Endocrine (Thyroid and Other Endocrine) Cancers

In the United States, there are only a few hundred subspecialists dedicated to endocrine surgery. Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS, medical director of Endocrine Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Heath and Michael C. Sullivan, M.D., M.D.H.S. offer expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced surgical procedures. In addition to expertise in surgery, Hackensack Meridian Health has one of the few programs in New Jersey that offers a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.


 


The Team

With the collaboration of dedicated endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, and other specialists, our multidisciplinary team provides a unique approach for patients with thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases and cancers.

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Conditions Treated


 

Our Multidisciplinary Endocrine Oncology Clinic is designated for patients with complex endocrine problems. Each patient visiting the clinic is provided consulting appointments with our specialists, who perform all necessary imaging studies (ultrasound, CT scan) and discuss results that same day.

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Treatment Options


 
Through the collaboration of dedicated endocrine surgeons, endocrinologists, and other specialists, we provide a multi-disciplinary approach for patients with thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases and cancers utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques.

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Support and Resources

Thyroid Cancer Patients Support Group meetings are now being held once a month at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in partnership with ThyCa. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is proud to host the largest Thyroid Cancer Support Group in New Jersey. The group is open to anyone affected by the disease including thyroid cancer patients and survivors, along with their family and friends. Presented by the Departments of Surgery & Division of Endocrinology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, in partnership with ThyCa, a national organization for all thyroid cancer patients, survivors and families. Please call 1-800-560-9990 to register.


David Barry of the Avon Police Department discusses the treatment and care he received from the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Disease at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 


Olatunde Fadare flew from Nigeria to receive endocrinology care and have his thyroid surgery with Hackensack Meridian Health. Mr. Fadare was first evaluated by Dragana Jokic, M.D. and Dr. Shifrin, director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health, for treatment and surgery. Dr. Shifrin successfully performed the surgery, and Mr. Fadare was well enough to make the journey home to Nigeria two weeks later. Mr. Fadare is one example of many who have traveled from abroad to receive care with our multidisplinary team at the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Disease.


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Download our endocrine surgery brochure here.



 

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