What Do Patients Say About Dr. Tobias Carling?


Hear directly from a recent patient who traveled from Hong Kong to have adrenal surgery with Dr. Carling


5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 11, 2024

This was the best experience ever! I cannot say enough how wonderful this hospital and staff are! If you need an endocrine specialist… contact them today! The best in the world! ❤️ so many wonderful patient stories we have heard during our stay!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 28, 2024

I don’t use to write reviews, but at this time I don’t want to lose the opportunity to express my honest and full satisfaction with all services received from Dr Carling and his team. Since the beginning until I was discharged from the center after my surgery, organization, experience, discipline, commitment, safety and professionalism are only minimal words to describe what they made me feel during the process. In my personal opinion and experience, recognition to the excellence is more than deserved for Dr Carling and his team.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 24, 2024

The medical care was first rate, and every one of the staff, including the front desk, transportation, nursing, and physician staff did their jobs very well, and with consideration for my concerns as a patient. While I wouldn't recommend the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery as a restaurant, I thought they did as well as I could have hoped for as a health care facility.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 24, 2024

I had the BEST care at this surgery center/hospital. Someone ALWAYS showed up within a couple of minutes of putting on my light. Dr Carling and Meredith were always available.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 18, 2024

Several years ago, a scan for another issue revealed a mass on my right adrenal gland. Medical advice was to watch it and come back if I had problems. I began to have medical issues- weight gain and breathing problems - a few months ago. A scan in March showed a much larger mass on my right adrenal gland. My sister found Dr Carling online. My primary care Dr said this is absolutely the surgeon you want to see. Dr Carling sounded almost too good to be true. Dr Carling, his team and the staff at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery are even better - they are absolutely phenomenal. I contacted Dr Carling's staff & within weeks I was scheduled for adrenal gland surgery. Dr Carling explained everything to me & my family. The mass was grapefruit size but because it was soft, I was able to have minimally invasive back scope surgery. The surgery was done very quickly and I spent one night in the surgical hospital. The entire staff there was very attentive and always asking what I needed -special thanks to Razel and Alex. I will always be grateful to Dr Carling, his team and hospital staff for the outstanding care they provided to me & my family. I hope you know what an amazing difference you make in the lives of your patients and their families.

With deepest gratitude.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 17, 2024

I was diagnosed with a mass on my right adrenal gland and being from tampa I consulted with Dr. Carling and booked my surgery with him. He is the best adrenal surgeon in the world and I would highly recommend and encourage anyone with a adrenal problem to visit him. My whole journey with him has been very smooth. My surgery went well and I was able to talk to him and his team afterwards and get all my questions answered. The whole process was easy and they have a great system which makes everything flow smoothly and a great facility. Overall, I am very grateful and thankful to be able to have my surgery with Dr. Carling at the endocrine surgery hospital in tampa

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 16, 2024

All the Doctors and Staff at the Carling Center have such great confidence in the roles they play that it comes across in the exuberance of the patients. Going into the Hospital you are so uncertain. You feel a sense of dreed. I entered to the Welcoming Smile of the receptionist at 4:45 am and left walking out of the Hospital the next day in little to no pain. All the in between boosted my confidence that I had made the right choice to be there, at the Carling Center. Thank you Dr Carling for teaching me a new word, which I will still never learn to pronounce, pheochromocytoma and thank you for expertly removing it.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 9, 2024

Quite simply the best health care experience I have ever had. Dr. Carling is clearly the preeminent expert in this type of medicine. He has an equally amazing bedside manner and empathy. Meredith is also exceptional in her care. I am so fortunate to have these amazing experts in my backyard. Fully endorse this practice.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 3, 2024

The reviews are factual! My experience with Carling was phenomenal ✨️ The staff is absolutely amazing! And yes, nurse Meredith is a real angel here on earth. The compassion she shows is heartfelt. Dr. Carling is spot on with his diagnosis and his bedside manner is awesome. I'm so happy that I found them and they chose me. I was diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma. After Dr. Carling A.K.A The pheo slayer, removed my tumor, blood pressure was reduced to a normal state. I was so excited I could hardly contain my joy! Thank you to the entire team at Carling.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 1, 2024

Today marks 6 weeks since my cortical-sparing right adrenalectomy for Cushing's. On the day of surgery, my foot neuropathy immediately improved. My pain is almost gone and the sensation has returned so that I can feel the texture of my socks and the wood grain of flooring. My gait has improved. I would have done the surgery just for the neuropathy improvement! By week three, I was able to do my first 40 hour work week in a year and a half! I can think! I am able to function past 730 PM.

By week five, I felt increasingly calm. My calmness and mental clarity is apparent to folks both in my household and outside. My gut issues have improved greatly and I am not cold. I’m able to run errands now clean the house and cook without being exhausted. I resumed Mounjaro and lost five pounds in about a week and a half with only a 2.5 mg dose; with high doses of Mounjaro and a very restrictive diet before surgery I had only been able to lose about 2 pounds a month. I had a fantastic, life-changing experience and am so happy. Thank you Dr. Carling and Team!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 29, 2024

I decided to fly to Florida to have adrenal surgery at the Carling Adrenal Center, after an MRI showed that a tumor might be cancerous. I was also experiencing high blood pressure for the first time in my life and a slight pain on my adrenal gland. After a partial removal of my left adrenal gland by Dr. Carling, my blood pressure dropped and the pain went away. Thankfully, the tumor was benign. The entire process was very professional and everything went smoothly. We stayed at an affiliated hotel, where we were picked up by a van to go to the hospital. I had a private room where my husband stayed overnight on a large reclining chair. The staff were caring, attentive, and professional. I would highly recommend the Carling Adrenal Center.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 22, 2024

Dr. Carling and his staff handled my surgery with the utmost professionalism and kindness. From start to finish, everything went smoothly, and the results were truly amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Carling for adrenal surgery. He’s the best.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 21, 2024

Best surgical experience I have ever had. Every staff member was attentive, professional, and caring. Dr Carling and his colleagues were wonderful. If you are looking for the best, no need to look further.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 21, 2024

Everything about this experience has been top notch. Dr. Carling and Meredith are awesome. All the nurses and assistants were great as well. We highly recommend this entire facility.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 18, 2024

I now think of my life as B.C. (before Carling) and A.C. (after Carling). My right adrenalectomy with Dr. Carling took place 3 weeks ago, and I am quickly 90% better and improving. My experience with the Carling Adrenal Center was perfect. Don't trust your local people with your endocrine system if you need surgery. The medical community in my home state seemed disinterested in finding a way to help me. In fact, a year ago I was put on 4 different medications for the sudden onset of extremely high blood pressure (requiring inpatient treatment) with atrial fibrillation. After two physician specialists from two different medical disciplines conferred, they told me they were "unimpressed" with my catecholamine lab results. I had primary aldosterone but they didn't want to confirm it seemingly. It took me another 8 months before an internal medicine doctor said I was right: let's do look further to confirm PA. EDITOR: PA = Primary aldosteronism, aka primary hyperaldosteronism, aka Conn's syndrome.

It's not entirely their fault, but the medical community has too little experience -- and I would argue -- too little interest in adrenal disease. To add insult to injury, the medical community in my home state totally messed up my 5 hour saline infusion test; they used the wrong vials to collect the blood forcing me to repeat the 5 hour infusion test (meaning sitting still with an IV then having blood drawn) -- this error did not inspire confidence. I started researching far away options and found Dr. Carling. I watched his video of the mini back scope surgery and wanted to know more. By this time, my blood pressure and afib had gotten so bad, and my body so swollen and so shaky, that I was missing work and not earning money as I work for myself. In fact, I could barely walk from my bed to my bathroom without breaking into a sweat and needing to lie down and rest from a pounding heartbeat. I flew 2,200 miles each way to have my adrenal vein sampling on Jan 16, 2024, and I flew again for my surgery on Feb 28th. And it was worth it!

There were patients coming in from around the world, not just from Arizona like me :) It was clear that patient comfort was considered at each step. Even the hospital bed was a comfortable thicker mattress. Post surgery, only the first 2 days were uncomfortable for me. If you've ever had a surgery where they cut through your abdomen, you know it takes a long time to heal even if the abdominal surgery was minimally invasive. But little incisions on the back? The mini back scope is genius! After a couple of days, there is no pain, just a feeling like a bruise. I slept a lot for about 2 weeks; your reaction may be different but I heal best if I sleep a lot and go for walks in nature. Just remember to pile pillows around you for the first week, to sleep, and you'll be great. I found that the stairs hurt for the first week so I avoided those as much as possible. That's it. So simple. My surgery, again, was only about 3 weeks ago. I am down from 4 big prescriptions to 1 blood pressure medication and another one cut in half. With time I'll be off these as well.

I have gone from being out of breath, worrying that my life as I know it was over -- to losing the inflammation in my body (I can zip my pants again already). Weight is starting to melt off; not everybody gains a belly during PA but I sure did and that belly is leaving. Gratitude is my state of being thanks to the Carling team. I can travel internationally again as I frequently do, and not be worried about being hospitalized for crazy high blood pressure in another country. I have my energy almost completely back to normal from having had to cancel everything. There are no words to express my gratitude for the brilliance of Dr. Carling and the fabulous facility and staff that he has carefully curated to help you regain your health. You deserve this. Thank you

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 16, 2024

Highly commendable for a 5 star patient satisfaction!! Kudos to the Team of Dr . Carling. Had my surgery last March 5,2024. I was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma that needs a total adrenalectomy. I can not express enough gratitude for the exceptional care the team had provided headed by Dr. Tobias Carling because he was able to do partial adrenalectomy saving around 30-40% of my adrenal gland that is potential of not having a lifetime steroid supplement. What an amazing life saving procedure!!! From initial consultation, Dr Carling demonstrated a deep understanding of my unique case being his first encountered patient who had a history of Conn’s syndrome on my right adrenal (-s/p total right adrenalectomy), and now diagnosed with left adrenal pheochromocytoma tumor will put me to a very challenging health concerns. He said “I am very special“ - having 2 tumors on adrenal glands. His abilities to explain the intricacies of the procedure, addressing my great health concerns, with patience and clarity explaining that he will do his best to help me, created my great confidence in him.

I thank God he was able to perform Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy with 3 small incisions. Removed my 5 cm tumor in less than an hour including my prep. Dr Carling you are endowed with a very special gift that only few possess. Thank you for being a God given instrument, a channel of blessings to me. May you continue to flourish and May God bless you more. To Meredith LaRue - ARNP you are extra ordinarily awesome. Thank you for being so kind in explaining every detail of my pre - op and post - op care. Dr Letzring my anesthesiologist - you are amazing, I did not have any nausea after the surgery. To all the team, and staff of the Endocrine Hospital a Big Thank you. Everyone is phenomenal. Especial thanks also to Gabby Covelli for answering my follow up emails.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 15, 2024

Starting with my very first phone call this has been an incredible experience. Every staff member gave 100%. I highly recommend Dr Carling.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 6, 2024

I highly recommend Dr Carling, Meredith, and the entire staff at the Endocrine hospital. Dr Carling is extremely professional, and knows what he is doing. I wasn’t getting anywhere with past doctors because of lack of knowledge with Primary Aldosterone. I had to seek a second opinion and thankfully we found the best surgeon, Dr Carling. I’m doing absolutely great and blood pressure is now at levels I haven’t seen since I was a teenager without any blood pressure medicines. I cannot thank you enough. One of the best experiences at a hospital I’ve ever had.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 5, 2024

Nearly 6 years ago (at the age of 40) while in the hospital with pneumonia a rare tumor called a pheochromocytoma was inadvertently discovered on my adrenal gland. Since that time, the medical advice I have consistently received was that managing the symptoms of the tumor was the safest course of action at my age because the surgery involved for it's removal was extremely dangerous. My stress level reached an extreme high in October 2023 and I had begun having episodes of tremors, panic attacks, and high blood pressure. This resulted in an emergency room visit with a blood pressure of 200/100. I was advised that I needed to have my adrenal gland removed asap. I was terrified.

From the moment I walked into the Carling Adrenal Center those fears began to subside. Dr. Carling not only put me at ease with the confidence in his procedure and unmatched experience with my rare condition but he was also surprisingly kind, attentive, compassionate and caring. These were not words I had previously associated with surgeons. Every step of the way from that point forward was clearly explained by every medical professional I encountered. I was instilled with calm confidence going into my surgery while being treated with the same kindness and compassion along the way. My surgery only took 30 minutes, required one nights stay in the hospital and now 2 weeks later I am already feeling the life changing improvements in my mind and body.

There aren't enough words to express the gratitude I have for Dr. Carling, his staff and the staff of HCA Endocrine Hospital. I only wish I had found him sooner.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Mar 1, 2024

I recently had adrenal gland surgery to remove a tumor and all I can say is that between the hospital and the doctors I had an amazing experience. I felt like I was being "heard" and they cared about why I was there. Surgery went well and healing has been as planned. If you are ever in need to this type or even thyroid surgery this is the place to go. With the new way of removing a tumor off your adrenal gland through the back (30 minutes) versus through your abdomen (2-3 hours) EDITOR: 2-3 hours is a very best case scenario. We have certainly seen worse outcomes than that... this makes this place a 10 in my book! Down time is shorter and recovery so much easier!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 29, 2024

I was diagnosed with an adrenal adenoma and had surgery two days ago. Dr Carling was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable, caring and an expert surgeon. The staff, nurses, aides were wonderful as well. The hospital was clean and very comfortable. The care was excellent. I am feeling well, have minimal pain, and most important my cortisol levels are normal. I feeling better daily. I am so grateful to have Dr Carling and the Carling Adrenal Center so close to my home. I would recommend Dr Carling to anyone who needs adrenal surgery.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 27, 2024

I had what was to be a first surgery on 2/13/24, to remove 2 tumors from one adrenal gland; a second surgery was scheduled six weeks later. However, after the first surgery my levels returned to normal and now i can just keep an eye on the other gland/tumor and perhaps it will never cause problems. As for the staff/center, I cannot extol the virtues of this group of health care providers enough. First of all, Dr. Carling and his method of surgery should be the required teaching everywhere. I thank God that I live in Tampa, but it is worth making the trip if you don't. EVERYONE was kind, understanding, considerate...and Dr. Carling speaks to you personally, and has knowledge of your issues and what is on your chart, answers any questions. You are treated kindly and with respect-this is so valuable if you've been dealing with a health issue that has, many times, made you question your sanity....am i imagining all these symptoms....? They perform at superior levels in all aspects: treating the medical issue (DONE!), and treating others like fellow human beings-with value. You all have literally changed my life, taken me from a very dark cave to being to step out into life again. More valuable than gold and you will forever have my gratitude.

(A note as to getting to Dr. Carling, my original Endocrinologist said the cortisol was not my problem and that i could check a year from then....sometimes you have to keep advocating for yourself-YOU know how you feel-my 2nd opinion Endo. suggested Dr. Carling.) Thank God I did not give up-it was tempting.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 24, 2024

My husband recently had adrenal surgery at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa Florida. Dr Tobias Carling was his Surgeon. After my husband’s initial phone call with the Carling Adrenal Center, the assistant promptly requested his medical records and set up a consultation with Dr Carling within 2 weeks. Dr Carling explained his diagnosis throughly and recommended surgery. Three weeks later, my husband had robotic surgery (EDITOR: The patient means MBSA, not robotic. As you know, adrelanectomies should never be done with a robot...) to remove the mass and adrenal gland. Dr Carling is the best Adrenal Surgeon in the country. Do your research…everything you learn will point you to Dr Tobias Carling. We are forever grateful to Dr Carling and his team.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 15, 2024

Excellent care! At 71, my first surgery. Dr. Carling and his staff, especially Meredith, were very caring. The entire process could not have gone better! Thank you.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 15, 2024

The Carling Adrenal Center was 5 stars. Dr Carling and his team was great.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 9, 2024

Amazing, great service, miracle workers. From the front desk to the surgeon and then recovery team, they are an A+ star team! My surgery at 10 am took 30 minutes to take out a large left adrenal adenoma. I was able to easily walk the floor within 3 hours post surgery! I walked the floor 6 times and was discharged at 10am next day after tests. Dr. Carling is a true master and I can't recommend him enough! No way I'd do an abdominal approach if it can be avoided! Run. Don't walk to Dr. Carling! Thank you, Dr. Carling and EVERYONE at your hospital!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 5, 2024

Dr. Carling is a phenomenal surgeon who manages to accomplish what other's say is impossible- remove tumors while sparing the adrenal gland! Dr. Carling is warm, kind, and his team runs like a well-oiled machine. I had the opportunity to see them twice, and both times went extremely well. His NP, Meredith, is also amazing. I travelled from Colorado for surgery, and I would not hesitate to again! If you need adrenal surgery... GO HERE. Don't think twice about it!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 31, 2024

I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Carling Adrenal Center! The experience was top notch from beginning to end. Dr. Carling is an amazing surgeon who I would trust with my life any day. If I could get all my medical care at his facility I would in a heartbeat!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 30, 2024

I recently underwent surgery for adrenal cancer at Carling Adrenal Center, and I can confidently say that it was a transformative experience. From the very first consultation to the post-operative care, the team at Carling consistently displayed unparalleled expertise, professionalism, and empathy. The surgical team was highly skilled, with a deep understanding of the intricacies of adrenal cancer surgery. They were meticulous in their planning and execution, ensuring that every step was carefully considered and well-communicated. I felt confident in their abilities and fully informed about my treatment options. What truly set Carling Adrenal Center apart was the compassionate care I received from every staff member. From the nurses and anesthesiologists to the surgeons and support staff, everyone made me feel like a priority. They were attentive to my needs and concerns, providing not only medical expertise but also emotional support throughout the entire process. The facility itself was clean, modern, and well-equipped, providing a comfortable environment for both patients and their families. The post-operative care was exceptional, with regular check-ins and follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery. In conclusion, my experience at Carling Adrenal Center was nothing short of life-changing. Their combination of expert medical care and genuine compassion made all the difference in my recovery. I wholeheartedly recommend Carling Adrenal Center to anyone facing adrenal cancer surgery or similar procedures.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 29, 2024

After several years of suffering and multiple doctors, I found Dr. Carling and he saved my life he is so amazing and I am so greatful to have my life back

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 13, 2024

I can't say enough good things about Dr Carling and the entire team. They are so professional. From the minute you contact them to the day you walk out the center after your surgery, you feel like they truly care about you. My surgery and healing went so well. It was so nice to know you could contact the center any time of day if you had concerns or questions. I would give them all 10 stars if I could! I truly feel that the experience helped with my healing as well. Thank you Thank you!!!!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 12, 2024

I had an adrenalectomy for Conn’s syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome by Dr Carling. The staff at the Carling adrenal center made the whole process from becoming a patient through traveling to Tampa for surgery very smooth. If you need adrenal surgery you need to use Dr Carling. He has amazing bedside manner, cares about his patients, is very knowledgeable about adrenal issues and surgery and does the best type of adrenalectomy by using the mini back scope procedure. He’s the most qualified adrenal surgeon in the world. You won’t be disappointed. Meredith, his NP is so thorough and comes to round on you many times a day. She educates you on your condition and what to do after surgery. I was so impressed by the entire process. Don’t trust your adrenal surgery with anyone else!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 4, 2024

I wish I can give Dr. Carling and his team a 10 star rating. My experience was amazing from my frist appointment to the discharge date on December 20 2023. Everyone care about my needs and my well-being. DR. CARLING change my life for good.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 3, 2024

Most positive medical experience in my life. Doctor Carling is an amazing surgeon and his team is superb.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 2, 2024

My son had an incredible experience, positive, & successful. Professional care, & an awesome team of doctors & staff. Very grateful to have such quality care so close to home. Would recommend to all friends & family dealing w/ endocrine issues. Thank you!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 22, 2023

Outstanding Medical Service & care. Dr. Carling & his staff are exceptional at what they do. If I could give a 10 star rating, I would.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 19, 2023

Absolute privilege to have been Dr. Carling's patient!! Finest care from top to bottom, and the center did not even smell like a care facility. Thank you to ALL who made my stay so very comfortable. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 11, 2023

I had my surgery with Dr. Carling on Feb 22, 2022 and he's an amazing surgeon. I discovered my tumor on my adrenal gland 5-6 years prior to my surgery. Every doctor told me it was nothing to worry about. Over the years I started to lose myself I kept having all these weird symptoms that seemed to be getting worse. I did my research and kept coming back to Dr. Carling. I brought this up to the doctors and they all told me it was very rare for the tumor to be active so I left it alone. My symptoms continued, I kept gaining weight despite dieting. I had numerous bald spots from the hair loss, my face would constantly flush several hours a day and I had marks on my stomach which i was told was just caused by stress. Years later the tumor had grew large enough that the Doctors suggested biopsy and that's when I remembered reading that Dr. Carling said the worst thing to do was biopsy it. So I decided to take my health in my own hands and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Carling. It was the best decision I made. He ordered blood work and diagnosed me with Cushing's and scheduled me to have the tumor and adrenal gland removed. The surgery itself was easy. He did such a good job and the hospital stay was wonderful. I remember him telling me that I added so many more years to my life and that really stuck with me. The recovery hasn't been the easiest as my other adrenal gland hasn't started completely working yet and I'm still on medication but it's getting there. My hair grew back, I haven't flushed once since surgery and i can finally lose weight when i try. I'm down 22 pounds and I'm finally starting to see myself again in the mirror. The most amazing part was there were so many other things that got better that I didn't even realize were being caused by the high cortisol. I can't thank Dr. Carling enough for changing my life.

Update - I got the great news that my other adrenal gland is finally working. I am now down a total of 45 pounds since the surgery and feel great. My Labs have greatly improved and I was able to get off all of my medications. I finally recognize the girl in mirror that I thought I lost forever. Thank you Dr. Carling for giving me my life back!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 9, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Carling and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. My experience, from the moment I contacted them, was was very positive and exceeded my expectations. I submitted my on-line paperwork on a Sunday evening and received a call from someone the next morning. The admission staff worked quickly to process my information and scheduled me an online consult with Dr. Carling by the end of the week. Dr. Carling is incredibly knowledgeable, approachable, and explained my situation with clarity in a way that I could understand what needed to be done. He answered all my questions and made me feel completely comfortable that I was in good hands.

Even though I was coming from out of state, it was incredibly easy to fly in, take the complementary shuttle to my hotel, and schedule the free shuttle to the hospital. The hospital even provided free breakfast and lunch for my daughter who came with me. Everything is so organized, that I was free to relax. The staff in the hospital, from the admission staff, housekeeping, transport, along with the doctors and nurses, were friendly and competent in their jobs. Because this hospital specializes in endocrine surgeries, they are incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. They answered all my questions, and told me what to expect every step of the way. Since the hospital is only a few years old, everything is state-of-the-art.

Although no one likes to have surgery, this is the place to go for any type of adrenal, thyroid, or parathyroid surgeries.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Carling was so knowledgeable. He explained everything wonderfully. They made it so easy to schedule the surgery and handle all the insurance questions. I would highly recommend this practice and Dr. Carling.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 1, 2023

I feel incredibly fortunate to have discovered Dr. Tobias Carling. Not only is he an exceptional specialist, but he also exudes genuine care and compassion. His surgical approach is truly revolutionary. Originally scheduled for a surgery in Italy with a projected 5 days of hospitalization and a 3-hour procedure, my experience with Dr. Carling was nothing short of extraordinary. My surgery, under his expertise, lasted a mere 30 minutes, and to my amazement, I was able to leave the clinic the very next day. The facility itself is impeccably clean and boasts a modern atmosphere. Dr. Carling's team, including the nurses, is a testament to professionalism and genuine care. The decision to travel to Tampa for Dr. Carling's expertise in adrenal problems was undoubtedly worthwhile. I can wholeheartedly affirm that he is, without a doubt, the best in his field.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Nov 22, 2023

By far Dr. Tobias Carling and his staff have developed a system exceeding our expectations. Based off of his experience at Yale and number of procedures that he performs every week, we were confident in his ability but the high quality of care and compassion really just made it a remarkable experience. Thank you Dr. Carling, we appreciate your talent and thank God that you are using it to transform lives as you did with my case. Thank you Raziel, Meredith, Obed, Karen, Amy and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery (HFES; West Tampa hospital) staff who cared for me during my stay. God bless you all.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 28, 2023

My experience with the Carling team and the staff at the hospital was superb. I could not be happier. The service starts with Dr. Carling and especially his PA Meredith Larue. All my questions were answered without feeling like they were in a hurry. Meredith went above and beyond to help with other medical questions. Ashley and Crystal in PreOp made me comfortable. My anesthesiologist, Rob was terrific. Maureen, Sherrie, Brandon and Michael gave excellent nursing care. I recommend them VERY highly.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 27, 2023

I'm so glad I went with Dr.Carling. At first, I was a bit concerned about by the high volume he deals with. I thought I wouldn't get personalized attention or care. I was wrong. Dr. Carling's team was exceptionally professional and caring. His team works like a well pulled machine that streamlined processes. Another surgeon told me I needed invasive testing and a full adrenalectomy, but Dr. Carling was confident that I needed neither. And he was right. I highly recommend Dr. Carling for anyone requiring adrenal surgery.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 19, 2023

Very caring and compassionate, thorough explaining procedure, also comforting and positive! Very grateful and thankful for all you do!!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 17, 2023

I had a great pre-op, intaking was amazing and Dr Carling his staff were excellent. Meredith answers anything you have and the entire team is there for you.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 15, 2023

I had adrenal Surgery in August of 2023. When I tell you hat Doctor Carling has the best team of people. My experience from the first initial visit to the discharge from the hospital was the best experience I’ve ever had. And I get a lot of procedures done. His staff is great. The team at the hospital is great, the anesthesiologist was awesome. Dr Carling and Meredith are amazing. I thank everyone for the phenomenal care I received.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 9, 2023

After my diagnosis of a Cushing Syndrome, I had my adrenal surgery on August 9th, 2023. I'm a Canadian and even though our health care system is free, I decided that Carling Adrenal Center was the evident choice. Dr Carling and his entire team were above expectations. From the minute I had my first consultation and all through the steps of my surgery, I really felt that he knew what he was doing. He had answers to all my questions, the entire team was very helpful, professional and empathetic even for my husband who accompanied me (I'm from Quebec City). My recovery from the surgery was amazing, I never took not even a Tylenol for pain, I was traveling back home 2 days after the surgery without a problem and I was jogging within 2 weeks. The follow up post surgery is also excellent, every time I could reach Meredith promptly and get answers to my questions. If this was to do again I would not hesitate to choose the Carling team therefore I highly recommend them.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Oct 4, 2023

Excellent surgeon and nurse practitioner. Well organized, pleasant staff, and clean. We are very happy with the care and the caution they exercised for safety.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sept 28, 2023

Everyone was so amazing to work with. They were all a pleasure. They knew what they were talking about. And everything went so well and on time, very pleased.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sept 17, 2023

I had my surgery with Dr. Carling on Feb 22, 2022 and he's an amazing surgeon. I discovered my tumor on my adrenal gland 5-6 years prior to my surgery. Every doctor told me it was nothing to worry about. Over the years I started to lose myself I kept having all these weird symptoms that seemed to be getting worse. I did my research and kept coming back to Dr. Carling. I brought this up to the doctors and they all told me it was very rare for the tumor to be active so I left it alone. My symptoms continued, I kept gaining weight despite dieting.I had numerous bald spots from the hair loss, my face would constantly flush several hours a day and I had marks on my stomach which i was told was just caused by stress. Years later the tumor had grew large enough that the Doctors suggested biopsy and that's when I remembered reading that Dr. Carling said the worst thing to do was biopsy it. So I decided to take my health in my own hands and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Carling. It was the best decision I made.

He ordered blood work and diagnosed me with Cushings and scheduled me to have the tumor and adrenal gland removed. The surgery itself was easy. He did such a good job and the hospital stay was wonderful. I remember him telling me that I added so many more years to my life and that really stuck with me. The recovery hasn't been the easiest as my other adrenal gland hasn't started completely working yet and I'm still on medication but it's getting there. My hair grew back, I haven't flushed once since surgery and i can finally lose weight when i try. I'm down 22 pounds and I'm finally starting to see myself again in the mirror. The most amazing part was there were so many other things that got better that I didn't even realize were being caused by the high cortisol. I can't thank Dr. Carling enough for changing my life.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sept 2, 2023

In spite of Hurricane Idalia, Dr Carling and his wonderful staff got my surgery done as scheduled. It was the most amazing medical experience I have ever had. I wish I could give them 10 stars. If you need adrenal surgery, don’t waste your time or money elsewhere, just go straight to Tampa with the confidence that you will have a world class surgeon and medical team. I have had no pain whatsoever from the surgery and the kindest, most compassionate and competent care from this “dream team” anyone could ever ask for!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Carling removed a large mass from my left Adrenal gland. My entire experience with him, his NP Meredith, and his entire staff/ team was fantastic. The Carling center is truly a specialty center. Their professionalism, their protocols, their knowledge of the endocrinology space, and their friendliness is second to none. Although I was a little hesitant at first, I couldn’t be happier that I made the decision to travel to Tampa to get the procedure done with Dr Carling and his crew! A huge thanks to all of you!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 18, 2023

From the moment I contacted Dr. Carling’s office to discuss my condition, I was met with a level of professionalism and efficiency rare in today’s complex medical world.

My information and medical records were transferred with ease. Scheduling for a telephone call with the doctor was made to personally discuss my surgery and final arrangements for my adrenelectomy were made within a few days.

I was kept continuously informed by e mail and telephone of my pending surgery by a team of experienced administrators who prepared me for what to expect and also covered all aspects of my insurance coverage.

Flights and hotels were easily booked with assistance from Dr. Carling’s website to include complimentary transfers to and from Tampa airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the hospital. No need to rent a car. Barbara drives the hospital transport with great consideration for her patients.

Upon arrival for surgery at 6.30am I had an easy registration with wonderful Pat and was then whisked through to pre-op where Head nurse Barbara and her team answered all questions and prepped me. She introduced me to marvelous Dr. Shaw who would be doing my anaesthesia and then a final CT scan with Maghda.

Without exception the smoothness and ease with which each team member interacted with each other and with me the patient made me understand that I was in trusted, experienced and compassionate hands at all times. Dr. Carling’s team is truly a wonder and it says a great deal about him that they all work so seamlessly together to provide an exceptional level of care.

My overnight was as comfortable as it could be and the nursing staff went out of their way to help with the smallest request. I could not believe that after a visit from Dr. Carling and Meredith the following morning at 8.30am that I was on my way home. 100% success in removing the tumor, (photos provided!) minimal pain and the kindest team of medical professionals I have ever experienced.

I have had four previous surgeries in some of the ‘top’ hospitals in the country and none compare to the Carling Adrenal Center.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 15, 2023

After being diagnosed with Cushing disease and being told "we need to find the right surgeon", I was referred to General surgery at local University. First available consultation date was 6 months away! I was despondent that this was the best I could find locally.

I started looking for adrenal surgeons and found "the right one" in Dr. Carling. He has a great team that got me scheduled for surgery within a month and I am already home recouping. I could not be happier with the surgery and my treatment by Dr. Carling and the rest of his fabulous team. They know exactly what to do and how to treat adrenal patients. Do not hesitate, no matter where you live to take advantage of Dr. Carling expertise!!! Thank you Dr. Carling, I am feeling better every day!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 15, 2023

I was a recent patient at Carling Adrenal Center at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. The rare tumor on my adrenal gland required an experienced adrenal gland physician with extensive and updated surgical methods. A local urologist in Ohio told me that the tumor on my adrenal gland "was nothing" and that it could not be causing my frequency of urination. I was afraid to use a physician who had infrequent acquaintance with adrenal gland surgery. I had a call from Dr. Carling to address fears, concerns and questions about my upcoming surgery. He is in Tampa Florida and I live in Ohio. I flew into Florida on Sunday, had laparoscopy (editor: the mini back scope adrenalectomy; MBSA) surgery with professional assistance from caring staff members, and flew home on the following Sunday. I had a one night hospital stay in a beautiful, private room only facility with staff who answered call lights immediately, provided time to answer questions, and to listen to my needs as a surgical patient.

The food offered was healthy and tasteful. Free food service was available for my sister caregiver. The staff were professional, facility was clean, and the process of admission was thorough. I am free of extreme lightheaded episodes, frequent urination and extreme blood pressure fluctuations that were previously unexplained. I am extremely grateful to the Carling Adrenal Center for their expertise and kindness. Please do not hesitate to use physicians who specialize in adrenal and endocrine surgery!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 12, 2023

Did you google best adrenal surgeon in the USA and see Dr. Carling? Then did you think this is too good to be true or "hey, they can pay google to be on top?" After seeing 3 surgeons who all wanted to remove my adrenal gland (one through my abdomen robotically), Dr. Carling stayed in the back of my mind. I am/was bilateral so what happens in the future if I need the other adrenal gland removed? Why were the surgeons so quick to say, we remove the entire gland. Now I know. You must have a skilled surgeon to remove only the tumor. My experience with Dr. Carling and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery could not have been better. Dr. Carling is an excellent surgeon. He called and informed me that he thought I was a good candidate for tumor removal. (Another weird thing as the only in person meeting for me was prior to going under, but trust me that's ok especially if like me you are specifically going to Tampa for surgery.) He removed my tumor and saved part of my adrenal gland. In around 17 minutes he had me in and out of surgery (vs 2 hours from other surgeons). I was able to tolerate the pain with only tylenol for my overnight stay and the following day. The hospital is immaculate and all rooms are private. The "Care Team" nurses were professional, friendly, not overworked or stressed, always asking if there was anything I needed with a smile. I highly recommend Dr. Carling for anyone who needs adrenal surgery. Thank you Dr. Carling!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 6, 2023

I was referred to Dr. Carling by my endocrinologist for a tumor on my left adrenal gland. From the initial phone call to set up a consultation with Dr. Carling to the follow up after surgery, Dr. Carling and his whole staff were top notch, very professional, pleasant and caring! At my consultation Dr. Carling explained everything to me and answered all my questions. He really put me at ease with the surgery procedure. Meredith, his Nurse Practitioner, called me after the surgery to check on me and was very helpful answering any questions that I had. I would 100% recommend Dr. Carling and the Carling Adrenal Center!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 28, 2023

I was very impressed with this hospital. I would hightly recommend it. Dr Carling and staff were all very kind. I would recommend staying at one of the hospitals recomended Hotels. They had a shuttle back and forth to the hospital free of charge.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 26, 2023

Dr. Carling and his staff are top notch! Efficacy and experienced on all levels. I had my Left Adrenal Gland and tumor removed July 11th and have been feeling great! Minimal discomfort during my overnight stay and recovery! Truly the Best of the Best!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 19, 2023

Dr. Carling and his team are amazing. I would gladly give them all 10 stars. As soon as I found out I had Pheochromocytoma & my doctor referred me to Dr. Carling for surgery, I completed the online form and was contacted immediately by his staff. They were very efficient, friendly and encouraging as I went through the initial process. Dr. Carling called me prior to surgery and went through a thorough explanation of what the procedure would be like, answering all my questions. The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery is a beautiful facility, they gave me a private room and treated me & my husband like family. They had a recliner for him and fed both of us – felt like we were at a 5 star Resort. The staff made sure I was okay and Dr. Carling came in before and after surgery to check on me and answer any questions I might have. I appreciated his expertise as well as the friendly and caring nurses and staff on site. After the surgery they made sure I had everything I needed to recover at home and called to check on me a few days later. I went through the mini back scope adrenalectomy operation with 3 incisions. The tumor was just under 2” & they gave me a photograph of it. Most of my adrenal gland was saved. I went back to my desk job after just one week at home. I love the care, compassion and respect that I received. I have never before had surgery where I didn’t get sick when waking up from the anesthesia, but they made sure they did everything they could to avoid that – & I did not get nauseated at all. Thank God I only had to drive 2 hours to get to Tampa but I definitely see why people travel from all over the world to seek Dr. Carlings care. There is some pain involved in the recovery, but most of it can be reduced by icing and Extra Strength Tylenol. I stayed a little puffy and swollen after surgery for about a week, but that is to be expected. Dr. Carling and the entire staff are phenomenal! From the moment I arrived through the recovery process. The entire process is extremely well organized. I am so very grateful for Dr. Carling and the entire staff at Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. Thank you & God Bless each of you!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 13, 2023

10 weeks post adrenalectomy and I Feel AMAZING! Had my surgical follow up with Dr Horinek and EVERYTHING IS STABLE. He upgraded me from Stage 3b Kidney Failure to only Stage 1. All blood work came back completely stable and normalized except my BUN which is slightly elevated. Nothing a little hydration won't fix. I'm down to only 15 units of insulin with my glucose running in the 70's so we are going to tapper insulin completely off and transition to Farxiga. Which will further help the kidneys. He is completely shocked at my recovery. I have lost 3 & 1/2 pants sizes and 71lbs. My blood pressures are completely normal! No more labile resistant hypertension! No hypokalemia! No hyponatremia, No hypomagnesemia, No more anemia, No muscle cramps! Thank you and Dr Carling & the entire Carling Adrenal Center team!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 10, 2023

I had a surgery on 28th of June. I wanted to leave a statement how grateful I am for all the cares I got by Dr. Carling and his team. I flew all the way from Bulgaria to Tampa, because I read about Dr. Carling and his innovative approach for surgery of adrenal gland. For almost a year I was struggling with weight gain, changes of my face (round face), but now Dr. Carling assured me that most likely I will slowly go back to my previous shape!!!! So, in brief, I would recommend to everyone who has any issues with adrenal gland to approach Dr. Carling. I did it and I think this was the best choice I made! Highly appreciate all the team and organisation! Thanks again Dr. Carling and the team

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 2, 2023

My wife had been struggling with erratic blood pressure for more than 5 years. When it was finally determined that the tumor on her right adrenal gland needed to be removed, the specialist at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan couldn’t do the surgery due to her many abdominal surgeries, along with a mesh from a stomach separation. After failed attempts in finding any surgeons to perform this from the back, we luckily stumbled on to Dr Carling. As I write this post, my wife has completed her surgery successfully and is on the mend. It was an unparalleled experience from all aspects. Dr. Carling is simply the best. We are grateful for him, his exceptional staff and the adrenal center. Thank you!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 23, 2023

The Carling Adrenal Center is a first class hospital and wish I would have contacted them sooner. The process from intake to surgery was handled wonderfully! My 17 year old daughter was showing signs of Cushing's and we were dismissed by many doctors in Cleveland even though she had an adrenal adenoma. While researching her symptoms I came across Dr. Carling's website which gave me a wealth of information and helped me advocate for her health. Once, I found out my insurance would cover the cost in Tampa, we both knew Dr. Carling was the best best choice for removal. Flew in night before, surgery was less than 30 minutes and stayed two days after discharged before flying home. The recovery time has been really good for her and was able to manage pain with Tylenol. She will be on hydrocortisone until her other adrenal gland wakes up and they gave us clear instructions after surgery until we seen her local endocrinologist. She graduated high school two weeks and 1 day after the surgery. Looking at this picture you would never know she had surgery just over 2 weeks ago. Thank you Dr. Carling and The Adrenal Center!!!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 22, 2023

I’m feeling great!! Feeling so fortunate and blessed to have had this procedure with Dr. Carling at the hospital with all of you wonderful, caring and talented folks. Truly appreciate all of you. Thank you sooo much and God bless you all.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 14, 2023

Discharged today after having a MBSA by Dr. Carling. From the time I booked surgery to discharge I can truly say how amazing everyone there has been. From Dr., To staff, to nurses this place is top notch. Well worth the trip from any location.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 8, 2023

I have bilateral adrenal issues and will be forever grateful to Dr. Carling for giving me the opportunity to have a cure, without the necessity of lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. Partial bilateral mini back scope surgeries are my solution to what would otherwise be a completely different (albeit manageable) life. Thank you sincerely to everyone at Carling Adrenal Center, and particularly to Dr. Tobias Carling. You are amazing!"

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 8, 2023

Dr. Carling and the entire staff are phenomenal! From the moment I got there I felt safe, secure, and confident in my decision to go there. It is extremely well organized. I only wish that all “adrenal” surgeons had Dr. Carling’s skill level and expertise. I am just so grateful that I was able to have the benefit of it.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 26, 2023

If you need this type of surgery, do yourself a favor and see this man. Even if you have to travel a considerable distance, it will be very much worth it.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 24, 2023

The office is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and welcoming. The nurses and administrative team are quick to return calls and answer emails. Dr. Carling is professional, takes time to explain and make sure the patient and family members understand the disease process and procedures. He has excellent bedside manner. We had an excellent experience and I would Highly recommended the physician and facility.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 18, 2023

From entry to discharge my experience was astounding, the Center does everything to make you and your guests feel comfortable and relaxed. All of your staff for your procedure come to meet and greet you and even Dr Carling comes in to explain the procedure. They inform you of everything that is happen before it is done so that you are totally relaxed and I was able to walk out after only a day. I love the care, compassion and respect that I was treated with as I had a difficult time with the anesthesia and couldn't hold anything down. My nurse watched over me with much concern like I was her child.

I felt totally amazed by by my experience and know why people travel afar to see Dr Carling and His Staff. However, there is some pain involved in the recovery. You need to maintain your medication schedule to avoid this and to keep it at a tolerable level. I also recommend a heating pad as it was very helpful in reducing the pain without an increase in medication. I mostly just used the Extra Strength Tylenol. You may feel much better from your extra ailments very soon after as in my case but remember that it is also a surgery so you may or may not have pain for over a week after.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 15, 2023

Highly recommend is an understatement! From consultation to next days release after my procedure. Dr Carling, Meredith and the entire staff were professional, courteous, caring and prompt. Cleanest medical facility I’ve ever visited. My decision to go out of network and travel was a very wise choice! Dr. Carling thank you for taking on my case and for the outstanding care. This retired veteran is sold!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 13, 2023

Dr, Carling and his staff are exceptional. Everyone that was involved in my mother's surgery explained in detail what was going to happen and made sure we all felt comfortable before surgery. I would recommend him to anybody; very personal and friendly.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 9, 2023

This was my only surgery, so I have nothing to compare it to, but the entire staff at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery was 5 star. All of the staff, nurses, and doctors we interacted with were amazing: kind, patient, knowledgable, and compassionate. Dr. Carling was amazing and I appreciated his knowledge, directness, and experience in our consultation and his attention to detail on the day of surgery. He was patient to answer all of my questions before and after surgery and was able to completely remove my adrenal tumor in less than half an hour of surgery. I am now 2 weeks post-op and healing really well. Meredith has been easy to get in touch with when had questions after being discharged. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Dr. Carling and his entire crew. It was worth the 10 hour drive to see him and have him perform my surgery.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 8, 2023

After seven years of research, seven years of numerous emergency room visits, numerous hospitalizations, hundreds of thousands of dollars just to be told there's nothing we can do. Couple weeks ago my renal doctor told me "We need help!" He asked me to see his mentor, I agreed saying then you have to see my mentor! He agreed and asked me who that was. I told him God is who I go to. He agreed and the next day we were researching new information on pheochromocytoma and seven articles came up by Dr. Carling. This led us to his website and within a week I had a consultation. I had to start cardio workouts and lose 10 to 20lbs before surgery and by week 3 I was in Tampa Florida prepping for surgery. God's perfect time!! I didn't realize how much I was merely surviving each day until I didn't feel it anymore. I am a completely new person today! No words can ever truly express the gratitude I have for Dr Carling and his team for giving me a renewed hope in medicine and a new chance at life!! I am 5 days post op and feeling amazing with my blood pressure completely normalized. I will tell anyone and every who will listen how amazing you all are! - Much Love and Thanks

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 14, 2023

One of the best hospitals and staff I have ever had. Dr Carling and his team are amazing.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 4, 2023

I came to Dr. Carling with an aldosterone producing adrenal tumor. It took over 10 years to get a diagnosis for this issue from my doctors at home. The tumor was causing high blood pressure and other issues. Dr. Carling’s remedy was much easier than my doctors at home. There were no surprises after the less invasive procedure. My blood pressure and other adrenal issues have now normalized. The facility is new and clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating to me and my family.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 4, 2023

Dr. Carling and his entire staff, along with the hospital staff are superb! I had my adrenal gland removed 4 weeks ago. I have been plagued by horrible migraines (avg. of 3 per week) before surgery. I have had 1 headache since surgery! I am amazed that just removing the adrenal would stop the headaches! I am forever in their gratitude!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 25, 2023

My mom just had surgery here and she says this place is amazing. The staff made her feel comfortable and even accommodated my dad who stayed with my mom the entire time. This is truly a place that cares about their patients.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 15, 2023

As a retired Respiratory Therapist and being there on the frontline for decades I found Dr Carling and his staff far exceeded the standard of care. I can certainly understand why they are perceived by many as the best in the world at what they do!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 26, 2023

Dr Carling is simply the best, don’t hesitate to travel here to get your surgery done - I’ve never been in better hands and his support team is stellar as well. Thank you Dr Carling for honing your craft. The skills you bring to us patients are a godsend! I had a partial adrenalectomy for a pheochromocytoma.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 23, 2023

Dr. Carling and the whole team at the Carling Adrenal Center was amazing. From the moment I saw them, though the surgery, until the next morning everyone was incredibly nice.

Dr. Carling was able to remove my aldosterone producing tumor and, upon removal, my blood pressure immediately dropped significantly! I'd recommend anyone with similar issues, or other adrenal issues, to contact Dr. Carling. Best thing I've done all my life!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 22, 2023

BLUF: Dr. Carling saved my life. It is one year since I finally learned I had primary hyperaldosteronism. I had been taking a daily dose 40 mg of prescription potassium for almost 30 years and no one knew why. I had hypothyroidism and my full thyroid removed almost 20 years ago, but still felt terrible. I would swell up and my muscles cramped and hurt all the time. I was jittery inside but tired all the time. I gained weight but lots of it was fluid retention. My blood pressure went up and up and up. Over time I went from taking the lowest dose of one BP medicine to the highest doses of 4 BP medicines plus a high dose water tablet and 2 potassium pills every single day. I felt and looked bad. I had 3 stroke level ER visits over a 2 year span with BP of 220/120 and higher. The last time I left the ER I felt like I would die if I had that happened again because it was occurring closer together and the new or higher dose BP medicine wasn’t working at all.

My sister found Dr. Carling for her parathyroid problems, and we figured out I likely had an adrenal tumor. I finally begged the nephrologist to order the CT scan after I did the Renin bloodwork on my own and it was abnormal. On Valentine’s Day in 2022 they found the tumor. JOY! I was processed very quickly into Dr. Carling’s surgery schedule and had my left adrenal gland was removed March 23, 2022. I actually had 3 tumors and 2 were producing aldosterone…slowly killing me. I did not take potassium the very next day after surgery! I am now on one mid-level dose BP medicine and think I’ll eventually get off of it. I am not swollen all the time. I don’t hurt like I did. I have not had any crazy high blood pressure readings in a year! I feel so calm inside. Praise to GOD for helping me find Dr. Carling and his very caring, competent, friendly staff. They saved my life.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 20, 2023

I have been experiencing symptoms for over six years. I have had muscle weakness, primarily in my legs that limited my walking to only short distances at times. I had a pounding fast heartbeat with discomfort behind my sternum, especially after any physical activity. I had severe muscle cramps in my upper legs that would last for 15 to 30 minutes and involuntary muscle switching, hand tremors and occasionally upper body tremors. In the last few months, I developed blurry vision and had episodes of kaleidoscope vision. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease four years ago, but Synthroid did not resolve my symptoms. I did not have high blood pressure which I believe is common with adrenal tumors. I was tested for neurological, endocrine, and cardiac diseases with no diagnosis. I even spent a week at the Mayo Clinic.

I was aware that my older brother had died from a heart attack caused by an adrenal tumor when he was 53 years old. After having a cat scan for diverticulosis six years ago, I learned I had an incidental adenoma, not from the doctor or hospital, but reading the report myself. I brought this to the attention of my endocrinologist who performed blood and urine tests annually. Every other year since, I had another cat scan. These tests did not raise any red flags that my adrenal tumor was the issue.

After about two years of being seriously ill, my symptoms slowly dissipated, and I seemed to be back to normal. Then, the symptoms began to come back after about three years. First, I noticed my legs were getting weak again and the severe muscle cramps returned. I started to have a rapid pounding heartbeat after any level of physical activity. I could not even tolerate my thyroid medications because they made my symptoms worse.

My wife found Dr. Carling’s website and I applied to become a patient. Dr. Carling’s team obtained my medical records, and I received a telephone call to arrange my first appointment. Since I live in New York and I was very ill, I had my appointment with Dr. Carling via a teleconference call.

Dr. Carling felt certain that my illness was caused by the adrenal tumor despite the “normal” previous test results in New York. Dr. CarIing told me the surgery would take about 30 minutes and would be performed with a mini scope. I was told I would stay overnight after the surgery and be discharged the next day. With no other viable alternative, I decided to have the surgery, which was arranged for in less than three weeks.

I arrived at the Carling Adrenal Center at 6:15 a.m. and I was so impressed with the kindness and professionalism of every person I encountered. I received a cat scan and underwent blood tests and was prepped for surgery and anesthesia at 8:00 a.m. Dr. Carling visited me before surgery and assured me that I would be cured by the surgery. At 9:00 a.m. I went to the operating room. The next thing I knew, I was in recovery and a short time later I was in a private room until the next morning. During the night, my blood was tested to monitor my cortisol level. Everything was normal and Dr. Carling visited me before I was discharged before noon.

From the time I woke up after the surgery, all of my symptoms were gone except for a short period of time then my heart rate was over 100 bpm after taking the recommended walks in the hallway. I received a medication for the heart rate one time and after that my heart rate has been normal.

Dr. Carling has given me my life back. I felt certain that I was going to have a heart attack or a stroke before I had the surgery. I am so grateful to Dr. Carling for what he has done for me and so many others. Somehow, the rest of the medical profession has to learn to treat adrenal disease as Dr. Carling does. He is light years ahead of everyone else.

Thank you, Dr. Carling, and everyone at the Carling Adrenal Center!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 13, 2023.

I had no other surgery to compare my experience with except a wrist reduction. Dr. Carling called this experience a slam dunk. I label it painless. I know that it is unbelievable that all I’ve had since surgery is extra strength Tylenol, One the evening after surgery, the other one the next night. I give thanks to God, Dr. Carling who has perfected great skill, and to the PCP I finally found who would investigate the reason for my problems instead of adding medication after medication.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Febr 8, 2023.

Dr Carling is a excellent adrenal gland surgeon. The best in the USA. If not for him I would have had to have both of my adrenal glands taken. He did a partial sparing adrenalectomy where he takes out the tumors and save about 15 precent of tissue where you don't have to be on hormone therapy replacement for the rest of your life. People please do your research like I did if you ever need to have adrenal surgery.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 25, 2023.

I give the Carling Adrenal hospital, Dr Carling and staff a 5 star rating. I couldn’t have had better care and service my complete stay. I highly recommend Dr Carling and this hospital. Thank you, Janice Carty. Oklahoma City

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 5, 2023.

Please let me start by saying that I was NOT a straight forward case. I am a Cornell trained veterinarian so I had a good understanding of adrenal function to start and it took me 8 years of chronic illness to get endocrinologists to test me appropriately and to find Dr. Carling. Dr. Carling literally has saved my life- as so many other patients have said in their reviews. Not only is he the best adrenal specialist I have encountered (I encountered many at NYC hospitals), he is also a kind, caring, warm person. First of all I had Conn's syndrome (hyperaldosteronism) but an atypical case in that my renin was always normal (not suppressed), an adrenal sampling assessed bilateral disease, and I did not have classical hypertension. I was hypertense FOR ME because I had always had hypotension my entire life.

I also had episodic Cushing's disease. I had all of the symptoms- truncal obesity, thinning hair, thin skin, insomnia, tachycardia, buffalo hump, and many others. Each endocrinologist would take one look at me and say - "You have Cushing's". Then they would run one test and tell me it was negative. I had been pleading with drs for years to test me serially for Cushings but could not find one who would until this past August. I had elevated 24 hour urines more than half the time. Even then that doctor was fixated on my pituitary gland (which was scanned 3 times as normal) because my adrenal scans were misread and downgraded from a nodule to "mild thickening" making endocrinologists think it was unlikely to be causing all of my issues. I recall all of this because I want other patients who are knowledgeable about both Conn's and Cushing's to see I was an atypical case. Dr. Carling took one look at my 85 pages of labs and 4 abdominal scans and called it correctly. He told me that my left adrenal gland was absolutely diseased (nodular, not just mildly thickened) and the right was normal. That I had episodic Cushing's and that was why some of my numbers were bouncing around making it difficult for endocrinologists to call it.

He reassured me that left adrenalectomy would be something he would do if it were himself and that there was a very good chance I would feel better afterwards. He was right. When my left adrenal gland was removed I saw a picture of it and almost half of it was full of nodules. It stained positive for aldosterone synthase. My cortisol dropped dramatically post-op. I am currently only 5 weeks post-op. I can sleep through the night again. I no longer have horrible tachycardia. I have stopped sweating excessively. My mood is amazing - back to my old positive self. It is like someone took off these dreadful sad glasses and gave me back my normal attitude. I am exercising again. I am looking forward to slowly losing all this weight. Dr. Carling reassured me to be patient - it takes time (maybe 6 months) to feel all the positive effects.

The hospital staff were amazing - especially my nurses. They were so educated about my disease and so reassuring (call out to Karen and Biji). And Dr. Carling- he called me Dr. on our first consult (thank you for that...vet school was hard). He knew my husband's first name when I mentioned he was on the call. He knew all 85 pages of my lab work like it was his own. He hugged me, held my hand, reassured me pre- and post-op. He is an absolute gem of a person. And he is an adrenal expert like no other in this country. I would turn to him immediately for any adrenal disease. He is worth the time, any expense, and travel (I drove to Tampa from NYC region). All I hope for is that other patients who are struggling with adrenal disease find reassurance in my review. Even if you have a difficult kind of case and have been discouraged by endocrinologists. Please reach out to Dr. Carling and have him consult you. He was put on this earth for a special reason- I truly believe that. Thank you Dr. Carling and all the staff for giving me my life back. I will never forget you.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Jan 1, 2023.

My experience with pheochromocytoma began with extremely painful splitting headaches, racing heart rate, feelings of panic, and extremely high blood pressures of over 200/120 mm Hg. My symptoms led to a 24 hour urinary metanephrines test. My normetanephrine level was almost 4000 mcg in a 24 hour period compared to a normal level of 75-375 mcg. This extremely elevated normetanephrine level led to a high suspicion for pheochromocytoma, which was confirmed by an abdominal MRI which found a 5.5 cm cystic right adrenal gland mass. I was thus diagnosed with pheochromocytoma - a tumor of chromaffin cells which produce epinephrine and norepinephrine.

I met with several endocrine surgeons around the country, but Dr. Tobias Carling was simply the best. His incredibly high case volume and his world-class expertise on adrenalectomies were unparalleled. The ideal surgeon is one who has performed the procedure countless times, and Dr. Carling had that surgical history. His emphasis on the choice of the retroperitoneal approach for the removal of adrenal tumors was extremely important. The retroperitoneal approach uses incisions on the flank and back to access the retroperitoneal space directly where the adrenal glands are located. Most surgeons still currently prefer the transabdominal approach simply because they are more familiar with that approach despite the many advantages conferred by the retroperitoneal approach. As a result, patients will have scar tissue from the transabdominal approach in both the abdominal wall and the peritoneal wall internally compared to the retroperitoneal approach which only has scar tissue on the exterior of the flank and back.

During my in-person consultation with Dr. Carling at the Carling Adrenal Center, he examined the imaging I had brought and patiently explained the entire procedure and answered every question I had - even the technical questions about the advantages of the retroperitoneal approach and the possible risks of manipulating the tumor. He was never arrogant or impatient despite my many questions. His answers revealed the depth of his knowledge on the matter. I truly felt like he had the two most important qualities of a surgeon: technical skill and genuine care for the patient's well-being.

The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa is an exceptional hospital driven by exceptional dedication on the part of the staff. Dr. Tobias Carling and Dr. Vimal Shah provided outstanding care for me on the day of my surgery. Meredith LaRue was so helpful with the post-operative care. Despite the extra adhesion of my tumor to the inferior vena cava, Dr. Carling was able to accomplish total resection of the adrenal tumor while leaving 10% of the unaffected adrenal cortex. Scarring was minimal with one round scar and one thin linear scar on my side and back. Even while facing a daunting diagnosis and surgery, I could at least be assured of how I was in the care of the best endocrine surgeon and team for the job. Dr. Carling saved my life with his skill and care. I have no doubt that I received the absolute best possible surgical care from him and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery for which I will be forever grateful.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 22, 2022.

Dr Carling and his staff are amazing! What a blessing our paths crossed. He did an amazing surgery on my mom that will change her life. He and his team are caring and extremely kind. Thank you Carling team!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 10, 2022.

I was referred to Dr.Carling from my pcp and was impressed by the clear videos and explanations about the mini-back scope adrenalctomy. Dr. Carling took the time to answer questions about the surgery and made me feel more at ease about the procedure. He was attentive and caring both before and post operation.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Dec 1, 2022.

Amazing!! I finally found the help I needed here after 15 years of suffering. Staff were amazing and I can’t praise Dr Carling enough! He saved my life!! I will forever be grateful!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Nov 29, 2022.

For the past year I had been suffering intermittently from high blood pressure and high heart rate. With no known cause. Unbeknownst to me and I would later find out, I had a tumor on my left adrenal gland. My primary doctor, over the course of this year, kept trying to convince me that what I was experiencing was anxiety. I had endured numerous emergency room visits due to my heart rate and I have also worn two Holter monitors. the diagnosis: tachycardia. My cardiologist then put me on Atenolol, a beta blocker, to reduce the tachycardia events and lower my blood pressure, which did help tremendously. Later, I found out I was suffering from mild left ventricular hypertrophy that was discovered on an ECHO, which is indicative of on-going high blood pressure, which for the most part was silent; until later this year as my symptoms progressed.

I started digging through medical files from the past year. I discovered, on a CT scan, I had a left adrenal adenoma. I immediately started making doctor appointments and trying to connect the dots. Why wasn’t this ever discussed with me before? How was this overlooked? So many questions swirling around my brain. But nobody seemed to have an answer for me. In the interim, I had come across Dr. Carling’s website that is not only filled to the brim with information but it also makes it palatable for all readers to grasp beyond basic knowledge of adrenal tumors. Forearmed is forwarded, right? I read every single page of the website numerous times. I felt competent enough to address the issue with my doctors. In those moments, I came to a startling realization: That I now probably know more about adrenal tumors, than most of the doctors I have been dealing with. From that moment forward, I knew with certainty, that Dr. Carling would be the surgeon that was going to help me find relief.

During my consultation with Dr. Carling, he had mentioned that some adrenal hormones are cyclical. Meaning that they’re not always going to show high values unless you’re having an “episode”. He presented me with two options. The first option was to wait a year and see what happens. The second option was to go ahead and remove it now. The answer was clear. Why would I wait for the damage to get worse and more debilitating than it already is? I took a chance and I scheduled the surgery. The surgery was quick and I was awake and walking in the halls late that same evening. The next morning, Dr. Carling did a stim test to check my adrenal function. When he came into my room that morning to go over everything, he said “this was definitely a cortisol producing tumor.”

I was able to fly back to Chicago from Tampa within two days of surgery. I am now two-weeks post-op and I haven’t had to take my Atenolol since the day of surgery. Both my heart rate and my blood pressure has maintained normal levels. This was a long story, and probably a typical story in the day and life of Dr. Carling. However, I can’t help but to think what my life would have been like a year from now; had I of not done this surgery when I did. A bigger tumor would have probably meant bigger symptoms, thus, bigger problems.

My tumor was small but also mighty. It attacked my body in stealth mode without a notable trace. A trace, aside from my symptoms, that didn’t become visible until after Dr. Carling removed the tumor and ran post-op lab work and without doubt was able to diagnose the excessive cortisol that was infiltrating my body. I’m SO excited to be sitting here healing from a successful surgery rather than waiting a year with terrifying symptoms. If you’re reading this and you have any reservations or doubt, please call Dr. Carling! My biggest take away from this experience, and advice to others, is to never ignore even the smallest of tumors and never ignore your symptoms. Small tumors can cause just as much problems as large ones, but they do their damage much more silently. For this reason, you need an expert like Dr. Carling to review your case. Most doctors will not be attuned to how these tumors operate so sneakily.

The entire experience from start to finish has truly has been the blessing that I needed. I thank you, Dr. Carling, with my whole heart.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Nov 26, 2022.

After 5 years of being told I suffer from anxiety attacks that caused episodes of extreme spikes in my blood pressure, headaches, heart palpitations, sweating and shortness of breath, a tumor was accidentally found on my adrenal gland after I had a kidney stone. Turns out all my symptoms were the result of a pheochromocytoma. I had a hard time finding a surgeon willing and able to perform the surgery. I just happened to find Dr Carling while doing a Google search of my symptoms. I am SO grateful I found him. Not only is he the BEST surgeon for this type of tumor, but he is the NICEST medical professional I have ever met. His entire staff is kind and caring. Dr. Carling did my surgery on Nov 8 and I have never felt better. You only need to travel to see him once for your surgery, but somehow they make you feel like they are with you ever step of the way and that you are the most important patient. I can't say enough nice things about Dr Carling.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on October 19, 2022.

While this review is lengthy, I feel it necessary to explain what a wonderful team and surgeon Dr Carling has and is.

After having horrible symptoms of high anxiety, night sweats, headaches, muscle soreness and the list goes on, it was discovered I had tumors growing on both of my adrenal glands in June of 2022. While most of my doctors agreed the tumors needed to be removed ASAP, none of them knew of any surgeons in Colorado, or anywhere else, that could remove the tumors without removing my entire adrenal glands. As I have so many times in the past, I immediately began doing my own research as I personally did not want to be on steroids for the rest of my life, if at all possible

I was so overjoyed when I came across the Carling Adrenal Institute, their website was so informative and my intuition was that I found the right place for my surgery. WOW, my intuition was spot on!!!

From the first time I reached out, Sara, Dr Carling’s coordinator, was immediately and continuously in touch with me. I filled out the new patient form and uploaded all tests I had to date. Caridad, Dr Carling’s nurse in his office, immediately got in touch with me to provide additional blood work needed. Once I had those blood tests done, Dr Carling immediately reviewed all my tests and a virtual consultation was set up immediately. After talking with Dr Carling, we absolutely, with 100% certainty, knew he was the right surgeon. Within no time flat, I had a date for surgery.

Unfortunately, my surgery date was scheduled for the day prior to Hurricane Ian. Since Ian was originally forecasted to hit Tampa, my surgery was cancelled as the hospital and our hotel was in the mandatory evacuation zone. My husband and I immediately went to Dr Carling’s ofc and the front desk administrator (apologize we did not write down her name), had Caridad come out to talk to us. She immediately put me on the schedule for the following Tuesday as we did not want to fly back to Colorado without having the surgery.

On the day of surgery, Oct 4th, we arrived at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. Our first interaction with the check in team was awesome! Eddie was absolutely wonderful working the main check-in desk, he is excellent at his job and on top of everything! Sandra, who actually did the check in paperwork, was also awesome. She didn’t just check us in but continued to monitor us sitting in the waiting room and ensuring we were taken back to the pre-op room.

Barbara, the pre-op nurse, was excellent and we felt right at home! Lori, who did my IV, was also excellent and both were extremely kind and down to earth! While in the pre-op waiting area, Dr Carling’s surgical nurse Meredith, came to see us. WOW, what a beautiful soul Meredith is, she spent ample time with us and answered any and all questions we had in layman terms. Both my husband and I immediately fell in love with her, her knowledge and her personal interaction with us. The next individual we interacted with was the anesthesiologist, Dr Shaw, another team member that was absolutely wonderful and took the time to explain everything for surgery and yet, was so personable at the same time! When it was time to take me to get the pre-op CT Scan, even Tequaila, the individual who took me back for the scan, was also absolutely wonderful. After the CT Scan results were available, Dr Carling came to talk with my husband and I. He is just as great in person as he was on the virtual call, so down to earth, very knowledgeable, skilled and again, explained anything and everything in laymen terms. Our entire experience up to this point was the best experience we have EVER had in any medical environment!

I was taken for surgery and within 35 mins, Dr Carling called my husband to let him know the surgery went great! Seriously 35 mins and he had the tumor out of me (approximately a 3.5-inch tumor) and was able to save 20% of my adrenal gland. If I would have had the surgery anywhere else, it would have been a minimum of a 2-hour surgery and they would not have saved any of my adrenal gland!

Once in the recovery room, I had woken quite quickly and met Josie, the recovery nurse assigned to me. Josie was on top of her game and another beautiful soul. I was in the post-op recovery room for quite some time due to lack of beds in the hospital, mainly due to everyone being rescheduled from the week prior due to Hurricane Ian. I was perfectly fine waiting in the recovery room and was amazed at the team work I was witnessing. Michelle, the charge nurse, was also outstanding at her job. Her leadership skills were awesome and I completely understood why everyone loved working in this environment. As a patient, it totally reflected on the wonderful care everyone was receiving.

Once I was transferred to a bed, I was under the care of nurse Maureen during the evening and was absolutely wonderful. Karen, the night nurse, was just as awesome and since I spent the majority of my stay with her, I can’t express how knowledgeable, experienced, and down-to-earth she was - such a beautiful and caring individual!

The next morning, after I had completed the simulation test to determine if my left adrenal was now functioning properly, Dr Carling and his nurse, Meredith , came to see me and my husband. Again, I can’t express how wonderful these two individuals are and what an OUTSTANDING team they make! I seriously wanted to jump up and down when they relayed that I really did not need to do any further follow-up tests, for my adrenal, as it was now functioning normally. Though I could not jump up and down quite yet, I did hoot and holler and was so very thankful to both of them and the ENTIRE team! I was soon released from the hospital and within 2 days was on a plane back to Colorado.

While I still have the tumor on the right side, as Dr Carling explained, it is too dangerous to remove at this time. In addition, 95% of people with two tumors never need the second tumor removed. I will only have to have the second one removed if it ever starts to create issues. Dr Carling DOES NOT do unnecessary tests or procedures just because, he only recommends ongoing tests if absolutely warranted. From an ongoing perspective we will just monitor the second tumor with my primary doc in Colorado.

Please, look no further if you are looking for a more than qualified surgeon - Dr Carling is 1000% the right individual in our book!

While it is unfortunate that we did not document everyone’s name that cared for me, I can honestly state this was the best experience my husband and I ever had, from a medical stand point! There was absolutely no one who was not on top of their game or genuinely cared!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 28, 2022.

Dr. Carling is an amazing surgeon! Meredith (NP) and Dr. Carling make an awesome team and are willing to help answer any questions. The facility is a well oiled machine. Completely worth the flight to be with THE best!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 23, 2022.

We reached out to Dr. Carling’s office via email and he personally emailed me back immediately. From that moment forward, our experience with his office was both personal and efficient. He was informative and his staff bent over backwards to facilitate our needs.

My daughter had been seen by six different specialists prior to finding Dr. Carling, and none of them could identify the source of her symptoms (acute onset of mental health issues such as fear and panic; racing heart; fatigue; occasionally passing out, and various other symptoms). They said the small mass on her Adrenal gland was not likely causing a problem. They dismissed it and us. We had no diagnosis prior to our surgery and Dr. Carling made no guarantee that it would help. Dr. Carling reviewed the scans and labwork we provided and he weighed the pros and cons of a surgery with us. We opted to try the surgery and we are so happy and relieved that we did. Before surgery began, my daughter had a resting heart rate that was high enough the pre-op nurse feared we should cancel the procedure, but the anesthesiologist was so acquainted with adrenal issues that he assured her it was a symptom of what we were there to fix, and to keep going. If we had been at a general surgery center I suspect they would have canceled the operation. Being at an adrenal-specific surgery center mattered. From the moment my daughter awakened after surgery, her symptoms improved. The results were faster and more complete than we had even hoped. Symptoms we did not realize were related were relieved by the 15 minute operation. Menstrual pain was relieved, sweaty hands are now dry- random and unexpected improvements resulted from that short operation! It is still astounding to realize that we would have been left to suffer the symptoms indefinitely if not for the Carling Adrenal Center.

Dr. Carling made no promises he could not keep, yet he delivered on a scale we could not have imagined. I strongly recommend his practice and this procedure to anyone who may be having any adrenal issues.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 22, 2022.

14 years ago, I had my first panic attack in Europe. Doctors told me that I have anxiety due to chest pain, heart palpitations 120 beats per minute, sweating, dizziness, and they prescribed me antidepressants. A year later, when I returned to America to get antidepressants, I had to do a stress test and visit a cardiologist. The cardiologist told me that my system is accelerated 75 percent more than in normal people and that I should not take antidepressants because they are not healthy, but to use beta blocker metoprolol tart. That will reduce my rapid heart rate and regulate the pressure and I won't have panic attacks anymore. I used beta blockers for two years and when I was in a different state I stopped using them. After that I didn't use any tablets anymore just to get used to not having to deal with all the symptoms and it became normal to me because I didn't know any better. Later I had a sinus infection and used antibiotics that destroyed my intestinal flora and I got C.diff. In the emergency room when I did a cat scan they found that I had a mass on the adrenal gland. After that I went to the specialist and she told me she knew the best Dr. Tobias Carling and he will remove my tumor in just 20 minutes. And I called and made an appointment. Doctor Tobias Carling scheduled an operation for me on 9-21-2022.

Doctor Tobias Carling is very knowledgeable and explained everything to me about the operation. On day of surgery I was a little nervous but trusted his expertise and knowledge. It was my first operation. When I arrived at the hospital for endocrine surgery. All the staff were top notch. Everyone was kind and understanding. The surgery went well. Prior to discharge Dr. Carling visited me, he provided me with after care information and wished me well. I didn't even have any severe pain, maybe from 1-10 I would say 3. Today is the second day, I have already arrived home and I feel great. I no longer feel an accelerated vital system, and for the first time after 14 years, my heartbeat is 74 beats per minute. Now I feel like a calm sea, and all this time there was a storm in my body. I was blessed to have met him. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He is a brilliant surgeon! Absolutely the best! Thank you Doctor Tobias Carling!!!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 21, 2022.

This was a great experience from consult to admissions to surgery to postoperative. Everyone was friendly, efficient, caring and professional. Hospital was bright and clean. Dr. Carling was excellent as was the staff. The sense of commraderie amongst the staff put me at ease. They even looked after the person accompanying me with free food and comfortable work stations and waiting areas. We traveled from Pennsylvania and it was the smartest thing we could have done. They even guide you through travel accommodations. My procedure was successful and post op has gone smoothly. I am a physician and without hesitation recommend this doctor and facility for excellent care.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 12, 2022.

Acts swiftly, does not send you for expensive, additional tests when you already have what is needed as far as documentation. Dr. Carling did more for me in 20 minutes than all combined doctors and hospitals of 20 years. Payor sources should start here and work backwards. Would save millions of dollars and lives. Very grateful.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 9, 2022.

After 3 years dealing with a tumor in my left adrenal gland that caused many imbalances in my potassium levels, aldosterone, blood pressure, panic attacks and anxiety, I was fortunate to find Dr Carling and his medical team at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa and it has truly been a blessing to me. Today is my second day after a successful surgery where I received the best and most professional care. Dr Carling is an exceptional doctor, humble and dedicated, concerned about every detail and providing the best care to patients. All staff compassionate and professional. Meredith, his Nurse Practitioner, amazing as well! Nurses, technicians... all the medical team in general absolutely incredible. It is so comforting to feel in good hands and confident. Thank you, Dr Carling, for being a blessing and a gift to humanity. Abundant blessings to you and your entire medical team!!.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 8, 2022.

Back in April 2021, a routine CT of the chest discovered a 4.5cm tumor in my L adrenal gland. Being a resident of Vero Beach, my only choice for care is Cleveland Clinic. By the time they performed an MRI of my abdomen to get a better look at the gland and tumor, it was September. I was referred to a oncologist who performed a biopsy of the tumor (which I found out after the fact is the LAST thing you want to do in my case). I was told the tumor was benign but when I asked the oncologist (Dr McGarry) what I should do now, I was told "I don't know. It's not cancer so I'm out of the picture". Fortunately, I was referred to the Carling Adrenal Center and Dr. Carling and scheduled surgery to have it removed on Dec. 15, 2021. Dr Carling performed a 'mini back scope' procedure and I was home the following day. Other than the expected soreness from the procedure, I was up and back to the majority of my normal routine within a week. Recently, I had a question as to my Cortisol production and the hydrocortisone steroids I had been prescribed post op. Dr Carling, himself, called me back with a day or two and answered my questions and put me at ease.

I unequivocally and without reservation highly recommend Dr Carling for anything that has to do with the adrenals. There is no better Dr. in the country (if not the world) who is as highly educated and knowledgable on the adrenals.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 7, 2022.

Dr. Carling and staff are truly the most informed, professional and dedicated Adrenal Specialists and team! I was well cared for from the weeks before surgery through before and after surgery. I highly recommend this Doctor, located at the Carling Adrenal Center, in Tampa Fl., if you or someone you know are having Adrenal issues. I had a tumor located on my left Adrenal Gland. Two days after surgery, I am already feeling 80% better than pre surgery. Best of luck to everyone going through these problems.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 7, 2022.

Six months after my super-successful robotic total hysterectomy for uterine serous/clear cell cancer at Daytona’s Halifax Hospital with Dr. Kelly Molpus, I checked in for a “suspicious mass” adrenalectomy at Tampa’s Carling Adrenal Center. I wasn’t nervous. - Not with adrenal specialist Tobias Carling, M.D., PhD, FACS as my chosen surgeon. Yet just as I was going under for removal of what hopefully wasn’t a metastatic tumor showing up on scans (it wasn’t), I felt a hand from one of Dr. Carling’s OR team slip into mine. Talk about the power of touch … that sweet gesture made an indelible impression, heralding attentive care received from Carling Center staffers throughout my 24-hour stay.

Back when Dr. Carling’s ever-expanding, fact-packed website first came to my attention, I was thunderstruck by this sentence: “We don’t mess around.” Nearly 20 years ago my daughter — after enduring seemingly endless medical diagnostic Tom-foolery — had learned of her bilateral adrenal tumors causing Cushings. Given her experience, my cancer concerns and my age (then 74), I knew Dr. Carling was for me. … And was he ever, complete with presentation of a postcard of my tumor during our post-op debriefing, also attended by my Gemini birthday buddy, Meredith LaRue, APRN. The Carling Adrenal Center’s gleaming new surgical facility, with giant TVs in patient rooms, is icing on the cake. For anyone with adrenal issues, I recommend consulting with Dr. Carling in person, or by phone (as I did), no matter where you live. Recovery took only a pain-free day or two, and six months after my MBSA mini-back surgery, I feel fabulous … better than I have in ages. Thank you, Dr. Carling, and wonderful nursing staff.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 3, 2022.

After 14 years of testing I was fortunate enough that my endo was at a seminar Dr Carling was at and discussed my case. Within weeks I had a consultation, a diagnosis, and a scheduled surgery for a mini back scope left adrenalectomy. I was amazed at the kind, caring and most of all knowledge, compassion and understanding of what I had been thru. Dr Carling and his entire staff from start to finish has left me with renewed faith in the medical field. A state of the art facility. I am truly blessed and forever grateful.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sep 1, 2022.

I can’t begin to put into words the incredible experience I received from this center. I have been dealing with this adrenal issue since 2017 - no-one would listen they all diagnosed me with anxiety disorder, slap a bandaid on me, send me home. I work in an Operating Room setting, my knowledge is wide and I still had trouble as a regular person would, trying to explain the way I’ve felt - at my place of work feeling sick everyday - Dr Tobias Carling and his staff from day one of meeting looked right at me and said don’t worry we know! I burst into tears after leaving the first meeting. I wasn’t crying for being upset I was crying to finally have someone listen to me and take me seriously. The surgery went smooth to remove my entire adrenal gland with the tumor. The staff from the front door all the way through the hospital to pre-post op and the nurses and anesthesiologist- CRNA are fabulous, very professional and very sweet they listen and check on you every minute but also with out disturbing you. It’s a wonderful hospital and a wonderful place if your feeling like I was lost and you need a specialist for adrenals please call them! I highly recommend Dr. Carling.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 31, 2022.

This is Patricia's Husband Tim. I don't have a Facebook account but felt my recent experience should be shared: Dr. Tobias Carling and the Hospital staff at the Endocrine Surgery Center in Tampa Florida, should be rated at the full number stars available. If there were 10 stars they should get a ten star rating. On August 23, Dr Carling preformed a Minimally Invasive Back Scope Adrenal Surgery or Mini-Posterior Retroperitoneal Scope Surgery on my right Adrenal Gland. The right Adrenal Gland is the most difficult and dangerous gland to operate on due to the number of blood vessels in the area of the Gland. He did it with precision and professionalism. He is certainly everything they say about him and more.

Not only is he the best, his whole staff and the staff at hospital staff, are incredible. I have been to 17 plus hospitals in the Country and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in Tampa Fl is by far the best I have ever seen. From Sara in Dr Carling’s staff, to Claudia in Scheduling, to Patricia at admitting, to Eileen and all the Nurses in the prep area, to the Anesthesiologist, Dr Shah, to the staff in the OR. To the nurses on the floor and of course Meredith and Dr Carling himself.

I give my whole-hearted thanks to the entire staff. They are wonderful. This was such a fantastic experience I almost want to come back for another one. Thank you, thank you all.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 30, 2022.

UPDATE: Almost 5 months post surgery - Still surprised how much the Pheo was negatively affecting my life. No more tremor, no panic attacks, no more intense sweating, no BP issues, no Blood sugar problems, even no more athlete's foot problems ...Still thanking the Lord for Dr. Carling and his team.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 30, 2022.

Dr. Carling is the greatest of all time + well worth the trip to Tampa, FL for his mini-back scope procedure! With no hesitation or doubt after consulting with him, I flew in from Los Angeles, CA, alone, + felt completely supported the entire time. Everything + everyone at the Carling Adrenal Center + Hospital for Endocrine Surgery is state-of-the-art-first class from start to finish. After 20+ years of struggling with my condition, which took many twists and turns until a precise diagnosis was made 18 years later, I thank God for sending me to Dr. Carling. Once I devoured his extensive website + watched hours of his YouTube videos, I sent an email through his site. Within 10 minutes Dr. Carling emailed me saying he would be happy to review my case. Save yourself precious time, pain + suffering by reading his extensive website + scheduling a consultation. I will always be forever grateful to Dr. Carling his team of dedicated professionals who love their work.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 24, 2022.

Please do not hesitate to travel to Tampa for Adrenal surgery. Dr. Carling is the greatest of all time and well worth the trip for his mini-back scope procedure. Everything and everyone is state-of-the-art from start to finish. After 20 years of struggling he knew exactly what to do. He has given me my life back and I am forever grateful!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 16, 2022.

I cannot say enough about the care and compassion I received from the entire staff at the Center for Endocrinology Surgery. The facility is one of the finest I have ever been to and I highly recommend it. Dr. Carling is also one of the nicest, caring and most knowledgeable doctors ever. I am so blessed to have found him to do my surgery. His assistant Meredith keeps you and your family informed of what to expect and keeps you prepared

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 9, 2022.

I had my surgery on August 2, 2022, with Dr Carling. He did my Adrenal glands surgery. I had a benign tumor. That was making my blood pressure, and potassium low. The Rep clerk, insurance clerk, the whole staffing were kind, caring. I had no pain after surgery. I didn't need any pain pills. Very little soreness. I walked around after the surgery. They also treating my family, with the same service. feeding them breakfast, lunch, and dinner.. I thank God for blessing me. With a loving Doctor and staff. Anna, Micheal, Zariel. The girl who wheeled me back and forth. To where I needed to be. I hope you enjoy your Jamaica trip. The staffing that took care of me. During my stay after the Surgery. Thanks you guys for the excellent Care. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 22, 2022.

I would like to thank Dr. Carling for saving my life. I am writing this review post op 9 days. I have been suffering for more than 20 years. Major weight gain and diabetes was ruining my life. I could not loose weight and I was exhausted all the time. After finally finding an endo doctor that finally took my issues seriously, I found myself to Dr. Carling in Tampa Florida. After reviewing my issues, I was scheduled for removal of tumor on my left adrenal gland within a month of meeting Dr. Carling in Tampa. It was found by accident after having a CT scan for another issue. Dr Carling is such a wonderful doctor and person. His care team are fantastic. I loved Meredith! I loved all my nurses too. They really really take care of you. I have never been treated the way I was treated while in the care of Dr. Carling and his staff. If you are considering surgery for adrenal tumors, make sure you get in touch with Dr. Carling. He knows just what to say and do to make everything right. I wish I could give more than 5 stars on this review. By the way, 9 days post op and I have never felt better and I'm down 12 lbs too! Thank you Dr. Carling.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on July 5, 2022.

So grateful I found this hospital and Dr Carling! I had a Pheochromocytoma removed on June 7th in Tampa. All the personnel were very professional and friendly and the hospital is so clean! I was able to check out and go home the next morning but I was checked on several times via phone calls to make sure I was on track in my recovery. Amazing facility! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 28, 2022.

Would like to leave 10 stars. I had my adrenal surgery on June 14. Everything went very smoothly thanks to the expertise of Dr. Tobias Carling. He truly is INCREDIBLE! I do not have enough kind words to express how thankful I am to have had him perform my surgery. It is no wonder people travel from all over to be in Dr. Carlings capable hands. His staff of nurses (Meredith, Josie, Maureen, Brandon and the rest) are all TOP notch. The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery is a state of the art facility. Staying in a private room with the services of the staff was like being in a 5 star hotel. My recovery from the mini-back surgery was virtually pain free. I feel wonderful. So if you need adrenal surgery, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Carling. You’ll be glad you did.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 15, 2022.

Dr. Carling performed my adrenalectomy on May 3, 2022, and I just cannot say enough about the positive experience I had with everybody on Dr. Carling’s team – their knowledge, expertise and availability are truly the epitome of what “service with excellence” should look like everywhere within our Health Care system. Everyone did a phenomenal job-- from Sara Fan, who orchestrated everything for me leading up to surgery, to working with Meredith LaRue, APRN, after surgery.

My situation was different than most patients. My tumor was discovered after having a PET scan to make sure that I had no positive Lymph Nodes 5 weeks after a hysterectomy. Until 10 days before my surgery, I had absolutely no symptoms. Nothing would have alerted my doctors to look for this tumor.

After the PET scan revealed my tumor, my physicians suggested that we “watch” it for 6 months since I had just had a hysterectomy. The finding was labeled a “nodule” not a mass or a tumor. Thank goodness my Internist heard me when I shared my concerns. She ran my Metanephrine levels – which returned as over 2200.

I was referred to a surgeon in Louisville, KY, who wanted to remove the tumor by way of the Davinci Robotic surgical procedure. I was told that this “was the only procedure” and that surgery could take between 2 and 4 hours. I was heartbroken, I was still healing from this same surgical procedure as my hysterectomy 3 months earlier and now I was looking at another 12 weeks or longer to heal.

I immediately began my research. Thank goodness the search engine pulled up Dr. Carling and the Adrenal Center. The website was incredibly thorough! I reached out directly to the email address provided with a brief synopsis of my situation along with one question – would I be a candidate? To my surprise, within a few hours, I’d heard back from Dr. Carling himself. I was even more surprised that he responded from his personal email address and not just a general mailbox. In short, I knew I’d found my answer! We set up a time to talk and 3 weeks later I had the surgery. I flew home 3 days after surgery.

From the time I arrived at the hospital, 5:30 AM -- until my discharge the next morning – my experience was one that was (in a word) INCREDIBLE! The process moved seamlessly – never once did I wait in one area to be processed to the next area. The entire surgical team played a role in my pre surgery process, having conversations with me (and my sister) that shared concern about me as a person, not just medical/surgical pre-op questions. My sister said that from the time I was wheeled away for surgery, until Dr. Carling called her to share that I was in recovery and that my surgery had been a success, took only 44 minutes. Again, INCREDIBLE!!

I’m so glad that I didn’t wait the 6 months to do more testing on my tumor. As it turned out, from the last MRI scan ordered by my physician in KY, until the time I had it removed was 9 weeks, and my tumor had grown more than one centimeter. I had an aggressive tumor. It’s my belief, had I waited the 6 months to test further, I would have had a much different outcome.

I can never thank Dr. Carling and his staff enough for all that they have done for me. The words "Thank You" just don't seem enough.

5 Stars
Self-verified family member of Dr. Tobias Carling's patient - Posted on June 15, 2022.

I would like to add a family member perspective to those who are researching the Carling center.

My sister was recently diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma, a diagnosis that I had never heard of or encountered in my life. Shortly after diagnosis, my sister called me, ELATED about some news that she had found “ONLINE, that specializes in this condition.” Naturally, I had my concerns with treatment being discovered online. So I began my “3 AM” searches of my own and was impressed with what I learned…but still, the idea of leaving our community and support center alarmed me. My sister persisted and continued her research. She absolutely believed that this was the “Real Deal” and that Dr. Carling was the physician to help her. I am so thankful my sister took this opportunity.

The experience with Dr. Carling and his team was amazing! From his personal call to my sister and myself, to his overview of her condition and explanation of his procedure, (which included HOPE, as opposed to FEAR). I was on board!

I was so impressed with how the team looked out for me while my sister was in surgery. They made sure I was comfortable and constantly informed. They never kept me waiting or guessing while my sister was in surgery or while in recovery as to how she was doing.

Additionally, the hospital had incredibly comfortable accommodations to wait in with a cafeteria, offering with free food and beverages while I waited.

I felt like my sister was in competent, caring hands the entire time. She recently had another surgery (December 2021) and it was a total opposite experience. I felt panic and fear leaving her as she went to the operating room that day. With the Carling team, I felt at peace and I had no doubts that they were going to do the best for her.

I hope this will help you in choosing the care that you seek. Dr. Carling and his team were answers to prayer. They are Professional, Caring and EXPERTS in their field. Sandy Miller

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 13, 2022.

We would like to thank, Dr. Carling, NP Meredith and his wonderful staff for a phenomenal experience, from the initial phone call until her discharge. My wife had a stroke on September 4, 2020. She is diabetic and has high blood pressure. Those two, in unison, created her stroke. We tried, heaven knows we tried, to keep her B/P down to no avail. After the stroke she was complaining about pain on her lower left side of her back. I took her to the ER and she had an ultrasound. They found a 2.8cm tumor in her adrenal gland. The ER doctor asks us to follow up with her primary doctor. I took the initiative to read up on the adrenal gland. As I was reading, I came upon Dr. Carling's name. After reading the information on his website I knew that he was the surgeon to remove her tumor. We went to Tampa, Florida from California and the rest is history. Her B/P is now normal and she is off the B/P meds. Wish I would have known this before her stroke. In closing, if ever you're in need of an adrenal gland surgeon, Dr. Carling is your doctor. Dr. Tobias Carling: continue to do what you do best. God Bless you and your wonderful staff. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 12, 2022.

I recently found myself at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery after being referred by my Endocrinologist. I ended up having the right side of my thyroid accompanying lumps and 4 glands removed as well as my left side adrenal gland (5” mass) and a cyst on my back removed. I have had over 7 surgeries in my day and I have never been in a hospital with the professionalism of this one. Not only did the structure of the procedures and facilities impress me, but I could not find anyone who was not enjoying working there “and I tried”. The repeating theme from the staff was the approachability of the doctors, and how that was the difference in were they had worked before. From a patient stand point, Dr. Carling and Dr. Walsh went over and above in answering my questions and staying in contact before the surgeries. I explained my low tolerance to anesthesia, so the anesthesiologists spent the necessary time to understand my uniqueness and did a phenomenal job. If at all possible, this is the place to go. Don’t settle for less than the best. /Pastor Tim

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 6, 2022.

On May 31st, 2022 I had surgery performed by Dr. Carling. I suffer from Cushings Syndrome - adrenal gland. I had surgery performed in November of 2021 by another surgeon that was not successful; I was actually made worse. I met with Dr. Carling after he reviewed all of my records. Surgery was scheduled and WOW what a difference!! Dr. Carling is a REAL expert! He and his staff (Meredith LaRue, APRN) are phenomenal professionals and humans! I highly recommend Dr. Carling! I already feel healing on this recovery journey.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on June 1, 2022.

Dear Dr Carling, NP Meredith and the rest of the team at the Carling Adrenal Center,

My daughter Brooke and I would like to thank you for the exceptional care you recently provided her. This was our family’s second experience with this group of specialized endocrine doctors. Four years ago, we both had parathyroid surgery performed by Dr Parrack at the Norman Parathyroid Center, which is now combined with the Carling Adrenal Center. When we finally found the likely cause of the seizure like episodes that have plagued my daughter’s life for the past three years, an adrenal mass, I didn’t hesitate a second before contacting Dr Carling based on our past experiences. When I reached out initially, Dr Carling personally replied to me and put me at ease from the start. We traveled from upstate NY and although it wasn’t easy with all of my daughter’s medical complexities, it was well worth it! Nobody likes to have surgery but when it’s necessary you want specialized doctors and support staff involved who all work together at a specialized center that can offer you the best practices available to ensure the best possible outcomes! Everyone on the team, from the minute you make contact to become a patient until you are discharged, go out of their way to make a difficult situation much easier.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 29, 2022.

Dr. Carling and his team are true professionals, that offers care not just with their heads but with their hearts. I was misdiagnosed for more than 16 years until only a few weeks ago when another episode of heart pounding and a feeling of suffocation forced me to the emergency room by ambulance. Everyone's first thoughts were that I was probably having some kind of heart failure. This time however after a series of tests and scans it was discovered that there was a large mass an my right adrenal gland, the source of most of my health issues for more than 16 years. While going through the process to remove this monster, I felt the need to find a surgeon that I could truly trust based on expertise, experience and empathy (heart).

My desperate search took me to the Carling Adrenal Center in Tampa Fl. Just reading the information on their website made me started feeling hopeful and a great sense of comfort. Then I had the face to face consultation with Dr. Carling and I knew for sure in my heart that he was the person I should have do my surgery. This is day number 6 since the surgery was done and I'm recovering nicely and are already experiencing lots of positive benefits, like normal bp and heart rate without the need for medications. At the hospital for endocrine surgery (HCA West Tampa hospital) were my surgery was done, I will describe it with one sentence: This facility is marked by excellence in every capacity!! My family and I thank you all so much for your exceptional care.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on May 10, 2022.

It is now a week since my surgery, and I feel better than I have felt in years. My blood pressure has dropped 40 points and continues a downward trend. I had no pain at all which speaks to Dr. Carling's skill as a gifted surgeon. The facility and the equipment are state of the art. The staff is exceptional. I was a bit embarrassed to have them get me coffe, water, etc., but they insisted that I allow them to do their jobs. Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of this surgery is my once apprehensive wife's admission that I made the right decision. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 30, 2022.

So good it's hard to believe it can be true!, but it is! I had surgery at Carling Adrenal center April 12th. I've waited a bit to write this review because I am still in disbelief at how impressive this whole experience was and was waiting for the 'other shoe to drop'. But it never did. My journey to Dr. Carling was, like many a unique experience. I was diagnosed 10 years ago with a Pheochromocytoma on my right Adrenal but for some reason it was never followed up on and was forgotten about. In January it was re-discovered quite be accident during a routine abdominal ultrasound scan as part of my Bi-annual health check in January. I did research and quickly found the Carling Adrenal Center, I read reviews on the Carling website and ultimately concluded that it could not be as good as it claimed to be. My wife and and I live in Hong Kong and had the good fortune to be referred to the best Endocrine surgeon in Hong Kong and one of the best in Asia. We were convinced that I was in good hands with this surgeon but the Lord had other plans. I asked by Hong Kong surgeon about the Mini Back Scope Surgery that I had read about on the Carling Website and he said that he went thru the belly because the to go thru the back requires more experience than he had. He explained that my tumor was producing hormones that was causing episodes of Hypertensive Crisis in what was otherwise normal blood pressure. He wanted an effective alpha block before surgery. Ultimately I had to go on Phenoxabenzamine 5 caps per day. This was costing me about $19 USD per cap and causing dizzy spells and still wasn't really controlling the hypertensive episodes well. What brought me back to Dr. Carling was that when my medicine regimen was deemed to be sufficient for surgery on April 12th in Hong Kong my Surgeons office sent me an Email says surgery would be scheduled for April 28TH! Immediately I started looking for alternatives. On Tuesday I send my first Email to Dr. Carling asking about cost of Surgery and rather I could have it done on April 12 (only a week later to take advantage of the Alpha block). I was shocked to learn that the cost of the surgery would be 1/2 what it would have cost me to do it in Hong Kong even if you included the substantial travel costs. Further, I learned that Dr. Carling seldom uses an Alpha Block prior to surgery due to the short time under Anesthesia and his team's experience dealing with Pheos. Ultimately I spend thousands of dollars in Hong Kong on Meds, appointments unnecessary tests and was prepared to spend much more on an inferior more expensive surgical procedure. I have no doubt that my surgeon in Hong Kong is one of the best but the experience that the surgical team at Carling Adrenal center can leverage makes it all worthwhile.

I would not recommend rushing surgery this much it's probably not necessary if you talk with Dr. Carling. Overall my recovery has been exceptional. I did have some normal shoulder pain after surgery which is normal referred gas pains but it only lasted about 36 hours and was managed by pain meds. 1 week after surgery I ran 5K on a treadmill at pre-surgical pace with no discomfort and 2+ week out from surgery I feel better than ever. I had essential tremor before the surgery and could not even eat or write properly. Post surgery that's gone! I'm excited to check my blood pressure, sugar levels and Lipids to see if those too have been cured! Overall the trip to Tampa was extremely worth it!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 27, 2022.

Dr. Tobias Carling knew exactly why my uncontrolled BP had been regularly in the 200 range. I had been to 2 Endocrinologists associated with 2 major , very well-known hospitals and they did not seem to think the nodules on my left adrenal gland were related to my severe high blood pressure issue. I’m thin, had been on a very low-salt diet, plant-based diet, sugar-free diet, and a fat/oil free diet for a long time. I exercised 3-5 times a week. No drinking nor smoking as well! I was frantic, fearing each day would be my last as a result of a stroke or heart attack and my kidneys were at risk as well. My daughter found Dr. Carling! I now have relatively normal BP, I feel 40 years younger, friends tell me I look younger as well. Thank you Dr. Carling for giving me a new life!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 20, 2022.

Wow! I have read so many wonderful testimonies about Dr Carling and now I have my own. Like so many I have read I have been dealing with Conns Syndrome for 24 years and never knew that was what was wrong with me. Soooo many various doctors giving me different cocktails of meds to handle my high Bp and migraines without success and full of side effects. Not until I went into the ER twice in a two day period for stroke level BP and severe temors at the beginning of the December did I finally start to head in the path to true recovery. After a myriad of specialists with no answers finally someone did a blood test showing I have primary hyperalderstone. So I started researching and God lead me to find Dr Carlings website. I knew reading through all the info this was me and this is where I needed to go. The consult was emotional for me as I had recently been told I was chasing down a rabbit hole and Dr Carling caring and confidently told me no you are not and yes you will be cured. What a Life Giving surgery this has been for me. Immediately in the recovery room my BP was at levels I have never been at even with 400 mg of Spirolactone and another med. I was prepared for a few weeks to see a difference due to the additional amount of alderstrone in my system and was so happy for the immediate results. To think I will be able to live and function normally without the ridiculous high BP, without Migraines, without Insomia, and finally be able to loose weight is a huge blessing. I am forever Thankful for Dr Carling and his staff and the gift God has given him to cure and provide a positive life change for many people. ❤️❤️❤️

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 20, 2022.

Dr Carling gave me my life back after suffering with symptoms of Cushings for decades. The excess cortisol production affected my heart and caused diabetes. I had a 4 cm mass removed from my left adrenal gland on 4/5 and felt relief immediately. In the last few weeks my energy has improved .. I lost a few pounds..no more inflammation.. achy joints.. brain fog … I could go on. His staff is incredible from Angie in scheduling to Caridad and Meredith .. Josie took great care of me pre op.. Latoya and Brandon made sure I had everything needed for my post op care. Looking forward to returning in June to get the right side done. I highly recommend Dr. Carling and The Hospital for Endocrine surgery .. 5 stars is not nearly enough to express my gratitude

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 18, 2022.

I wish to thank Dr. Carling and his very professional team for the way I was treated during my March 30, 2022 Adrenal surgery. From check-in before 5:30 a.m., to my Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy, to recovery room and back to a private room before noon, everything was expedited. In less than 30 minutes Dr. Carling eliminated my adrenal issues that have festered for most of my last 20 plus years. I was tentatively diagnosed with Primary Hyperaldosteronism in 2007 and was being treated with several medications. Recently in late December, 2021 my spiking blood pressures and sickening aldosterone waves became much more pronounced and debilitating. I was without a GP or specialist in my rural Virginia area. Searching the Internet for a specialist, there was the "Renowned in the World" and the "Best in the USA", Dr. Tobias Carling, an answer to my prayers. We contacted his website and Allison Kierkegaard led us through the information documentation process. Angie Morrissey, Scheduling Manager, took us through the set up for surgery. Wendy Feliciano, Scheduling Coordinator, set up our phone consultation directly with Dr. Carling. He was extremely personable and gave me the choice to continue as I was on the medications or I could choose the quality of life he could offer by arthroscopically removing my left adrenal gland and its nodule. We booked his surgery for March 30th. We drove to Tampa, where we were welcomed into one of the cooperating area motel suites, were picked up at 5 a.m. surgery morning by the hospital shuttle and checked into HCA FL West Tampa Hospital (editorial note: Ths is the same as HFES = Hospital for Endocrine Surgery).

Following my surgery Dr. Carling visited me in my room twice and his top-notch assistant, Meredith LaRue, visited me three times. They even presented me with a photo of my removed adrenal gland including the benign nodule. In between visits, all of the floor team and staff were excellent at meeting my needs. My wife was even allowed to spend the night in my room in a sleep recliner to ease my anxiety. We thank Dr. Carling from the bottom of our hearts for the Miracle he has given me! May he be able to continue helping others for many years the way he has helped me! And may the Lord continue to Bless Dr. Carling and everyone on his staff and team!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 18, 2022.

I am one week post-op Mini Back Scope Partial Adrenalectomy with Dr. Carling and I cannot thank him and his staff enough! Start to finish, five stars! From his pre-op nurse Barbara, to his NP Meredith, to the good doctor himself. Dr. Carling is as advertised...the best adrenal surgeon in the country. I was discharged 24 hours later with no need for crisis meds as my adrenals were awake and functioning properly. One of the reasons I chose Dr. Carling was I have bilateral adrenal tumors. An adenoma on the right, which was functioning and the source of my Subclinical Cushing's Syndrome, and a myelolipoma on the left. He removed the adenoma leaving part of my right adrenal gland in place. This was important to me in case, someday in the future, I have to have the myelolipoma removed. My insurance in Michigan refused to pay so I went out of pocket. Best investment ever in my future!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 15, 2022.

So thankful to have been able to be a patient of Dr Carling. I had a left adrenalectomy 4/12/22. I spent years trying to get to the bottom of all my symptoms. Dr. Carling looked over all my medical records and had a diagnosis in no time and I was scheduled for surgery 2 weeks later! My experience from the 1st phone call to discharge after surgery was excellent ❤️ So excited to start feeling better!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 15, 2022.

Just returned from Tampa and an adrenalectomy surgery with Dr. Carling. Everything went very smoothly from the initial application to become his patient to getting home today. Couldn't be happier, he and his entire staff are top notch! From the check in gal.... to the anesthesiologist... to the floor nurses -my best friend (who went with me) and I were very impressed! Thank you!!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on April 13, 2022.

I'm 61 years old and type 2. We traveled from Dallas, TX to Tampa, FL for my April 5, 2022 adrenal surgery. I had done my research and knew Dr. Carling was the best of the best for this procedure. That was confirmed every step of the way through my pre-opt, operation, and post-opt experience. His team, from the people who greeted me when I came through the doors of the Endocrine hospital to the gentleman who wheeled me out the doors again, were topnotch in every way. The facility is clean and serene, which since my tumor had been causing me anxiety for years was a wonderfully beneficial for me. I felt as relaxed as I could be before the procedue and loads better after. The nurses and other care-providers were caring and experienced and thoughtful. I felt like I was in the very best hands possible. It's been a little more than a week since my surgery and I'm back in Texas and feeling good. Many thanks to Dr Carling and his team.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 30, 2022.

I have had a tumor on my left adrenal gland for about 5 years. My endocrinologist recommended me to Dr. Carling to have the Adrenalectomy performed by the best surgeon in the USA/world. I traveled 2 and a half hours away for the consultation and then the MBS- Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy surgery on 3/9/2022. I had sub clinical Cushing syndrome, heart palpitations (controlled with medication), slightly elevated blood pressure and the tumor was 1.8 cm when it was removed. A few hours after surgery my blood pressure was down to 99/59. It has stabilized to 102/72 and no longer need the meds for the heart palpitations! I lost about 6 pounds and looking forward to losing more. Dr. Carling was so patient with me waiting for any questions me or my husband had and answering them with great knowledge! I wanted to also thank Meredith LaRue and Caridad Medlock for taking the time to follow up with me to see how I was doing in the days that followed the surgery. The hospital was good, the nurses were great, and they had good food as well. I would recommend Dr. Carling and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery to anyone who needs this procedure.

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 19, 2022.

In March 2022, I travelled from Australia for surgery with Dr. Carling, to remove a tumor from my adrenal gland via the mini back scope (MBSA). I reserve the highest praise for Dr. Carling; indeed, for such an accomplished man, he is remarkably humble. I self-referred to Dr. Carling because I was not getting answers from local endocrinologists. Dr. Carling treated me with the utmost respect and dignity, and never made me feel embarrassed about my BMI or my blood pressure etc. Prior to the surgery, I had put on 120 pounds (55 Kg) and had been unable to lose weight for over ten years, regardless of how much I dieted or exercised. My BMI was over 40 and I was miserable because I simply could not lose weight no matter how hard I tried. By the 8th day after surgery, I had lost 6.8 pounds (3.1 Kg) without even starting my exercising. I stood on the scale and have never been so astonished in my entire life. In fact, I burst into tears. In the years leading up to surgery, I had experienced multiple DVT’s and was genuinely worried that I would have a heart attack. Prior to the surgery, my blood pressure was 170/100. At discharge, my blood pressure was 112/71. What a gift! Before surgery, I was so sick. Within days of surgery, I felt 100 times better. I now have hope for the future for the first time in years. I am so glad I came to Dr. Carling; it is the best thing I ever did. I also like that Dr. Carling has a streamlined process, meaning that all the groundwork and consultation was conducted whilst I was still in Australia. When I went to Tampa, I was literally only going there for the operation. Special mention to Dr. Carling’s team at the Carling Adrenal Centre, and also to the team at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery – they are great people who helped me every step of the way. Ten stars!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 17, 2022.

Last year on April 2021, I was diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome which meant I had tumors on my adrenal glands, unfortunately in my case it was on both sides. This was a complete shock for my family & I as we had never heard about Cushing's before. Thank God, I had a good Endocrinologist who diagnosed me right away. She then advised me that surgery would be the best option. My family then quickly started researching the best surgeons in Arizona as that is where we live and found a few in our area. After consulting with multiple doctors in Arizona, I was told bad news that the tumors on both Adrenal glands are so big that they would have to remove BOTH glands during surgery. Which then meant I would be on steroids for the rest of my life. My daughter and husband did not agree on that and were hopeful that there would be other options. They then started to research day and night for the best surgeon for Adrenal Tumors. After a few days, they found Dr. Carling in Tampa Florida and after reading so many wonderful reviews at first they were a little skeptical about Dr. Carling as he only had 5 star reviews and amazing words that were said about him so they couldn’t believe it and were certain it couldn’t be true. But you know what? That was the TRUTH. My family then decided for me to reach out to Dr. Carling. After my daughter called and left a voicemail she received a call right away from Dr. Carling. After my daughter explained my story, he asked for medical records to be mailed to his office. After reviewing the documents, he called my daughter and explained that I needed to have surgery on both sides a few weeks apart and that he would do his best to preserve as much of the glands as possible. I was then scheduled for the first surgery on August 2021 in Tampa,Florida. I had my surgery on Tuesday and by Friday the same week I was back home & feeling very good. In October 2021 I was scheduled for my second surgery, I had surgery on Tuesday and again by Friday I was back home. This time around he did have to prescribe hydrocortisone. In December 2021, after having labs done with my Endocrinologist in Arizona she decided to discontinue my hydrocortisone because she said that my Adrenal Glands woke up and have started working therefore I don’t need it anymore. This was great news! Dr. Carling with his experience was able to save almost 50% of both of my glands! Thank you Dr. Carling for saving my life, Thank you for taking the time to respond back to us whenever we needed you, Thank you for being so kind and treating your patients with professionalism and genuinely caring. From the beginning you have been so helpful and reassuring and made sure to educate me and my family about my condition so that we fully understand. Please, people if you have this kind of problem please contact Dr. Carling in Tampa Florida! I know for many who don’t live in Florida its not easy but if you have the possibility please make this sacrifice for yourself it is WORTH IT! From my experience I can WHOLE HEARTEDLY say Dr. Carling is an Angel walking this earth. He is wonderful. Thank you Dr. Carling!

5 Stars
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on March 15, 2022.

Dr. Carling, Dr. Shah (anesthesia), Meredith LaRue, and staff are truly amazing. I traveled to Florida from California for a 14 minute Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA) for a 1.7 cm aldosterone producing adrenal adenoma in March of 2022. After suffering with high blood pressure, fatigue, headaches, muscle weakness, etc. for well over 5 years, I am now symptom free. Minutes before the operation my BP reading was 179/109, and now, two weeks post-op, it is down to 110/68. The support, knowledge, patience, love, and elevated care you receive at Carling Adrenal Center is unmatched. You really should look no further when it comes to your adrenal health.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling and Meredith (Dr. Carling's new and awesome Adrenal Nurse Practioner) - Posted on March 3, 2022.

Editorial note. Meredith (Dr. Carling's Adrenal Nurse Practioner) was hand-picked for the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. She is awesome, and you will all meet her. She has a tremendous background in endocrinology and proabably knows more about adrenal and endocrine diseases than 95% of all endocrinologists. This letter was addressed to her from a patient now cured from Conn's syndrome and primary hyperaldosteronism.

Hi Meredith, I will forever be grateful for you and Dr. Carling. Your enthusiasm, knowledge, and dedication regarding adrenal illness is unmatched. I am feeling like my old self again! BP has returned to normal, headaches have ceased, and fatigue is now a thing of the past. I have attached a picture that I absolutely love (Editorial note. She is holding the photo of her bad aldosterone producing tumor). Please feel free to share it however you please. I am very proud of it, as you should be too! Stay well and keep changing lives for the better ❤️. With love and appreciation,

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on February 10, 2022. Thank you Dr. Carling and team. I had my surgery in February 2022 with Dr. Carling at the new endocrine surgery hospital. I was supposed to go in for an adrenalectomy; the lab writeups from my previous two CT scans (at Tower Radiology, both of which were incorrect), said that the mass was located on the adrenal glad. When I came in for surgery, there was a CT scan that morning, and the mass was actually found to be next to my adrenal, not attached to it. Of course Dr. Carling was able to remove it in a minimally invasive way. Before going to surgery, I met with Dr. Carling and read the information on his website; I really feel like he gave me the information I needed to feel comfortable going into the procedure and understand what would happen during and after the surgery. I stayed the night at the hospital for monitoring and so they could test that everything was working properly as expected. Dr. Carling followed up with me several times in the hospital after my surgery, and I received a couple pictures of the mass they removed. The hospital staff was also great all around - the nurses (pre-and post-op), nurse assistants, and even the lab personnel who came to draw blood (several other times I've had my blood drawn at other places, they seem to have trouble, so I was expecting this to be a pain again; but this gentleman Paolo drew it three separate times so quick and painlessly). I am thankful to have been referred to Dr. Carling and have my surgery here; he and everyone on his team has a healthy amount of experience under their belts, they all understand what they are doing and how to care for their patients. I highly recommend Dr. Carling to anybody who needs to undergo adrenal surgery.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on February 9, 2022. If you need to have surgery for a thyroid, parathyroid, or adrenal condition, this is the place to do it. I recently had my right adrenal gland removed by Dr. Carling due to a pheochromocytoma and could not have asked for a better experience. The facilities are new and super clean, every staff person I encounter was friendly and kind, and the food was excellent!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on February 3, 2022. 10/10 would definitely recommend. I was diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma in October 2021. My dad stumbled across Dr. Carling’s website and encouraged me to look into having surgery in Florida. After learning he was in my insurance network and the volume of adrenalectomies he does a year coming here was a no brainer. From the moment I filled out the initial paperwork the whole process was seamless. His administrative staff responds quickly to questions and my entire care team the day of surgery was fabulous. Anesthesiologist had me laughing as he inserted the A-line and I felt completely calm as I was wheeled off to the operating room. My pain after having the mini back scope is minimal and I walked a slow 2.5 miles around downtown Tampa after being discharged. Thank you so much to Dr. Carling and his entire administrative and clinical team, I could not have asked for a better experience.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on January 21, 2022. The Adrenal Center is beautiful and state of the art. I am very thankful to Dr Carling for his caring manner and surgical expertise. He has assembled a world class team and every staff member was very professional and attentive. I would highly recommend.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on December 27, 2021. I could not be more happy that my husband found The Carling Adrenal Center when we found out I had bilateral adrenal adenomas. Doctor Carling and his staff responded very quickly when we reached out with questions and within a couple of days I was having a consultation with Doctor Carling. It was during this consultation I knew Doctor Carling was the one I wanted to help me. He helped me understand Conn's Syndrome and what my next steps would be to help cure me. Within two months of speaking with him I flew from Maine to Tampa and underwent surgery. From Doctor Carling to the hospital staff I understood what would be happening every step of the way. The nurses at this hospital were amazing and helped ease my nerves. It is clear Doctor Carling is in the right specialty and really cares about all of his patients, the nurses at the hospital told me wonderful stories about things he has done for his patients in the past. A special Thank you to Allison who answered all of mine and my husbands questions along the way without making us feel like we were a bother. Thank you for helping me on the path back to normal!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on December 12, 2021. I can not thank Dr. Carling enough for taking the time to analyze my files and for not hesitating to come to my rescue in my time of need. Dr. Carling takes the initiative to treat the patient and the symptoms. I did my research and found Dr. Carling. I was apprehensive at first because it sounded too good to be true. Dr. Carling and I spoke over the phone, discussed the issues I was having and developed a game plan. I traveled to Tampa, Florida from Kentucky. Dr. Carling and his team run a very professional organization. Everyone that I encountered was very professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. From sending in my papers, all the way up to the surgery and follow-up, the entire process was wonderful. It’s very refreshing in today’s society to work with a team who knows their job and performs at an exceptional level. I never found myself guessing what’s next. They walked me step by step through the process. I suffered for years with high blood pressure, tachycardia, flank pain, sweating, nausea, bloating, severe hemiplegic migraines and flight or fight responses. I’ve been to many doctors in my area seeking treatment for these symptoms and I received no solutions. I was having multiple attacks a day. Dr. Carling and his team were so amazing before, during, and after the surgery to the point where they had me up walking within hours after my surgery. The entire experience was beyond exceptional. I woke up the next morning amazed at the wonderful feeling of calm that I felt for the first time in a very long time. I’m now at day 27 after the surgery and I have never felt better. Everyone who sees me tells me about how much better I look and they can see this new sense of calm I now possess. Thanks to Dr. Carling and his team, my family and I had the best Thanksgiving we’ve had in years and are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas. Dr. Carling was the warrior I had been seeking.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on November 22, 2021. I recently traveled from Texas to Tampa Florida at my own expense after doing extensive research concerning the medical procedures I needed. After reviewing Dr Carling and his Adrenal Center, I was convinced this is where I was going. The doctors in Austin had never heard of his technique (MBSA). Upon arrival I was welcomed and treated with the utmost respect. Before surgery Dr Carling described the procedure in detail giving me the confidence I needed to rest at ease. Dr Carling and the staff at Memorial Hospital could not have been more caring and attentive to my needs. In addition. the entire nursing team from surgery to ICU to recovery were fantastic. I would highly recommend Dr Carling and his team.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on November 19, 2021. I went from Southport, NC to the Carling Adrenal Center in Tampa because of the excellent reviews I read. I previously had Renal Cell Carcinoma in 2008 and 2012, resulting in the removal of my left kidney. In December 2020 my CT scan showed a small growth on my right adrenal gland, and I was worried about the possible spread of my previous cancer. My local surgeon did not give me much confidence in being able to treat this. But Dr. Carling treats diseases of the adrenal glands every week, and does it successfully. On October 19, 2021, Dr. Carling removed my adrenal tumor and was able to save 30% of the adrenal gland. Pathology showed the tumor was the same as my prior kidney cancer. He used the Mini Back Scope technique and I had no pain after the procedure at all. I was back on the road to Southport, NC, in just a few days. Dr. Carling and his staff did an excellent job of welcoming me to their Center, keeping me informed of every step, and following up with me after the surgery.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on November 18, 2021. After several years of suffering and multiple doctors, I found Dr. Carling and he saved my life. He is so amazing and I am so greatful to have my life back. Violet Girl

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on October 2, 2021. Dr. Carling and everyone you will deal with at The Carling Adrenal Center are very professional. Very kind! Their only care is your comfort and well being. They address your every need, and concern. They do so much of this. They know what you will need before you ask. The staff at the hospital all work to make you comfortable as they can. Surgery is never fun. If you have to have it done. You will never find a better more caring team! I suggest this way of surgery, over the regular way, 100 percent. I was sweeping off my back pouch today. 3 days after my operation. I am going back to work, next week. I would not be doing that if I had my surgery done the way my Doctors wanted to do my surgery! Dr. Carling takes very good care of his patients, I can not say enough good things about my experience here! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I would give them a 10 star if i could!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Sept 30, 2021. Went down to Tampa from New York to have Dr Carling operate on me, I could write a couple of hundred GREAT words about Dr Carling and his office staff. I choose to use one word for my experience with him and his staff SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 26, 2021. Dr. Carling removed my right adrenal glad about six months ago when I was 47 years old. In my early thirties, my blood pressure had begun to rise. I was not overweight and I exercised regularly so my doctors always told me to eat less salt. The problem was, I ate very little salt as I stayed away from processed foods and foods with hidden salt such as bread. As I was fairly active, playing sports regularly, I figured the blood pressure rise was due to genetics. Five years ago, when my blood pressure was in the 170s at a doctor visit, the doctor decided to check my potassium levels and noticed it was low, a combination that is a strong indicator of hyperaldosteronism. I should have been screened at that time. However, at the time I didn't know that, and apparently, my PCP didn't know much about it either, as the only action was to prescribe potassium supplements. Last year, my new PCP identified the possible hyper-aldosterone diagnosis and we started down the diagnostic path that verified an aldosterone producing tumor (actually two) on my right adrenal gland. Dr. Carling and his team, in a timely manner, review my material and scheduled me for the mini back scope. I considered other surgeons but I chose Dr. Carling because his surgery takes less time, more directly access the gland, and he performs the surgery himself. Other facilities wanted to go in through the front and shove around a bunch of organs to get to the adrenal gland using inexperience surgeons. Selecting Dr. Carling was an easy decision, especially after interacting with him and getting to experience his compassionate personality. Six months ago, I had surgery mid-day and later that evening I was briskly walking around the hospital floor. I was blessed with a quick recovery which I attribute to the mini-back scope rather than surgery going in from the front. After about a week, I was back to jogging for exercise and the small amount of soreness from surgery was gone. Prior to surgery, I was on three blood pressure medications and a potassium supplement. Just prior to surgery, I went off the potassium. After surgery, over the course of a few months, I weaned off all the blood pressure meds! I am thankful that Dr. Carling put forth such effort studying to become a doctor and then perfect the mini back scope. I and my family have been blessed by his knowledge and experience. Thank you Dr. Carling and team!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 12, 2021. I thank God that Dr. Carling was in Tampa, when I needed him. By the time that my tumor was discovered it was the size of a cantalope! Over the years 7 doctors and two hospitals missed it! Dr. Carling had to take it out through my stomach since it was so big! But he did an excellent job and I had no complications. Thank you, Dr. Carling!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 11, 2021. Dr. Carling saved my life! I had bilateral adrenal tumors causing symptoms for years that most physicians blew off until it was found that the tumor on my right adrenal gland was big and possibly cancerous. A friend of mine gave me the name of Dr. Carling who contacted me himself the same day I uploaded my information, he also worked to collaborate labs with my primary doctor and was able to diagnose my Cushing’s syndrome. We decided to only do a right adrenalectomy at the time to spare me from having to be on steroids for the rest of my life and it was the best decision. My left adrenal tumor is being monitored by an endocrinologist he referred me to in my area and if needed down the road Dr. Carling will definitely be the only surgeon I will go to…best doctors and staff around…thank you for giving me my life back!!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 11, 2021. After being misdiagnosed for years, Dr. Carling was a life saver. Doctors do not know the symptoms of pheochromocytoma. I felt like I was going crazy going from doctor to doctor. The operation was simple and I have recovered 100%. I cannot thank Dr. Carling and Carling Adrenal Center enough.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias Carling - Posted on Aug 1, 2021. Dr Carling deserves a 10 star rating. I give him 5 star only because there's no higher rating. Before my surgery on July 27th, my daughter was doubtful of the uniformly high rating of Dr Carling, no one can be that good, she said. Well, I can tell the reader: He's All That, and more. I'm in awe of this man. Different people have different experiences with any medical procedure, I was up and walking 8 hours after the surgery. Reader, you're in good hands.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 9, 2021. This is D.Smith. You did my surgery on February 2nd. I just wanted to take and give you a heartfelt Thank you! for the surgery that you have performed on me in February. It took a little while for my blood pressure to stabilize because I had this Conn's syndrome, but I'm happy to report that my blood pressure is now 106/87. Sometimes it is a lot lower on the diastolic and that's all that's just on 2.5 milligrams of amlodipine a day. I'm very very happy. I basically just wanted to tell you thank you for the surgery. I definitely appreciate it. I do thank you for the surgery that you did for me. All right. Have a great day.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 7, 2021. Dr Carling and his entire staff are all wonderful! I had seen numerous Doctors in the past two year regarding my symptoms of anxiety, depression, hyper-tension and high cortisol levels without any diagnosis. I was referred to Dr Tobias Carling at the Carling Adrenal Clinic, Tampa FL. Dr Carling confirmed a Subclinical Cushing (SCS) diagnosis with a 2cm tumor on my left adrenal gland increasing my cortisol levels causing the SCS symptoms I was experiencing. With the diagnosis, I had an adrenalectomy of my left adrenal gland on June 15, 2021 at Tampa Bay Memorial Hospital performed by Dr Carling. Within one week after the operation most all of my symptoms are significantly reduced or eliminated. Dr Carling saved my life!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 6, 2021. Thank You! My experience was amazingly wonderful. Everyone was professional, knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. The facilities were clean and easy to navigate. I had an exceptional experience at Memorial Hospital. I was treated wonderful from everyone from the time I entered until I left. Follow up calls were made as well!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 4, 2021. Best Surgeon in the World, Dr. Carling. I am a doctor who came from Connecticut. I was very happy with the entire process and outcome. I was very well-informed every step of the way. Thank you to everyone for being so professional and caring.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 22, 2021. Excellence is worth travelling for. Everything was excellent.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on February 12, 2021. I feel I received excellent care from both Dr. Carling and his office staff who collected all my medical records for review by Dr. Carling I felt very reassured by his level of expertise and knowledge. I’m 2 weeks post operative and I feel Great! I already feel better than I have in several years. I am very pleased with all aspects of my care by Dr. Carling his staff and Tampa Memorial Hospital.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on February 11, 2021. Finding the Best Care is Worth the Travel I am 2 weeks post op. I traveled from Virginia to Florida I received excellent care from Dr. Carling. I am feeling the best I have in several years already. Having the best perform my surgery was reassuring and worth traveling for. He has a great bedside manner.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on February 2, 2021. I just wanted to say Thank you to Dr. Carling and everyone involved in my care. Everything went very smooth with the trip and surgery. I came down to the Carling Adrenal Center from Virginia. I am feeling really well. You are a wonderful group of caring people. My operation was on 1/26/2021.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on January 19, 2021. Drs. Carling, Rhodes and Watkins and the staff at Tampa Memorial are awesome. I received excellent care. They discovered an additional issue prior to my scheduled surgery that other doctors had missed and took care of both operations at one time. Relieved and feeling better 30 hours post surgery.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on January 1, 2021. This has been the best medical experience at Memorial for a first time patient. Your app is exceptionally organized of instructions of what to expect. The staff has gone over an above to assist your every need and the time they take to listen to your questions. They Doctors can’t get enough praise from me on their answers to all my questions and their way of making you comfortable and relaxed. The confidence I felt when leaving assured me I was given the best service and care anyone could ask for. Thank you all involved in my case, A+ to everyone . My case 12/4/20 Thank you Diana Dean

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on December 22, 2020. I was so blessed to have surgery by two of the world's best surgeons. I received excellent care from Dr. Carling and Dr. Suh! Everyone that I came in contact with was very professional, compassionate and skilled at their calling. From scheduling to discharge, I could not have asked for a better experience. My surgery went perfectly. I am very pleased with the care I received at Memorial Hospital in Tampa.The website and app provided so much information. I was well informed, prepared and received incredible care and support. What a great team of professionals! Thank you to all of you.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on October 19, 2020. Dr. Carling and his staff was very helpful to me. I came from North Carolina to Florida. He has extremely knowledge about removing adrenal glands. A great doctor with very nice bed side manners! Carling Adrenal Center in Florida.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 14, 2020. I found Dr Carling after years of searching for a doctor who would help me. My recent surgery by him, was outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable about his profession. His bedside manner truly unbelievable. To have a doctor as skilled in his work and to have an awesome bedside manner is a rarity. I could go on and on about him, raving about him and his work. I had adrenal surgery performed by him and he was able to spare me having to take lifelong medication. I honestly cannot say enough good things about him. I’m so glad he opened up his Adrenal Center in Florida. Thank you Dr. Carling. Carling Adrenal Center in Florida.

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Best Surgeon! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on June 26th, 2020. Best Surgeon! Kind, compassionate and extremely experienced. World Class Surgeon.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on June 26th, 2020. *Dr. Carling, calm, kind and explained everything perfectly.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 30th, 2020. This was the best hospital I've ever been in. If I ever need surgery I hope I can come to Memorial. It was an absolutely great experience. I do not like hospitals or going to doctors. Dr. Carling is the best. I am so happy I was able to have my care there.

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Dr. Carling is the best! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 30th, 2020. Dr Carling is the best. I couldn't have had a better doctor. The anesthesiologist was awesome too.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 11th, 2020. The best (*Dr. Carling)

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Phenomenal practice Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on November 10th, 2019. I was really scared prior to surgery but at my consultations Dr. Tobias Carling and his staff made me feel at ease. They answered all my questions and were extremely patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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A Great Surgeon! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on November 8th, 2019. Dr. Carling performed surgery on me just over two weeks ago and I feel like myself again! You can tell that he is a very capable and dedicated doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. He explained the entire procedure to me in depth and great detail, making me extremely confident in my choice of a surgeon. My incision area looks fantastic and Dr. Carling gave me a lot of advice about post surgery care. I would definitely recommend this doctor and Yale New Haven Hospital to anyone that needed endocrinology surgery.

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Superb and professional service. Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on October 13th, 2019. Dr. Carling and his team are superb and highly professional healthcare providers. My endocrinologist while referring Dr. Carling indicated he is the best, so not until I met Dr. Carling I understood why he is one of the best in his field, not only that, his staff (fellowships and nurses) are some of the best I have experienced. I appreciate all that Dr. Carling and his team have done for me, and I want to say THANK YOU! Keep up the good work!

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Outstanding !!! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on October 6th, 2019. Outstanding !!! As a healthcare professional having worked along side physicians specializing in many fields of medical care that require high levels of expertise, I can personally attest that Dr. Carling is clearly one of the finest. Dr. Carling is a compassionate, highly skilled, knowledgeable and expert surgeon who takes the necessary time to care for and about his patient. Dr. Carling's Nursing Coordinator is also exceptional. Her attention to detail, clinical expertise, organization and communication skills are commendable. Colleen assisted with every detail while providing reassurance, guidance and support from our first conversation to set up the appointment to checking on my care, progress and recovery after I returned home. Thank you to all the wonderful leadership, staff and care providers that make up the very exceptional Yale New Haven Health & Hospital.

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The Ideal Surgeon and Team. Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on September 6th, 2019. Dr. Carling and his team were fantastic. Everyone was friendly, informative, highly competent, and went out of their way to make sure I was at ease. The surgery was quick and successful. No one wants to have surgery but, with that in mind, Dr. Carling and his team provided the ideal experience. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would

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Couldn't be better! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on September 4th, 2019. It is a scary situation to know you need surgery but when I met Dr. Carling and Registered Nurse Colleen, I knew I would receive outstanding care. From the pre op visit, to the actual operation and then the post op visit, I was treated with respect and care. Dr. Carling is an expert in adrenal surgery and it shows. The OR team that cared for me was top notch and once again to feel safe and secure is so important. It was a seamless experience.

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Amazing Experience! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 30th, 2019. Dr. Carling, his nurses, assistants and staff provided the best treatment that anyone could wish for. I have nothing, but the highest praise for their professionalism and compassion.

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Excellent Surgical Team! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 21st, 2019. Dr. Tobias Carling is an excellent surgeon. He takes his time, answers your questions and follows you through the process. His nurse, Colleen Jannitto, is excellent. She answered all of my questions before my appointment, followed up leading up to the surgery with reminders and checked in after. Wonderful care.

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Adrenal Tumor Removal. Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on June 20th, 2019. Dr. Carling is amazing! Wonderful, caring, supportive, and informative Dr. and staff. Surgery went well with no complications. I Highly recommend Dr. Carling!

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Partial Adrenalectomy Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on June 17th, 2019. I had a successful partial adrenalectomy with Dr. Carling at Yale New Haven Medical Center. Dr. Carling is one of the most high volume adrenal surgeons in the country. Research shows that higher volume adrenal surgeons have better success rates. Dr. Carling was a pioneer in doing rear approach laparoscopic adrenal surgery in the US. He trained with Dr. Walz in Germany who developed this specific surgery. This procedure allowed me a faster recovery with fewer risks of complications than other options. I had originally contacted Dr. Carling about finding a referral for another doctor closer to me on the West Coast. The local surgeon I consulted with was not confident about saving part of my adrenal as Dr. Carling was. Dr. Carling then set me up with his fabulous support staff who arranged everything for me to come to New Haven. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Dr. Carling and his team. I even went out and shot one of my best rounds of golf just 10 days after my surgery.

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Excellent all around Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 19th, 2019. I have no complaints at all

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 17th, 2019. Thrilled with surgery, surgical results, and Dr. Carling

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Excellent attention & care. Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on May 3rd, 2019. Out-standing!

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 8th, 2019. Dr. Carling diagnoses my mother with an adrenal tumor. He was extremely professional and educated my mother and myself on the entire procedure. The staff was also so kind and caring. Dr. Carling is an outstanding MD. I am so grateful to him for taking such good care of my mother. I strongly recommend Dr. Carling if you need an amazing endocrinologist. Maria Merithew/Theresa Durant

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Amazing Work Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 6th, 2019. Dr Carling your attention to detail, commitment to do your best work, and your confidence in your ability make you the amazing surgeon that you are. Many thanks to you and your staff. My tests given to me to ensure that you had all of the available information, the operation and my recovery are a testament to you and the high standards that you set for yourself to ensure success. Thank you.

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Very knowledgeable, friendly and overall great physician. Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 6th, 2019. Dr Carling is very open and friendly. Makes you feel as a patient that he is totally in control and will give you the absolute best treatment. I would fully recommend him and his great team to anyone in need of adrenal surgery. John Klepeis

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Best experience Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 6th, 2019. Dr Carling was an informative, caring, skilled surgeon with measurable results. Thank you to you and Colleen for your dedication and results oriented objectives and open communication. My surgery was easy, quick and very little pain and I am enjoying a quick recovery. Thank you hat everything.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 4th, 2019. I can not speak my highly enough of Dr. Carling! Excellent experience from consult to actual surgery. The level of professionalism of Dr Carling and his staff is rarely found. A few days after my surgery I feel grateful for having met him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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The best! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on March 28th, 2019. Dr Carling was exceptional in every way. Very likable and obviously a skilled surgeon. His Nurse "Collene" was also exceptional handling all the logistics and providing key information. She really kept on top of things. The Yale staff was professional and competent. If you have to spend a night in a hospital, I can't imagine a better experience.

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Best medical care Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on March 27th, 2019. With highest level skills, compassion, dignity and respect, Dr. Carling saved my life. I am forever grateful that Dr. Carling, his nurse and his surgical team work daily to reverse disease, and preserve life and quality of life, for thousands of patients.

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Outstanding surgeon, Dr. Carling Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on March 27th, 2019. I recently had my tumor removed by Dr. Carling and his team. It was a wonderful experience, from beginning to end. Very easy surgery with no problems or complications. I only took a few Tylenol, almost no pain. One night stay at Yale hospital and felt fine within three to four days. My scar is so small, you can barely see it! I feel great. Thank you, Dr. Carling, for taking me as your patient. Thank you to nurse Colleen who is so attentive and caring. I am so lucky !

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Excellent experience Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on March 26th, 2019. Treatment I expected from Yale. Excellent.

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Comforting Experience Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on March 14th, 2019. Dr. Carling along with his staff gave me the upmost care from beginning to end - very professional, knowledgeable and caring. All my concerns worries and questions were answered promptly!

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Excellent Surgeon Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on August 28th, 2018. Excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. Very focused on patient satisfaction, never mind the fact that he removed my cancer quickly and with no negative side effects. Great team supporting him as well, especially Colleen! You guys are excellent. THANK YOU.

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Adrenal Surgery Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on July 7th, 2018. I feel very lucky to have been referred to Dr. Carling for my adrenal cancer. He was a great communicator, explaining in detail the process, answering all my questions, giving me a through walk through of the surgery. His entire staff (office, RN, fellows) took their lead from him and were very hands on and supportive. The surgery went very well and the recovery progressed, I feel very confident in the results. After care was consistent, with multiple follow ups from his nursing staff and office visits, responses to my emails. I can highly recommend Dr. Carling to help you deal with any endocrine surgical issues.

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Excellence! Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on April 13th, 2016. Excellent experience pre and operative for adrenal surgery. Can not be more pleased with care, expertise, explanations and recovery.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on September 4th, 2015. He is a top notch surgeon who really cares about the patient. I would recommend him to anyone with adrenal issues.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Tobias J Carling - Posted on September 1st, 2015. Wonderful surgeon and saved my life.

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Dr. Carling and his team are a class act. Organized and efficient without loosing the personal touch and compassion of excellent medical providers. CT – Oct 31, 2019

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Dr. Carling and his team are superb and highly professional healthcare providers. My endocrinologist while referring Dr. Carling indicated he is the best, so not until I met Dr. Carling I understood why he is one of the best in his field, not only that, his staff (fellowships and nurses) are some of the best I have experienced. I appreciate all that Dr. Carling and his team have done for me, and I want to say THANK YOU! Keep up the good work! Donovan Lawrence – Oct 13, 2019

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Dr. Carling, Colleen and his team are a wonderful, supportive group of people who provide excellent support and information concerning my tumor removal. Took time to explain,answer questions and display compassion not shown as often in the health field anymore. I highly recommend this gifted and talented man who truly put his patients first! Thank you! Oct. 10 2019 Maria V. Maria Vece in Branford, CT – Oct 11, 2019

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Outstanding!!! As a healthcare professional having worked alongside physicians specializing in many fields of medical care that require high levels of expertise, I can personally attest that Dr. Carling is clearly one of the finest. Dr. Carling is a compassionate, highly skilled, knowledgeable and expert surgeon who takes the necessary time to care for and about his patient. Dr. Carling's Nursing Coordinator, Colleen Jannitto, RN is also exceptional. Her attention to detail, clinical expertise, organization and communication skills are commendable. Colleen assisted with every detail while providing reassurance, guidance and support from our first conversation to set up the appointment to checking on my care, progress and recovery after I returned home. Thank you to all the wonderful leadership, staff and care providers that make up the very exceptional Yale New Haven Health & Hospital. Phyllis A Santilli – Oct 07, 2019

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Dr. Carling and his team were fantastic. Everyone was friendly, informative, highly competent, and went out of their way to make sure I was at ease. The surgery was quick and successful. No one wants to have surgery but, with that in mind, Dr. Carling and his team provided the ideal experience. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would Sep 06, 2019

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Dr. Tobias Carling and his nurse, Colleen Jannitto are an excellent team. She set up my appointments, made sure I had all the information I needed before my pre-op appt, leading up to the surgery and post op. Dr. Carling was kind, caring and attentive to my questions. The day of surgery, he came to greet me before and then performed a wonderful surgery. You cannot even tell where the scar is. He is very thorough and has a wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Tina G. – Jul 22, 2019

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Dr. Carling, his nurse Colleen, and their entire team are truly outstanding. They are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Carling is a wonderful doctor who is truly gifted and talented. He has extensive expertise, with great patience and kindness. I have recovered very quickly from the surgery. I am so grateful for everything. May 04, 2019

Excellent doctor and staff. Took good care of me in removal of thyroid gland causing goiter. I would fully recommend him and his staff to anyone in need of thyroid or especially adrenal surgery. Apr 06, 2019

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I was immediately comfortable with and confident of Dr. Carling. He did not disappoint. My wife received the post surgical report from Dr. Carling and commented about how clearly she understood his explanation of the results. Bottom line... Dr. Carling achieved excellent results. Mar 28, 2019

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Dr. Carling recently removed two tumors from my neck. With highest level skills, compassion, dignity and respect, Dr. Carling saved my life, and preserved highest level quality of my life. I am forever grateful for the excellence of care from Dr. Carling and his team. Mar 27, 2019

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My experience with Dr Carling was excellent. He is extremely through, professional and completely caring. I had a complete adrenal removal, Dr Carlings and his entire medical staff were completely professional, and competent, I see why he is so highly recommended. I would highly recommend Dr Carlings and his staff. His nurse Colleen is absolutely wonderful as well . Mar 14, 2019

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Dr. Carling and his excellent team helped me deal with my diagnosis and surgery. He had the highest recommendations and I can see why. Medically he is beyond reproach and is well known for his excellent results, but he also took time to explain everything, was caring and took time with me, his staff were all there 100% to answer questions during the whole process. I am beyond pleased with how my otherwise traumatic experience (having cancer) went. LB in CT – Jul 07, 2018

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Dr. Shalane Lawrence Dr. Carling deserves five stars. His work on me was meticulous and impeccable. He works with skill and precision and I am pleased with the work he did on me. I had the left side adrenal removed. My surgery went well, the hospital stay was hospitable, my recovery was un eventful, his staff was friendly, helpful and professional and last but not least the incision was done with precision. I could tell Dr. Carling was good at his craft. This review was without reservation.

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Mary Matsagas Dr Carling is very kind, & caring. He patiently answered all the questions I had, and explained my condition & treatment options thoroughly and clearly. I felt very confident in his care. Colleen Jannitto is absolutely wonderful! She was very helpful, easy to reach, kept in touch, and was very supportive & informative as to the healing process. She is also an FMLA expert. Thank you, Colleen, for everything!

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Yvonne Cosacchi Excellent surgeon. Perfect bedside manner. Very thorough and educated.

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Betsy OReilly Dr. Carling came highly recommended and upon my initial visit with him I had complete confidence in his skills. He was very thorough in explaining my condition, the treatment, risks, and recovery process and was very receptive to my need to ask questions. His nurse, Colleen, was so incredibly wonderful in calming my fears, reassuring me I was in good hands, answering my questions, and following-up post-op on how I was doing. Excellent team and highly recommend them!

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Donovan Lawrence Dr. Carling and his team are superb and highly professional healthcare providers. My endocrinologist while referring Dr. Carling indicated he is the best, so not until I met Dr. Carling I understood why he is one of the best in his field, not only that, his staff (fellowships and nurses) are some of the best I have experienced. I appreciate all that Dr. Carling and his team have done for me, and I want to say THANK YOU! Keep up the good work!

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Art S Outstanding !!! As a healthcare professional having worked along side physicians specializing in many fields of medical care that require high levels of expertise, I can personally attest that Dr. Carling is clearly one of the finest. Dr. Carling is a compassionate, highly skilled, knowledgeable and expert surgeon who takes the necessary time to care for and about his patient. Dr. Carling's Nursing Coordinator, Colleen Jannitto, RN is also exceptional. Her attention to detail, clinical expertise, organization and communication skills are commendable. Colleen assisted with every detail while providing reassurance, guidance and support from our first conversation to set up the appointment to checking on my care, progress and recovery after I returned home. Thank you to all the wonderful leadership, staff and care providers that make up the very exceptional Yale New Haven Health & Hospital. Phyllis S.

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Shelby McElrath Dr. Carling and his team were fantastic. Everyone was friendly, informative, highly competent, and went out of their way to make sure I was at ease. The surgery was quick and successful. No one wants to have surgery but, with that in mind, Dr. Carling and his team provided the ideal experience. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

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Ellin VanLeeuwen Dr. Tobias Carling was the most highly recommended surgeon by 2 endocrinologists I had appointments with. For good reason! I could not be happier with the pre-surgery discussion - thorough and answered all my questions. And the surgery was short, successful, and literally no after effects. Excellent physician. Excellent surgeon.

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Cardiff Surf Kook I had a successful partial adrenalectomy with Dr. Carling at Yale New Haven Medical Center. Dr. Carling is one of the most high volume adrenal surgeons in the country. Research shows that higher volume adrenal surgeons have better success rates. Dr. Carling was a pioneer in doing rear approach laparoscopic adrenal surgery in the US. He trained with Dr. Walz in Germany who developed this specific surgery. This procedure allowed me a faster recovery with fewer risks of complications than other options. I had originally contacted Dr. Carling about finding a referral for another doctor closer to me on the West Coast. The local surgeon I consulted with was not confident about saving part of my adrenal as Dr. Carling was. Dr. Carling then set me up with his fabulous support staff who arranged everything for me to come to New Haven. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Dr. Carling and his team. I even went out and shot one of my best rounds of golf just 10 days after my surgery.


5 Stars brittany jefferson Dr. carling and his staff are amazing! Not one complaint, they’re very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people. Made me also feel very comfortable.

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Luzy Avila Doctor Carling has done 3 of my surgeries. He is an amazing Surgeon. I first like that he is straightforward Doctor with your options and throughly explains those options so you can decide what is best for you. He is pleasant, empathetic and dedicated. His team is 100 percent as dedicated. These Team members make you feel at ease and comfortable. Dr. Carling works well with your other Doctors during the recovery and long term issues.

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Lisa Topham Dr.Carling is absolutely fantastic. He is impeccablely trained, extremely thorough, and extremely personable. His nurse Colleen is phenomenal as well, super team. And my adrenal surgery with him was almost a piece of cake. I would highly recommend him.

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joe mack Adrenal surgery perfectly done. The diagnosis and surgery saved my life. There is no other way to put it. I thought my life was over! I could not understand why 6 doctors in Fairfield Co CT (ONE OF WEALTHIEST CO IN USA) couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, Honorable mention to Dr Duben (endo) for sending me to Carling. It was a process for sure and Yale was great. Apparently paying $12,000.00 per yr for health insurance(1 person me), covers nothing unless you spend days and weeks fighting for every penny. Its absurd. But in the face of a total breakdown in the entire healthcare system Carling, Yale and Duben literally were the most professional Dr's and staff I have met on this journey towards wellness. Great Job!

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Kim Griswold I had an excellent outcome with Dr Carling. The surgery went well and my only concerns were with the findings which in my case were good.

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Lori Dr Carling and his staff are absolutely amazing. I had two surgeries, and both were done to perfection with minimal recovery time and an incision you hardly can see.

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Ellen Woodward Absolutely the best!  Thyroid and Adrenal Surgery 05/15/2019 & 06/05/19 Just a quick email to say thank you for everything regarding my two recent surgeries (thyroidectomy in May and left adrenalectomy in June). You are a gifted and skilled surgeon. My husband and I were very impressed with your expertise and confidence. We appreciated you taking the time to explain everything to us during the preops, after each surgery and at the post op appointments. I am so pleased with the outcome of both surgeries. My thyroid was extremely enlarged and I was having difficulty breathing, you did an amazing job removing it with minimal scarring and discomfort. It is wonderful to no longer deal with labored breathing or waking up at night gasping for air. Walking up one flight of stairs was a challenge for me. Three days after the surgery I did a six mile walk with my family on the rail trail by my house, it was such an achievement for me. Now I am active once again - walking, biking, swimming and enjoying it! The left adrenalectomy was a positive experience also and I healed quickly. I had some residual nerve pain but that went away just as you advised me it would. You and Dr. Brown and Colleen are an amazing team! (Yale Hospital is lucky to have each one of you as part of their team). Thanks again, Mary Clinton

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“Dr. Carling, his assistant a very well informed (a courteous young lady), and his scheduling coordinator, all great people.... I was able to go to pre-registration same day due to the coordinators efforts to get me in.... I live more than one hour away and would have had to make another trip.... Great service” “Dr. Carling was very professional and knowledgeable.”

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Aug 15th , 2019 “Dr. Carling was very kind and informative.” “Dr Carling and his team were so professional and so caring - I would 100 percent recommend him again for surgery.” “Dr Carling and his staff are amazing. He makes you feel comfortable and is very personable. I don't usually post reviews online but I did on Google for him!” “Tobias Carling MD is highly skilled, kind, compassionate and I would highly recommend him as the expert to see concerning your adrenal surgery.” “I feel very confident in Dr Carling. He seems to be a caring, professional physician. I know I'm in good hands.” “Dr Tobias Carling is informed and personable.” “My doctor, Dr. Carling, was excellent in every way. He spoke on a level that the lay person would understand. He was a great teacher and I can't say enough good things about him, he made such a good impression and I have to tell you I am singing his praises no matter who I talk with I tell them about that young man. He did an outstanding job, his whole staff par excellent.” “Amazing!!”

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“Dr. Carling. Caring surgeon.” “From my surgeon to the resident and fellow with team members I received the best care possible.” “Physicians came in a few times and explained everything. They took the time to answer my questions.” “Dr. Carling and his fellow were readily available to answer questions. I felt I was in excellent care during surgery and after.” “I had the best experience with my doctor. Very good doctor. (*Dr. Carling)” “Felt my doctors had exceptional skills and excellent bedside manner.” “Dr. Tobias Carling sent me very much at ease and made me feel less anxious and more informed about my upcoming surgery.” “Dr. Carling was very good about his explanation of my future Operation. He detailed exactly what was needed and reassured me everything would be fine.” “Dr. Carling is amazing, didn't have any questions that's how great he was.”

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January 3rd, 2019 Press Gainey “My friend and I were both impressed with Dr. Carling and his staff.” “I wanted the best and believe that Dr. Carling is the best.” “Dr. Carling and Dr. Brown and were excellent!!!!!” “Very comfortable with Dr. Carling---he was reassuring and informative” “Dr. T. Carling is wonderful as is his fellow Neeta. Both explained the procedure beforehand & addressed my concerns & questions. I can't say enough about them & the other staff.” “I just can't say enough good about Dr. Carling! Excellent surgeon with an excellent bedside manner. Excellent experience.” “Dr. Carling helped to alleviate our fears prior to surgery” “Dr. Carling was professional and caring. I await results of tests he ordered and his recommendations for treatment.” “Excellent. Took time to answer questions.” “Dr. Carling and their team are very good. Excellent team. They took very good care of me.” “First time seeing Dr. Carling he explained what my condition is and the surgery that will be performed” “Very informative” “Dr. Carling and his staff were very friendly and reassuring. Dr. Carling made me feel very at ease with my surgery.” “Answered all questions put me at ease.”

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