RFA Doctor

Dr. Ralph Tufano

Dr. Ralph Tufano


Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Clinic Name:

First Physicians Group

Contact Details:

(941) 262-0500


Doctor's Bio:

Dr. Tufano specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery including the management of hyperparathyroidism, thyroid nodules, early, advanced and recurrent thyroid cancer, neck lymph node metastases, goiter and Graves’ disease. His expertise and novel treatment techniques have helped personalize treatment and improve surgical outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Dr. Tufano works collaboratively with community endocrinologists, primary care physicians and otolaryngologists to ensure patients receive comprehensive evaluations, advanced testing, coordinated care, and if necessary, innovative surgical treatment.

His specialties include:

●Scarless transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
●Endoscopic and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery
●Minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules
●Benign thyroid and parathyroid diseases
●Thyroid nodule management
●Head and neck endocrine surgery
●Graves’ Disease
●Goiters and enlarged thyroid glands

Professional Education:

•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

Board Certifications:

American Board Certified: Otolaryngology