University of California San Francisco

Advanced Thyroid Surgery Center


The UCSF Advanced Thyroid Surgery Center, part of the Endocrine Surgery & Oncology Practice, is a world-renowned center for the surgical treatment of thyroid disorders.  We manage and treat all types of surgical conditions of the thyroid, including:


Thyroid nodules

Thyroid cancer

  • Papillary
  • Follicular
  • Hürthle cell
  • Medullary
  • Poorly differentiated/anaplastic
  • Lymph node recurrence of thyroid cancer
  • Graves disease and other forms of hyperthyroidism
  • Familial thyroid cancer syndromes 

The UCSF Advanced Thyroid Surgery Center is one of the largest thyroid surgery centers in the country.  Some of the highlights of our services include the following:

  • Surgeons who are all subspecialty-trained and leaders in the field of endocrine surgery
  • Individualized and flexible care, from straightforward surgical referrals to comprehensive all-in-one services in close collaboration with our partners in endocrinology, oncology, radiology, pathology, and voice specialists
  • Efficiency of services, including in-office ultrasound and same-day referral capabilities to UCSF endocrinology
  • Regular multidisciplinary tumor board conferences to discuss complex cancer cases
  • Pioneers in new innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgery, diagnosis (such as molecular testing of thyroid nodules), and imaging (such as surgeon-performed ultrasound)
  • Internationally renowned research program, with rapid translation of promising research to the clinic

The UCSF Advanced Thyroid Surgery Center is a part of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCSF Department of Surgery.