A tele-education review is one way for Texas residents to learn more about their medical condition and possible treatment options. It is conducted online and live with a medical expert.
Patients who want more information on the need for surgery of their thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal gland. Patients who think they may have hyperparathyroidism Patients who have a thyroid nodule that may require biopsy or surgery. Patients who are looking for a surgeon specializing in the parathyroid, thyroid or adrenal gland.
Please note: This is not an emergency service. If you are having a medical emergency, please call your local emergency service or go to your nearest hospital or urgent-care center.
To schedule your appointment, click on the link below to go to a registration form. After you have completed and submitted the form, you will receive a call from the Baylor Patient Resource Center to collect additional information, schedule your appointment, and provide guidance on how to send any medical records. After the call, you will receive a packet of information that contains instructions for your Tele-education Review, consent forms, and release forms for your medical records.
Before the Tele-education Review with you:
- Dr. Suliburk will need to receive your medical records.
- You must review and agree to the legal agreements.
- You will need to review the Tele-education Review instructions to ensure that you will be able to see and hear Dr. Suliburk using the videoconferencing software for your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Dr. Suliburk must have received your medical records prior to review.
- Parathyroid Consultation: For parathyroid evaluation patients this includes lab work to include parathyroid hormone level (PTH), calcium and vitamin D (25OH-Vit D). If you have had any imaging done those results will need to be sent as well, however if no imaging has been done then that is ok.
- Thyroid Consultation: For thyroid evaluation patients must send ultrasound report, CT scan of the neck (if diagnosis is a cancer larger than 2cm), biopsy results, and lab results including thyroid function tests (TSH, Free T4) and any other thyroid or thyroid antibody testing (Thyroid peroxidase antibiodies, thyroid stimulating immune globulin) if this has been done.
- Adrenal Consultation: For adrenal evaluation patients must send CT scan or MRI results, lab tests including cortisol, ACTH, renin, aldosterone, plasma metanephrines and / or 24hour urine sample for catecholamines and metanephrines.
If any of these above tests have not been obtained please let Dr. Suliburk and his team know and the endocrine surgery team will let you know how the testing can be obtained prior to your Tele-education Review.