Dr. Ralph Tufano, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 51

Dr. Ralph Tufano, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Baltimore, MD and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tufano has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny At Buffalo School Of Med And Biomedical Science medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tufano to book an appointment.

Dr. Tufano

Ur0l0gy Clinic

601 N Caroline St Baltimore, MD 21287
Accepting new patients

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4.3

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Anyone in northern VA or DC diagnosed with thyroid cancer should take the drive to Baltimore to see Dr. Tufano because he offers the most skilled, informed, and personalized treatment available. I live in northern VA and initially sought treatment in DC, but I could not find anything near the quality of care he and Johns Hopkins provided. Dr. Tufano meticulously reviewed my case and presented the pros and cons of a total versus partial thyroidectomy. During our first visit, he even took time to do ultrasound imaging of my thyroid and lymph nodes himself! Importantly, he demonstrated that he stays current on the latest medical research and American Thyroid Association guidelines, which directly related to the extent of surgery required for my case. I could not be more satisfied with the partial thyroidectomy he performed and our plan to actively monitor the remaining lobe; I consider my choice to go the extra distance to see Dr. Tufano the best health decision I have made to date.
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Dr. Tufano saved my life. I had a thyroid cancer that was quite invasive and his delicate surgery skills was able to remove the cancer and literally save me.
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Louise Sattler in San Pedro, CA – Jan 03, 2016
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He is an amazing surgeon and his staff is just as wonderful as he is. After a botched surgery by another surgeon, Dr. Tufano along with Dr. Russell put my health and my life back on track. They are extremely talented and reassuring. They are easy to talk too and although I had a 7 hour surgery where my life or quality of life was in question, I entered into that surgery very relaxed and confident in their abilities. If you have Dr. Tufano as a surgeon, you are blessed.
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Biography

Dr. Ralph Tufano, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Baltimore, MD and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Pa Health System
Residency Hospital
1995
Suny At Buffalo School Of Med And Biomedical Science
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Ralph Tufano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tufano frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Tufano specializes.

Where is Dr. Ralph Tufano, MD's office located?

Dr. Tufano's office is located at 601 N Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21287. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tufano

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tufano treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tufano treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 955-3628.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Tufano is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Tufano's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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(410) 955-3628

Dr. Tufano accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Practice

Ur0l0gy Clinic601 N Caroline St Baltimore, MD 21287
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tufano is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

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