Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, FACS, FACE, ECNU

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.

Office Address:
Jersey Shore University
Medical Center,
The Medical Arts Building
1944 Route 33, Suite 203
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone (732) 776-4770
Fax (732) 776- 3763

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 350 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.

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 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 to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Our Center is Dedicated to Serve Patients with Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Problems.

Our Goal is to Provide Standard of Care and Evidence Based Medicine!

"The Best Interest of the Patient is the Only Interest to be Considered" (William Mayo, 1910)

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.