Dr. Gary Clayman, MD

Dr. Gary Clayman, MD

Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Gary Clayman, MD is a head and neck endocrine surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

1 Tampa General Cir

Tampa, FL 33606

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thyroid Cyst
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Clayman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clayman "Gary Clayman M.D, F.A.C.S. served as Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center since 2003. Dr. Clayman left M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to form the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center an affiliated center with the Norman Parathyroid Center. Dr. Clayman performs only thyroid and thyroid cancer surgery! September 1st, 2016, Dr. Clayman Founded and serves as the Director of the Thyroid Cancer Center at Tampa General Hospital, the first such interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the premier evaluation and surgical management of thyroid cancer and surgical thyroid diseases. Dr. Clayman has received 35 honors and awards. He has been named to America's Top Doctors for sixteen consecutive years and U. S News and World Reports Top Doctors for six consecutive years. He has 5 current patents and has published 217 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Clayman is considered by many to be the world's authority on all thyroid surgery including all thyroid tumors (nodules), thyroid cancer, recurrent and persistent thyroid cancer, aggressive thyroid cancer, substernal goiter, Grave's disease and more."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clayman "Dr. Clayman provides expertise in the evaluation and surgical management of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease that is without comparison.  We provides excellence and personalized patient care for every patient.  We treat every patient as if they were family.  All patients have complete access to Dr. Clayman and his entire team.  Every patient has all questions answered. Every patient is heard.  Every patient has Dr. Clayman's phone number and email.  "


  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Mass
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis


  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Wes Res U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Minnesota
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Univ of Tex MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clayman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clayman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clayman to family and friends
based on 77 total reviews (59 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (77)

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Dr. Clayman's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (59)

in Taylorville Illinois |
What a truly amazing doctor. The care and compassion this man expresses for thyroid cancer is unbelievable . We were beyond impressed with our experience at the Clayman Thyroid Center. Words can never express the blessing Dr. Gary Clayman was to us. His team and staff make you feel as if you are...more
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I had a complete Thyroidectomy with numerous lymph nodes removed. I have never encountered anyone so confident and thorough. He did a great job. Even my Endocrinologist has said numerous times that Dr. Clayman is a rockstar. The whole team is awesome! Of all those that specialize in Thyroid Cancer...more
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in Augusta, GA |
Dr. Clayman and his team are, without a doubt, the best in the world!! My only regret is that I didn't find the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center first. Dr. Clayman treated me as though I were his only patient. We travelled 7 hours so I could see Dr. Clayman. His entire team ensured my visit was well...more
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The staff at the Thyroid Center are wonderful! They take the time to make every patient feel important and comfortable about their upcoming surgery. Dr Clayman made me feel confident that everything would be fine and didn’t mind answering all of my questions. I traveled to go see him specifically...more
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in Zephyrhills |
Best thyroid Dr. Absolutely! Dr. CLAYMAN and his staff world class service and expertise. He is the best. I had thyroid removed 10 days ago, I am healing wonderfully no complications. He did and excellent job. Thank you to Dr. Clayman and his wonderful staff.
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Dr. Clayman accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Clayman has admitting privileges

Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
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