Frequently Asked Questions

Who to call in an Emergency?


Emergencies are extremely rare in our practice. We have sent well over 35,000 patients home within a few hours of their parathyroid operation. We have become very good at this one operation!  But if you need us, we are here and we have several ways to get hold of us.

A real emergency? Call the surgeon that operated on you.

If you think it is a real emergency, call one of our doctors. You will be given the personal cell phone numbers of all of the surgeons when you arrive at the hospital. Preferably call the one that called you the night of surgery. As a second choice, call one of the three surgeons that took care of you on your day of surgery.

Not sure it is a real emergency? Call our nurses.

During the day Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm you can call to speak with our nurses at the hospital (Anna will give you her direct number the day of surgery).

As a second choice, you can call our office at 813-972-0000—Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm to speak with our nurses (Carla and Kelly) in the office.

Bottom line:

Emergencies in our practice are extremely rare, less than 1 in 1500 patients. But we ALWAYS have multiple surgeons available to you. If you need us, we are only a phone call away.