Thyroid Surgery Volumen and Outcomes


  • Introduction: Although the association between annual surgeon total thyroidectomy volume and clinical outcomes is well established, published methods typically group surgeons into volume categories. The volume-outcomes association is likely continuous, but little is known about the point at which the annual surgeon procedure volumes begin to be associated with a decrease in complication rates.
  • Multiple studies have demonstrated the relationship between surgeon volume and improved patient outcomes.

  • This is no different for thyroid surgery; when procedures are performed by high-volume surgeons, patients have decreased rates of endocrine-specific complications (e.g., transient and permanent hypoparathyroidism and recurrent laryngeal-nerve injury), shorter hospital stays, and lower rates of readmission.

  • Previous studies have varied with respect to the definition of a high-volume surgeon, ranging from a threshold of 30 to 100 thyroidectomies per year:

    • One recent study demonstrated that the likelihood of experiencing a complication decreased with increased surgeon volume, up to 26 total thyroidectomies per year.


  • The intent of the current study was to examine the association between surgeon volume and patient outcomes for total thyroidectomy, with the hypothesis that the optimal threshold is continuous, with no defined cut point defining a high-volume surgeon.


2019 Jul 25. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1752


¿Quién debe realizar cirugía de tiroides?

  • Generalmente debe ser cirujanos con sub-especialidades que tiene un volumen alto de casos por año:
    • No es ideal un cirujano general que realizar muy pocos casos al año
  • Estas sub-especialidades son:
    • Cirugia oncológica
    • Cirugia de cabeza y cuello
    • Cirugia endocrina
  • Les dejo la respuesta de Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS (profesor MSKCC / IFHNOS) en su presentación que dio en el Keynote Lectura del American Head and Neck Society:


  • Rodrigo Arrangoiz MS, MD, FACS, FSSO miembro de Mount Sinai Medical Center cumple con los requisitos señalados por el Dr. Shaha:
    • El Dr. Arrangoiz tiene entrenamiento en: Cirugía de tumores de cabeza y cuello, cirugía endocrina, y cirugía oncológica.
  •  Su entrenamiento es el siguiente:

    • Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello / Cirugía Endocrina: Fox Chase Cancer Center


  • Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello / Cirugía Endocrina:IFHNOS / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Cirugía Oncológica Compleja: Fox Chase Cancer Center



  • Cirugia General y Gastrointestinal:
    • Michigan State University


  • Maestría en Ciencias de Investigación:Drexel University


  • El Dr. Arrangoiz esta certificado por:El Colegio Americano de Cirugía


  • El Dr. Arrangoiz es: Fellow del Colegio Americano de Cirugía


El Dr. Arrangoiz es:

Fellow de la Sociedad de Cirugia Oncológica:


  • Es miembro de la American Thyroid Association



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