Meet Dr. Tufano

Ralph P. Tufano, MD, FACS

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

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, who 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

Make a New Referral Appointment

For more information or assistance with a new referral appointment with Dr. Tufano:

Please call: +1 (941) 262-0500. You can also use the email form below.


Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Education: State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Internship & Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Professional Affiliation: American Thyroid Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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