Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD

Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. She specializes in general surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Texas Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

12319 N MO Pac Expy Ste 260

Austin, TX 78758
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kroeker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Kroeker's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kroeker "The patient's trust given to the surgeon in the operating room is a privilege and comes with an incredible opportunity to repay that trust by improving the patient's quality of life. Dr. Kroeker's patients are well-informed and involved in the decision making process along with her guidance and expertise. She is committed to providing consistent, excellent surgical care to her patients. A fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon, Dr. Teresa Kroeker has advanced training in the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disease. This includes metastatic thyroid cancer in the central and lateral neck, as well as invasive thyroid cancer. During her head and neck surgery fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, she gained extensive experience in performing in-office ultrasounds of the neck as well as biopsies of thyroid nodules and neck masses. She also has experience in reoperative surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer and recurrent parathyroid disease."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neck Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Oklahoma State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Toronto, Mt. Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Baylor University Medical Center General Surgery Resident Research Award, 2011
  • Baylor University Medical Center General Surgery Chief Resident of the Year, 2011
  • Tompsett Writing Award, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Kroeker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kroeker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kroeker to family and friends
25 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kroeker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Dr. Kroeker and her staff were exceptional. The staff explained in detail what I would be billed for the procedure to avoid any surprises. Dr. Kroeker herself took time make an assessment and provided great detail as to the procedure and the risks to resolve the issue. Her level of care for me...more
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I was referred to Dr. Kroeker by my endocrinologist after my papillary thyroid cancer diagnosis. Dr. Kroeker and her office staff are top-notch. They are all very professional answering all my questions and addressing all my concerns. My thyroidectomy went flawless and my recovery is now complete....more
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Please know that Dr Kroeker excels in every area of her skills as a Surgeon, Diagnostician and communicator. I am an RN and in my long career as a medical professional working with Surgeons, no one has exceeded her in my experience. She is truly concerned with the best possible outcome for the...more
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I was referred to Dr. Kroeker by my Internal Medicine physician for an enlarged thyroid, due to large nodules. On my first visit, she went to great lengths to explain my condition, the type of surgery she recommended and the post operative/recovery period. I had a Total Thyroidectomy, August 2017. ...more
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Dr Kroeker was recommended by our endocrenologist to remove my wife's thyroid. It was an excellent recommendation! Our initial visit was exactly what my wife and I needed - comprehensive explanation of my wife's condition, complete review of what would be done (including pictures and drawings!),...more
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