Hot Topics in Endocrine Surgery

Session Description

Controversies in various areas of endocrine surgery persist. This case-based panel discussion will focus on several of these hot topic areas, including: primary hyperparathyroidism: who to operate on and what approach; thyroid nodules and cancer: when to re-operate and extent of surgery; and adrenal tumors: when to operate and with what approach.

Moderator: Michael W. Yeh, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA

Co-Moderator: Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, FACE, Boston, MA


What Imaging Studies to Get and What to Do When They Are Negative
David C. Shonka, MD, FACS, Charlottesville, VA

Managing Variants of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Normocalcemic and Normohormonal Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Carrie C. Lubitz, MD, FACS, Boston, MA

Evaluating the Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography (PTC) Patient to Determine Extent of Surgery—When a Lobe, When a Total, and When Invasive Disease Requires Cartilage Resection
Joseph Scharpf, MD, FACS, Chagrin Falls, OH

Managing Small Thyroid Cancer Recurrences: When to Operate, When to Observe
Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc, Los Angeles, CA

Should Adrenal Surgery Be Regionalized?
Maureen M. Tedesco, MD, FACS, Santa Clara, CA

Through the Front or through the Back: Optimal Approaches for Endoscopic Adrenalectomy
James A. Lee, MD, FACS, New York, NY

Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Advisory Council for General Surgery

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
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Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Angela M. Leung, MD, MSc - American Thyroid Association: Honoraria: Editorial board; ScientiaCME: Honorarium: Preparation of a CME program; Eastern Research Group: Honorarium: Consulting; FivePrime Therapeutics: Honorarium: Consulting; Medical Education Resources: Honoraria: Speakers bureau; Medscape: Honoraria: Writer
Carrie C. Lubitz MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
David C. Shonka MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Gregory W. Randolph MD, FACS, FACE - Nothing to Disclose
James A. Lee, MD, FACS - Collectedmed: Equity: Founder; Medscape: Honorarium: Advisory Board; Summus: Honorarium: Advisory Board
Joseph Scharpf MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Maureen M. Tedesco MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Michael W. Yeh MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure


Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
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