Ralph P Tufano

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19992020
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2020

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Propensity Score
Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Endoscopic Hemostasis
Seroma
2019

Association of Hypocalcemia and Magnesium Disorders with Thyroidectomy in Commercially Insured Patients

Liu, R. H., Razavi, C. R., Chang, H. Y., Tufano, R. P., Eisele, D. W., Gourin, C. G. & Russell, J. O., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypocalcemia
Thyroidectomy
Magnesium
Odds Ratio
Costs and Cost Analysis

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Visual Analog Scale
Pain
Pain Measurement
Chin

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hemostatic Techniques
Hypocalcemia
Thyroidectomy
Jaw
Calcium

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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Hematoma
Length of Stay
Laryngoscopes
Quality Improvement

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Graves Disease
Thyroid Gland
Thyroidectomy
Control Groups

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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Obesity
Thyroid Gland
Body Mass Index

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Thyroid Gland
Neck Dissection
Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Neck
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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

Russell, J., Razavi, C. R., Garstka, M. E., Chen, L. W., Vasiliou, E., Kang, S. W., Tufano, R. P. & Kandil, E., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhytidoplasty
Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Operative Time
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neck
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
Cicatrix
Nose

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insufflation
Thyroidectomy
Feasibility Studies
Robotics
Cadaver

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Thyroid Gland
Neoplasms
Operative Time
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Breast
Cosmetics
Operative Time

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 1 2018, In : Thyroid. 28, 6, p. 692-706 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Thyroid Gland
Guidelines
Advisory Committees
Publications

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Rhytidoplasty
Learning Curve
Operative Time

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parathyroid Diseases
Parathyroid Glands
Hyperparathyroidism
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Lithium

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Deglutition
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
Laryngoscopes

Completion thyroidectomy via the transoral endoscopic vestibular approach

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Gland
Oxyphil Cells
Thyroglobulin
Thyroid Neoplasms

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Operative Time
Rhytidoplasty
Vocal Cord Paralysis

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Thyroid Gland
Learning Curve
Operative Time

Learning Curve for Transoral Endoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy

Razavi, C. R., Vasiliou, E., Tufano, R. P. & Russell, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning Curve
Operative Time
Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Gland
Linear Models

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Embolism
Carbon Dioxide
Thyroid Neoplasms
Dissection
Neck
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Parathyroid Glands

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., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Endocrine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroid Nodule
Therapeutics
Multivariate Analysis
Morbidity

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).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid Hormone
Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroidectomy
Hyperplasia
Laryngoscopy
Vocal Cords
Thyroid Gland
Incidence
Neck Dissection

Thyroidectomy in patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery

Goldenberg, D., Ferris, R. L., Shindo, M. L., Shaha, A., Stack, B. & Tufano, R. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Head and Neck.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastric Bypass
Thyroidectomy
Hypocalcemia
Morbid Obesity
Bariatric Surgery

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Hypoparathyroidism
Postoperative Pain

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Chin
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Neck Dissection
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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Physiologic Monitoring
Parathyroid Hormone
Reference Values
Parathyroidectomy

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Breast
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Hypoparathyroidism

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neck Dissection
Consensus
Neck
Hope
Head and Neck Neoplasms

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Intraoperative Monitoring
Adenoma
Retrospective Studies
Databases

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical Pathology
Referral and Consultation
Otolaryngology
Neck
Thyroid Gland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypocalcemia
Thyroidectomy
Parathyroid Hormone
Area Under Curve
Odds Ratio

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Patient Selection
Thyroid Gland
Laryngeal Nerves
Nodular Goiter

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Neoplasm Metastasis
Cicatrix
Thyroid Gland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Feasibility Studies
Robotics
Cadaver
Thyroid Gland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Thyroid Gland
Nodular Goiter
Endoscopes
Cicatrix

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
Robotics
Neck
Thyroid Gland

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fine Needle Biopsy
Neck Dissection
Medical Records
Decision Making
Cohort Studies
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 1 2016, In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 142, 1, p. 74-78 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laryngoscopy
Vocal Cords
Ultrasonography
Thyroid Gland
Tertiary Care Centers

Association between magnesium disorders and hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy

Nellis, J. C., Tufano, R. P. & Gourin, C., Sep 1 2016, In : Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 155, 3, p. 402-410 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypocalcemia
Thyroidectomy
Magnesium
Costs and Cost Analysis
Length of Stay

Cetuximab activity in dysplastic lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract

Khan, Z., Epstein, J. B., Marur, S., Gillespie, M. B., Feldman, L., Tsai, H. L., Zhang, Z., Wang, H., Sciubba, J., Ferris, R., Grandis, J. R., Gibson, M., Koch, W. M., Tufano, R. P., Westra, W., Tsottles, N., Ozawa, H., Chung, C. & Califano, J. A., Feb 1 2016, In : Oral Oncology. 53, p. 60-66 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Observation
Therapeutics
Nonparametric Statistics
Phase II Clinical Trials
Cetuximab

Corrigendum to "Cetuximab activity in dysplastic lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract" [Oral Oncol. 53 (2016) 60-66]

Khan, Z., Epstein, J. B., Marur, S., Boyd Gillespie, M., Feldman, L., Tsai, H. L., Zhang, Z., Wang, H., Sciubba, J., Ferris, R. L., Grandis, J. R., Gibson, M., Koch, W. M., Tufano, R. P., Westra, W., Tsottles, N., Ozawa, H., Chung, C. H. & Califano, J. A., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Oral Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cetuximab

Endoscopic retroauricular thyroidectomy: preliminary results

Byeon, H. K., Holsinger, F. C., Tufano, R. P., Park, J. H., Sim, N. S., Kim, W. S., Choi, E. C. & Koh, Y. W., Jan 1 2016, In : Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. 30, 1, p. 355-365 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroidectomy
Rhytidoplasty
Conversion to Open Surgery
Intraoperative Complications
Robotics

Evaluation of the effect of diagnostic molecular testing on the surgical decision-making process for patients with thyroid nodules

Noureldine, S. I., Najafian, A., Han, P. A., Olson, M. T., Genther, D. J., Schneider, E. B., Prescott, J. D., Agrawal, N., Mathur, A., Zeiger, M. A. & Tufano, R. P., Jul 1 2016, In : JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 142, 7, p. 676-682 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
Thyroid Nodule
Decision Making
Referral and Consultation
Peer Review

Improving the adoption of thyroid cancer clinical practice guidelines

Likhterov, I., Tuttle, R. M., Haser, G. C., Su, H. K., Bergman, D., Alon, E. E., Bernet, V., Brett, E., Cobin, R., Dewey, E. H., Doherty, G., Dos Reis, L. L., Klopper, J., Lee, S. L., Lupo, M. A., Machac, J., Mechanick, J. I., Milas, M., Orloff, L., Randolph, G. & 6 others, Ross, D. S., Rowe, M. E., Smallridge, R., Terris, D., Tufano, R. P. & Urken, M. L., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Laryngoscope.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroid Neoplasms
Practice Guidelines
Point-of-Care Systems
Patient Care Management
Guideline Adherence

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., Feb 17 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Electromyography
Paralysis
Neural Conduction