Douglas E. Politz, MD, is one of the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the world, having performed over 8,000 parathyroidectomies. He has dedicated his career to parathyroid disease, combining enormous experience with superior knowledge and skill to compliment his warm, engaging manner. Having seen the simplest and the most challenging parathyroid disease scenarios, Dr. Politz welcomes patients who have been diagnosed for the first time and those with prior attempts at surgical cure. Patients whose parathyroid disease is associated with thyroid cancer or kidney disease also benefit from his decades of experience. Dr. Politz has helped refine advanced techniques of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy used to quickly identify the four parathyroid glands in surgery. He has examined over 25,000 parathyroid glands and has helped train the most experienced handful of parathyroid surgeons worldwide who have followed him in this field. Dr. Politz has operated on patients from every U.S. state and multiple continents.
Dr. Politz together with his partner and friend of over 20 years, Dr. Jose Lopez, are the two most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the world in the last 10 years. In addition to their impressive operative volume as primary surgeons, their expertise has been utilized in a supervisory role for the cure of thousands more patients as these two surgeon-leaders guided the efforts of colleagues they trained. Their combined 25 years of experience in parathyroid surgery have been spent almost exclusively at Tampa General Hospital, a medical center which has seen more parathyroid patients than any other facility in the world by far.
Dr. Politz has spoken at multiple state and national medical meetings and is a co-author of numerous publications on parathyroid disease, include the largest study of parathyroid patients in the medical literature (over 20,000). He is a member of American College of Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
TGH Parathryoid & Thyroid Institute
Address: 1 Tampa General Circle Tampa, FL 33606
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine (Tampa, Florida)
Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical School Honor Society (Top 6% of US medical students)