Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: Quality of Life After Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Dr.Valcavi’s group studied Forty patients (35 women and 5 men; age, 54.9 ± 14.3 years) with cold...More info
Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post: Information to patients and referring physicians on Thyroid RFA.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Despite the increasing evidence of safety and efficacy of EA and RFA for benign thyroid nodules, there is still a large variation in the application of the different available techniques among different countries...More info
DR. Guttler’s Comments: 1. A Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery. 2. He is 101 years old and still has passion for his work. Arises early to walk go to the gym then spends 3 days a week at Cedars and the rest of the week he works form...More info
Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post #17 Reduced Quality of Life with RAI/131 for Graves’ disease.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. Study was to assess QoL in patients 6–10 years after treatment for Graves’ disease. 2. Patients treated with RAI had worse thyroid-related and general QoL than patients treated with ATD.Surgery has...More info
Dr.Guttler’s Patient Thyroid Blog Post #16 Miss leading paper of Quality of life after surgery for Graves’ and Toxic nodular goiter.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: In 2022 surgery and radioiodine are used less often than long term low dose Anti thyroid drugs. Surgery has it’s own loss of quality of life when complications occur and a scar is left , and life long thyroid...More info
Dr.Guttler’s #10 Patient Blog Post; Quality of life of patients more than 1 year after surgery for thyroid cancer
Dr.G’s Comments: 1.QOL issues are not considered because of the good prognosis. 2. 75/134 patients (56% ) Patients with persistent/prolonged calcium or vitamin D intake reported worse QOL one year after the surgery. 3.Domains of global...More info
One Visit Evaluation to See If you are a candidate for alternative therapy with ethanol or radiofrequency ablation with complete testing done by Dr.Guttler in His Office. One Visit Evaluation to See If you are a candidate for alternative therapy...More info
Thyroid Diseases 101: A Patient’s List Dr.Guttler’s comments: The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that sits in the front of the neck. It makes thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Hyperthyroidism is one of...More info
RFA for Thyroid Nodules and Cancer:: Transformative Therapy With Abuse Risks. Endocrine Practice 28( 2022) 233-234. Haymart MR et at Dr.Guttler’s comments. 1. RFA can and will change how we care for patients with nodules and cancer...More info
1. Thyroid nodule: how is it diagnosed? The presence of goiter and thyroid nodules does not give rise to specific symptoms, unless the size is such that it causes compression of the trachea or oesophagus, leading to swallowing or breathing...More info
Radiofrequency ablation RFA of Autonomous or Toxic Nodule Preserved Normal thyroid function compared to Radioiodine therapy..
Dr.Guttler’s comments: 1. The major difference was not in nodule reduction or treating the hyperthyroidism, it was in the preservation of normal thyroid function, and avoiding radiation exposure in young adults. All patients responded to RI...More info
Patient’s Guide to Available Thyroid and Neck Ablation For Nodules,Cysts, Parathyroid Adenoma and Cancer
1. Thyroid Nodules: Pure cyst or > 50 fluid use ethanol ablation PEI. Solid mixed cyst >50% use Radiofrequency ablation RFA. 2. Solid Thyroid Nodules: Toxic or Autonomous Functioning Nodule with Low TSH and High T4: Treat with RFA instead...More info