Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, FEBS (Endocrine), ECNU, FISS

Minimally Invasive Outpatient Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgeries. Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery: lateral (laparoscopic from the abdomen) and posterior retroperitoneoscopic (laparoscopic from the back) adrenalectomy.

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Alexander Shifrin, MD, Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology at seven hospitals of Meridian Heath System in New Jersey, and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

Dr Shifrin is the First Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Dr Shifrin is Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Endocrine Surgeon specializing only in surgery of parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. He performs more than 400 minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgeries a year, and more than 15 adrenal surgeries a year (including posterior laparoscopic approach).

All parathyroid surgeries are performed as a minimally invasive surgeries. Dr Shifrin has about 95 -99% success rate in finding of parathyroid adenoma during the first procedure.

Dr Shifrin has established the first Endocrine Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2006. The Program then received a designated status of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases and under Dr Shifrin's leadership has gained state, and then national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal problems and endocrine syndromes (such as MEN 1, MEN 2a and 2b, and others), research and training of residents and students. He was granted a title of the Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology at Hackensack Meridian Health System

Dr Shifrin is an Endocrine Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Board Certified by American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is the first, and the only US Endocrine Surgeon who was admitted and successfully passed the European Board Exam in Endocrine Surgery (since there is no such exam is available in the USA). He was given the title of a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) (Endocrine) in 5/2018; on of the first elected Fellows of the International Society of Surgery (FISS).

He is an Elected Member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons and International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is Board Certified in Endocrine Neck Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (ECNU) by American College of Endocrinology (ACE). He was elected as a Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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Now Available – "The Atlas of Adrenal Surgery" by Alexander Shifrin, MD, published by Springer

Latest Books By Dr. Alexander Shifrin

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Advances in Treatment and Management in Surgical Endocrinology by A. Shifrin

1st Edition, Elsevier, June 2019, ISBN 978-0-323-66195-9. Addresses endocrine diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands as well as familial endocrine syndromes - multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 (MEN). Includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource. Click here to purchase form Elsevier, or here form Amazon

The Atlas of Adrenal Surgery by A. Shifrin

Atlas of Adrenal Surgery. 1st ed. Springer, 2019 Edition. ISBN-13: 978-3030017866, ISBN-10: 3030017869, ISBN 978-3-030-01787-3: Hardcover, eBook, and Kindle editions. A new atlas by Dr. Alexander Shifrin is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to single surgical procedure - adrenal glands surgery. Click here to purchase form Springer, or here form Amazon

The idea of this surgical atlas is to bring expertise of adrenal surgery to all surgeons performing, or learning how to perform successful adrenalectomy procedure, and to illustrate different techniques of adrenalectomy that are performed by different renown surgeons. The atlas illustrates several different approaches to adrenalectomy, which include more commonly used anterior lateral adrenalectomy and more advanced newer techniques of posterior retroperitoneoscopic and robotic adrenalectomies. This atlas emphasizes different approaches and ways to perform the same procedure. Specifically how the same procedure could be successfully completed by different surgeons with specific details of each technique. Each approach is presented by three different expert-surgeons illustrating three different techniques of procedure, including single-site approach. Different surgeons have different “tricks” on how to perform this type of procedure successfully. Each chapter presents procedures that are performed and illustrated by a different single surgeon. All authors are members of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and are experts in this specific technique. This atlas includes 18 chapters and illustrates traditional open approach, anterior lateral right and left adrenalectomy approaches, and more advanced state-of the-art posterior retroperitoneoscopic right and left adrenalectomies (including single port procedure) and robotic adrenalectomies. The text includes extensive illustrations and links to video of all procedures making this an interactive text.

Atlas of Adrenal Surgery represents the first single source to provide information on technique and outcomes for a diversity of endocrine surgeons, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeons, surgical oncologists, urologists and general surgeons.

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Dr. Shifrin Part of Oncology Campaign at Hackensack Meridian Health

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Dr. Shifrin is part of the highly specialized team of physicians that helps patients like Katie. A personal trainer, Katie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and found encouragement with the experts at Hackensack Meridian Health.

Dr. Shifrin Mentioned in Meridian
Health Annual Presidents Update

Jersey Shore Medical Center, in collaboration with the Center for Thyroid, Adrenal and Parathyroid Disease led by Dr. Alexander Shifrin, leads trials investigating genetic changes in patients with endocrine cancers such as thyroid and pancreatic cancer.

Thyroid Cancer Support Groups - Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Dr. Shifrin discusses the monthly support group from Jersey Shore University Medical Center that is dedicated to patients dealing with thyroid cancer. The group is open to anyone affected by the disease including thyroid cancer patients and survivors, along with their family and friends. It is the biggest thyroid cancer support group in New Jersey.

Vince Higgins Shares His Story of Overcoming Thyroid Cancer

Whether for work or leisure, Vince Higgins was always traveling but a thyroid cancer diagnosis grounded him. Vince shares his story of how Meridian Health and Dr. Shifrin helped him get back to health - now he is planning his next adventure.

Meridian Cancer Center Featured in Industry New Jersey Magazine

In the September / October 2015 issue of Industry New Jersey magazine, Meridian Health's Medical Director, Dr. Mark Krasna, talks about the multi-disciplinary, team-focused approach that is used to treat patients with cancer.

Please see below for the full article, which can be viewed on page 345.

NEW Approaches and NEW Trends in Endocrine Surgery:

Voice Sparing Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery with intraoperative nerve monitoring for the External Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve - to preserve singing voice and speech after surgery

Majority of parathyroid and thyroid surgeries are performed as a same-day surgery.

Minimally Invasive and Video-Assisted Parathyroid Surgery - small cosmetic incision that minimizes size of the scar to about 2 cm (less than an inch) with the same high cure rate. All parathyroid surgeries are performed with intra-operative parathyroid hormone monitoring.

Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy - adrenal gland laparoscopic surgery from the back. It is truly minimally invasive approach with minimum scaring, minimum pain and quick recovery within 12-24 hr of the surgery.