Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD

Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
39 y/o
(19)

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Dr. Teresa Kroeker, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 2006 and 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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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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
Thyroidectomy
high
more than 87% of peers

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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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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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.

Education

  • 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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St. David's Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

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Dr. Kroeker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kroeker to family and friends
4.8
based on 19 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Kroeker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

in Bastrop, TX
A God given talent that she really utilized to take care her patients. She exemplify and set the bar very high of how a doctor really is human care. Pure, sincere and very genuine but most of all an excellent surgeon and human being. Excellent bedside manner and really explained the procedure...more
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in Leander, Tx
I'm so happy my physician referred me to Dr. Kroeker, when they discovered a large growth on my thyroid and I needed to have a full thyroidectomy. Needless to say I was terrified! Dr. Kroeker was so patient with me and all my questions, as well as with my concerned family. She and her staff were...more
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in Austin, TX
I dealt with Dr. Kroeker over several months as we monitored a growth on my thyroid. I always knew that I was in the best of hands. She gave me the benefit of her knowledge and expertise, but the decisions were always clearly mine. When it was time to have surgery, the entire experience was...more
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in Austin, TX
I strongly recommend Dr. Teresa Kroeker. She is a Fellowship Trained Endocrine Head and Neck surgeon with significant thyroid cancer experience. Dr. Kroeker exhibited tremendous depth of knowledge, attention to detail, patience and warmth. The surgery was more complex than expected due to how the...more
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in San Antonio, TX
Dr. Kroeker performed a total thyroidectomy on me in Nov 2016. I cannot recommend her enough. She is a caring physician who listens to her patients and always "goes the extra mile!" Her office is efficient and well run with a very caring staff as well. Dr. Kroeker made me feel at ease and took...more
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