Tom Connally, MD
Specializes in: Thyroid, Parathyroid, General Surgery, and Skin Surgery including melanoma
Dr. Connally has been providing surgical skills to the Norman community for several years. Dr. Connally is the Medical Director of the Norman Regional Health System Endocrine Surgery Program and a pioneer in the area of minimally-invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.
These minimally-invasive surgeries utilize smaller incisions and local anesthesia which make for faster recovery from surgery. The amount of surgery time is decreased by nearly 30 minutes with the use of new technology allowing parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels measured in the operating room as opposed to being taken to a lab to be processed elsewhere in the facility. Norman Regional's Endocrine Surgery Program is only one of a few programs in the nation to use this technology. Our team also utilizes the best imaging services available. Click here for more information regarding Norman Regional’s diagnostic imaging services.
The Endocrine Surgery Program uses a team approach working closely with endocrinologists, pathologists, radiologist and nuclear medicine staff to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care. Dr. Connally completed more than 250 cases last year. Patients from all over the nation have traveled to Norman to be treated by him. For out of town patients, the Doris Luttrell Hospitality House, operated by the Hospital’s Auxiliary, offers affordable overnight accommodations. Click here for additional information on the hospitality house.
Dr. Connally is also an active member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is the only surgeon in the state of Oklahoma who is currently a member of the AAES. For more information about parathyroid and thyroid disease and surgery, please visit www.endocrinediseases.org
- Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, TX
- Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center Lexington, KY