Dr.Guttler’s comments: Not much can go wrong but here is a summary. Unlike the hospital, my patients are watched post RFA for 30-45 minutes while they are checked for any symptoms. They can return to work but no heavy lifting or exercise...More info
In 2014 Richard Guttler began the training and use of thyroid RFA for thyroid nodules in Italy. He returned and began using 3 different RFA systems to begin to understand how RFA could help his thyroid patients with benign nodules avoid surgery...More info
What to Expect? Dr.Guttler’s comments. Many patient panic when there is more neck bulging on day one post RFA. Also the volume of the nodule may increase. This is normal after RFA. It is caused by edema and swelling of the nodule and soft...More info
Dr. Guttler’s comments: To decrease the amount of residual nodule tissue left after the first ablation there are two methods to help. The Artery Ablation. This is the first thing to do. The feeder artery can be ablated by inserting the tip...More info
Fewer complications. Shorter recovery time Quick return to normal work and leisure activities. Preserves your thyroid function. No life long thyroid medication. No general anesthesia Local only. No hospital admission. No surgical scar. No...More info
The use of PET/CT in follicular neoplasms has been shown to sort out two groups. 28 / 86 patients with FN had PET/CT imaging. 6/28 had high SUV max of >5. and sent to surgery. 22/28 had low SUV max> 5. All 22 had thyroid RF ablation. 12 month...More info
Thyroid RFA: It is Used Routinely for treating thyroid nodules, AFTN, Toxic Nodules, Micropapillary thyroid cancer, recurrent thyroid cancer, and even follicular neoplasms in some thyroidologist practices now.
Call me for a consultation before having surgery. 310-393-8860 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Ask for Alicia. DR.G.More info