UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Otolaryngology Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Phone: (505) 272-6451
Fax: (505) 925-4310


The Otolaryngology Division presents the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency program.


Endocrine Surgery Program

Endocrine surgery includes operations involving the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands. The most common indication for endocrine surgery is a diagnosis of thyroid cancer (papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma) or high calcium levels (hypercalcemia). UNM is the tertiary referral center for the entire state of New Mexico and also attracts patients from neighboring states as well.

There are four fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeons at UNM all with specific expertise and training in endocrine surgery. This is a high-volume center with more than three hundred endocrine cases performed every year. Our surgeons are highly experienced and capable of performing the full range of endocrine surgery including total thyroidectomy, central neck dissection, lateral neck dissection, mediastinal dissection, tracheal resection and reconstruction, parathyroid exploration, and parathyroid auto-transplantation.

(505) 272-1798