Dr. Czako, Surgical Director of North Operating Room Services, has been on staff in the Department of Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital since 1993. After completing his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan, he attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was then accepted into the surgical training program at William Beaumont Hospital after which he completed fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan. His mentor there was Professor Norman W. Thompson, who many consider one of the pioneers in developing endocrine surgery as a subspecialty of general surgery. Since 1993, Dr. Czako has maintained an active practice in general surgery, including laparoscopy, with an emphasis on the endocrine system.
Dr. Czako performs over 200 thyroidectomies per year for both benign and malignant disease. He also performs over 100 minimally invasive parathyroid explorations per year using state-of-the-art nuclear medicine technology and intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay on an outpatient basis. Dr. Czako has expertise in laparoscopic adrenal surgery for the removal of tumors, both malignant and benign, including pheochromocytoma, aldosteronoma, and Cushing's Syndrome. He has special interest in patients and families with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, a hereditary cancer syndrome, and provides both surgical treatment and counseling for family members.
Dr. Czako is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Association of Endocrine Surgery and The Coller Surgical Society, as well as local surgical organizations, having recently served as President of The Detroit Surgical Association.