in unique ways. For example, they:
- Offer no extra fee consultations, in person and virtually – there are no extra fees!
- Quickly identify and assess all four parathyroid glands to ensure all parathyroid tumors are removed and healthy tissue is left behind during surgery
- Avoid unnecessary and expensive tests and scans that add little to the diagnosis and treatment of parathyroid and thyroid disease
- Perform minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid procedures on an outpatient basis that are fast, require only a small incision and allow patients to return home the same day in most cases
Douglas E. Politz, MD, FASC, FACE, is one of the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the world, having performed over 8,500 parathyroidectomies. He has dedicated his career to parathyroid disease, combining enormous experience with superior knowledge and skill to compliment his warm, engaging manner. Having seen the simplest and the most challenging parathyroid disease scenarios, Dr. Politz welcomes patients who have been diagnosed for the first time and those with prior attempts at surgical cure. Patients whose parathyroid disease is associated with thyroid cancer or kidney disease also benefit from his decades of experience. Dr. Politz has helped refine advanced techniques of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy used to quickly identify the four parathyroid glands in surgery. He has examined over 25,000 parathyroid glands and has helped train the most experienced handful of parathyroid surgeons worldwide who have followed him in this field. Dr. Politz has operated on patients from every U.S. state and multiple continents.
José A. Lopez, MD, FASC, is one of the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the world today, having performed over 5,000 parathyroidectomies. He has dedicated the last 10 years of his career to the exclusive pursuit of parathyroid disease with particular focus on patients whose disease is complicated by scar tissue from prior surgeries and patients with coexisting thyroid tumors. Known for his exceptional surgical skill, Dr. Lopez has helped perfect the advanced techniques of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy used to quickly identify the four parathyroid glands in surgery. He has examined over 20,000 parathyroid glands and has helped train the most experienced handful of parathyroid surgeons worldwide who have followed him in this field. Dr. Lopez has operated on patients from nearly every U. S. state and multiple continents.