Ante Škarospecialist in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery

Ante ćkaro, ravnatelj
  • Thyroid
  • Minimally invasive surgery of thyroid
  • Skin growths surgery
  • University of Zagreb School of Medicine


Dr. Škaro has twenty years of medical experience. He specialized in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery. The thyroid diagnosis and treatment is his field of special interest.
Since 2008, he has worked as the director of the first privately owned centre for thyroid disorders in which he is active even today. In his practice, he gladly includes different medical and non-medical experts in order to provide an integral support to the patients.
By following the trends in surgery, he introduced a new surgical instrument – ultracision-harmonic scalpel which enables the minimally invasive thyroid operations. In that way, less tissue destruction, faster postoperational recovery and smaller postoperational scar is achieved.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Split in 1969
  • Graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 1995 and became a Medical Doctor
  • Completed a internship at the University Hospital for Tumors in Zagreb
  • Graduated as doctor from the Officer Scool in Zagreb in 1997
  • Began a specialization in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University Tumors Hospital in Zagreb in 1998
  • Passed a specialist exam in the University Hospital Centre Sestre Milosrdnice in Zagreb in 2002
  • Completed a “Neck and Thyroid Ultrasound” course at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and University Hospital Centre Zagreb in 2002
  • Completed a “Course of Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery”, University of Pisa, Italy in 2004
  • From 1995 to 2008 worked as a surgeon in Head and Neck Tumor Surgery Department in University Hospital for Tumors in Zagreb

I have participated in a number of national and international conventions and have been an author and co-author of a number of scientific and professional papers and articles.
The fields of special interest are: thyroid diagnosis and treatment, minimally invasive thyroid surgery, skin growths surgery and oncosurgery.
I am a member of the Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Society for Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Croatian Society of Oncology and European Society of Endocrinology.
I am a founder and director of Leptir Group, a privately owned specialized centre for thyroid disorders in Croatia established in May 2008.

Thyroid surgery

Leptir Polyclinic applies modern techniques of the Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Thyroid at patients with thyroid disfunction. Such technique brings a number of advantages. A surgery lasts shorter. A tissue distruction is smaller. A post-surgery pain is smaller. A hospitalization is shorter. A post-surgery recovery is shorter.

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Infections and problems with ear, throat and nose are very common and usually connected. Mostly they acure during the colder time of year, but also during the stressful periods.

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Skin growths surgery

There are two operating methods regarding the skin growths surgery – removing by radiofrequency knife and removing by classic surgery. Moles are examined by dermatoscope and then sent for cytological and pathohistological analysis if required.

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Thyroid examination

Before seeing a specialist, you should think about all the symptoms of thyroid disfunction you feel. The doctor will ask you to list them as well as all other diseases you have suffered from.

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Thyroid ultrasound

It is a simple and reliable examination during which the patient lies on his/her back with his/her head tipped backwards while the doctor examines the neck with ultrasound probe. Ultrasound indicates a location, composition, size and form of thyroid. Also, it reveals changes in thyroid such as nodules, cysts, infections, tumors.

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Fine needle aspiration biopsy

It is a precise procedure during which the doctor performs the fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid under ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate placement of the needle. A part of suspicious tissue is taken further to cytological analysis. The cytological analysis indicates whether it concerns normal, inflammatory or tumor cells. Cytological analysis differs benign and malignant nodules and detects a chronicle thyroid infaction.

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I had problems with hemorrhoids for four years. After been examined by Dr. Ivanović, a HAL-RAR procedure had been arranged. The operation was successful and I was sent home the next morning. The recovery lasted ten days. Now, six weeks after the procedure, I had a checkup and everything is all right. I’d like to thank the entire staff, especially Dr. Ivanović, on professional and pleasant approach.

Filip Jović

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