Ralph P Tufano

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19992020

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2020

Does Tumor Size Affect Surgical Outcomes of Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy for Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma? A Retrospective Cohort Study

Tai, D. K. C., Kim, H. Y., Park, D., Russell, J. O., Tufano, R. P. & Kandil, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of surgical oncology.

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Drain placement in thyroidectomy is associated with longer hospital stay without preventing hematoma

Maroun, C. A., El Asmar, M., Park, S. J., El Asmar, M. L., Zhu, G., Gourin, C. G., Fakhry, C., Dhillon, V., Tufano, R. P., Russell, J. O. & Mandal, R., May 1 2020, In : Laryngoscope. 130, 5, p. 1349-1356 8 p.

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Executive Summary of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines for the Definitive Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease in Adults

Patel, K. N., Yip, L., Lubitz, C. C., Grubbs, E. G., Miller, B. S., Shen, W., Angelos, P., Chen, H., Doherty, G. M., Fahey, T. J., Kebebew, E., Livolsi, V. A., Perrier, N. D., Sipos, J. A., Sosa, J. A., Steward, D., Tufano, R. P., McHenry, C. R. & Carty, S. E., Mar 1 2020, In : Annals of surgery. 271, 3, p. 399-410 12 p.

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Open Access

Institutional experience of 200 consecutive papillary thyroid carcinoma patients in transoral robotic thyroidectomy surgeries

Park, D., Kim, H. Y., Kim, H. K., You, J. Y., Dionigi, G., Russell, J. O. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Obesity May Not Affect Outcomes of Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy: Subset Analysis of 304 Patients

Tai, D. K. C., Kim, H. Y., Park, D., You, J., Kim, H. K., Russell, J. O. & Tufano, R. P., May 1 2020, In : Laryngoscope. 130, 5, p. 1343-1348 6 p.

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Presentation and Outcomes of Elderly Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Surgeries: A National Perspective

Al-Qurayshi, Z., Sullivan, C. B., Schwalje, A., Walsh, J., Bayon, R., Tufano, R. & Kandil, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States).

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Thyroid cancer histological subtypes based on tumor size: National perspective

Al-Qurayshi, Z., Foggia, M. J., Pagedar, N., Lee, G. S., Tufano, R. & Kandil, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Transoral robotic thyroidectomy versus conventional open thyroidectomy: comparative analysis of surgical outcomes using propensity score matching

You, J. Y., Kim, H. Y., Park, D. W., Yang, H. W., Kim, H. K., Dionigi, G. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Surgical endoscopy.

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Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation Versus Surgery for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: Results of over 5 Years' Follow-Up

Zhang, M., Tufano, R. P., Russell, J. O., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Qiao, Z. & Luo, Y., Mar 2020, In : Thyroid. 30, 3, p. 408-417 10 p.

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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma in the US

Al-Qurayshi, Z., Nilubol, N., Tufano, R. P. & Kandil, E., Apr 2020, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 230, 4, p. 484-491 8 p.

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2019

Classifying pain in transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy

Zhang, D., Caruso, E., Sun, H., Anuwong, A., Tufano, R. P., Materazzi, G., Dionigi, G. & Kim, H. Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of endocrinological investigation.

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Comparison of hypocalcemia rates between LigaSure and clamp-and-tie hemostatic technique in total thyroidectomies

Chiang, F. Y., Lee, K. D., Tae, K., Tufano, R. P., Wu, C. W., Lu, I. C., Chang, P. Y., Lin, Y. C. & Huang, T. Y., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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How does neural monitoring help during thyroid sugery for Graves’ disease?

Zhou, L., Dionigi, G., Pontin, A., Pino, A., Caruso, E., Wu, C. W., Sun, H., Tufano, R. P. & Kim, H. Y., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. 15, p. 6-11 6 p.

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Patient Eligibility for Transoral Endocrine Surgery Procedures in the United States

Grogan, R. H., Suh, I., Chomsky-Higgins, K., Alsafran, S., Vasiliou, E., Razavi, C. R., Chen, L. W., Tufano, R. P., Duh, Q. Y., Angelos, P. & Russell, J., May 3 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 5, p. e194829

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Open Access

Remote-Access Thyroidectomy: A Multi-Institutional North American Experience with Transaxillary, Robotic Facelift, and Transoral Endoscopic Vestibular Approaches

Russell, J. O., Razavi, C. R., Garstka, M. E., Chen, L. W., Vasiliou, E., Kang, S. W., Tufano, R. P. & Kandil, E., Apr 2019, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 228, 4, p. 516-522 7 p.

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Successful radiofrequency ablation strategies for benign thyroid nodules

Lee, G. M., You, J. Y., Kim, H. Y., Chai, Y. J., Kim, H. K., Dionigi, G. & Tufano, R. P., May 15 2019, In : Endocrine. 64, 2, p. 316-321 6 p.

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Transoral neck surgery prevents attentional bias towards the neck compared to open neck surgery

Liao, D., Ishii, L. E., Chen, L. W., Chen, J., Juarez, M., Darrach, H. M., Kumar, A. R., Russell, J. O., Tufano, R. P. & Ishii, M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

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Transoral robotic thyroidectomy on two human cadavers using the Intuitive da Vinci single port robotic surgical system and CO2 insufflation: Preclinical feasibility study

Park, D., Shaear, M., Chen, Y. H., Russell, J., Kim, H. Y. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy Versus Conventional Open Thyroidectomy: Comparative Analysis of Surgical Outcomes in Thyroid Malignancies

You, J. Y., Kim, H. Y., Chai, Y. J., Kim, H. K., Anuwong, A., Tufano, R. P. & Dionigi, G., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 29, 6, p. 796-800 5 p.

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2018

A comparison study of the transoral and bilateral axillo-breast approaches in robotic thyroidectomy

Kim, W. W., Lee, J., Jung, J. H., Park, H. Y., Tufano, R. P. & Kim, H. Y., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Surgical Oncology.

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American thyroid association guidelines and statements: Past, present, and future

Sawka, A. M., Carty, S. E., Haugen, B. R., Hennessey, J. V., Kopp, P. A., Pearce, E. N., Sosa, J. A., Tufano, R. P. & Jonklaas, J., Jun 2018, In : Thyroid. 28, 6, p. 692-706 15 p.

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Anterior cervical incision-sparing thyroidectomy: Comparing retroauricular and transoral approaches

Russell, J., Razavi, C. R., Al Khadem, M. G., Lopez, M., Saraf, S., Prescott, J. D., Starmer, H. M., Richmon, J. D. & Tufano, R. P., Oct 1 2018, In : Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology. 3, 5, p. 409-414 6 p.

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Are preoperative sestamibi scans useful for identifying ectopic parathyroid glands in patients with expected multigland parathyroid disease?

Karipineni, F., Sahli, Z., Somervell, H., Mathur, A., Prescott, J. D., Tufano, R. P. & Zeiger, M. A., Jan 1 2018, In : Surgery (United States). 163, 1, p. 35-41 7 p.

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Association Between Age and Patient-Reported Changes in Voice and Swallowing After Thyroidectomy

Sahli, Z., Canner, J. K., Najjar, O., Schneider, E. B., Prescott, J. D., Russell, J., Tufano, R. P., Zeiger, M. A. & Mathur, A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

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Completion thyroidectomy via the transoral endoscopic vestibular approach

Razavi, C. R., Tufano, R. P. & Russell, J. O., Aug 1 2018, In : Gland Surgery. 7, p. S77-S79

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Early experience of transoral thyroidectomy: Comparison of robotic and endoscopic procedures

Tae, K., Lee, D. W., Song, C. M., Ji, Y. B., Park, J. H., Kim, D. S. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Early outcomes in transoral vestibular thyroidectomy: Robotic versus endoscopic techniques

Razavi, C. R., Khadem, M. G. A., Fondong, A., Clark, J., Richmon, J. D., Tufano, R. P. & Russell, J., Oct 1 2018, In : Head and Neck. 40, 10, p. 2246-2253 8 p.

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Learning Curve for Transoral Endoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy

Razavi, C. R., Vasiliou, E., Tufano, R. P. & Russell, J. O., Oct 1 2018, In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States). 159, 4, p. 625-629 5 p.

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Letter to the Editor regarding “Carbon dioxide embolism during transoral robotic thyroidectomy: A case report”

Russell, J., Vasiliou, E., Razavi, C. R., Prescott, J. D. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Surgical Management of Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and the Impact of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing on Outcome

Trinh, G., Rettig, E., Noureldine, S. I., Russell, J., Agrawal, N., Mathur, A., Prescott, J. D., Zeiger, M. A. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States).

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Thyroidectomy in patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery

Goldenberg, D., Ferris, R. L., Shindo, M. L., Shaha, A., Stack, B. & Tufano, R. P., Jun 2018, In : Head and Neck. 40, 6, p. 1237-1244 8 p.

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Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy: Comparison of Surgical Outcomes between the da Vinci Xi and Si

Kim, H. K., Kim, H. Y., Chai, Y. J., Dionigi, G., Berber, E. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques.

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Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Perioperative Outcomes of 100 Consecutive Patients

Kim, H. K., Chai, Y. J., Dionigi, G., Berber, E., Tufano, R. P. & Kim, H. Y., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : World Journal of Surgery.

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2017

Characterizing the operative findings and utility of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) monitoring in patients with normal baseline IOPTH and normohormonal primary hyperparathyroidism

Trinh, G., Noureldine, S. I., Russell, J., Agrawal, N., Lopez, M., Prescott, J. D., Zeiger, M. A. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2017, In : Surgery. 161, 1, p. 78-86 9 p.

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Comparative analysis of 2 robotic thyroidectomy procedures: Transoral versus bilateral axillo-breast approach

Chai, Y. J., Kim, H. Y., Kim, H. K., Jun, S. H., Dionigi, G., Anuwong, A., Richmon, J. D. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

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Indications and extent of central neck dissection for papillary thyroid cancer: An American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement

Agrawal, N., Evasovich, M. R., Kandil, E., Noureldine, S. I., Felger, E. A., Tufano, R. P., Kraus, D. H., Orloff, L. A., Grogan, R., Angelos, P., Stack, B. C., McIver, B. & Randolph, G. W., Jul 1 2017, In : Head and Neck. 39, 7, p. 1269-1279 11 p.

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Intraoperative PTH May Not Be Necessary in the Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Even with Only One Positive or Only Indeterminate Preoperative Localization Studies

Najafian, A., Kahan, S., Olson, M. T., Tufano, R. P. & Zeiger, M. A., Feb 21 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : World Journal of Surgery. p. 1-6 6 p.

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Online and call center referral for endocrine surgical pathology within institutions

Dhillon, V., Al Khadem, M. G., Tufano, R. P. & Russell, J., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

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Postoperative IPTH compared with IPTH gradient as predictors of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia

Al Khadem, M. G., Rettig, E. M., Dhillon, V., Russell, J. & Tufano, R. P., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

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Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury with incomplete loss of electromyography signal during monitored thyroidectomy—evaluation and outcome

Wu, C. W., Hao, M., Tian, M., Dionigi, G., Tufano, R. P., Kim, H. Y., Jung, K. Y., Liu, X., Sun, H., Lu, I. C., Chang, P. Y. & Chiang, F. Y., Jun 1 2017, In : Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery. 402, 4, p. 691-699 9 p.

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Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA): From A to Z

Dionigi, G., Lavazza, M., Bacuzzi, A., Inversini, D., Pappalardo, V., Tufano, R. P., Kim, H. Y. & Anuwong, A., Feb 7 2017, In : Surgical technology international. 30, p. 103-112 10 p.

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Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via a vestibular approach: why and how?

Dionigi, G., Chai, Y. J., Tufano, R. P., Anuwong, A. & Kim, H. Y., Oct 16 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Endocrine. p. 1-5 5 p.

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Transoral robotic thyroidectomy: a preclinical feasibility study using the da Vinci Xi platform

Russell, J., Noureldine, S. I., Al Khadem, M. G., Chaudhary, H. A., Day, A. T., Kim, H. Y., Tufano, R. P. & Richmon, J. D., Feb 2 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Robotic Surgery. p. 1-6 6 p.

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Transoral thyroidectomy: advantages and limitations

Dionigi, G., Tufano, R. P., Russell, J., Kim, H. Y., Piantanida, E. & Anuwong, A., Apr 21 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. p. 1-5 5 p.

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Transoral thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy – A North American series of robotic and endoscopic transoral approaches to the central neck

Russell, J., Clark, J., Noureldine, S. I., Anuwong, A., Al Khademh, M. G., Yub Kim, H., Dhillon, V., Dionigi, G., Tufano, R. P. & Richmon, J. D., Aug 1 2017, In : Oral Oncology. 71, p. 75-80 6 p.

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Utility of preoperative fine needle aspiration in parotid lesions

Eytan, D. F., Yin, L. X., Maleki, Z., Koch, W. M., Tufano, R. P., Eisele, D. W., Boahene, D. O., Fakhry, C., Bishop, J. A., Westra, W. H. & Gourin, C., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

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2016

Assessment of vocal fold function using transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography and flexible laryngoscopy

Kandil, E., Deniwar, A., Noureldine, S. I., Hammad, A. Y., Mohamed, H., Al-Qurayshi, Z. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 2016, In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 142, 1, p. 74-78 5 p.

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