Welcome to the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica
Diagnostic Endocrine Neck Ultrasound
Ultrasound Guided Extra-Fine #27 Needle Aspiration Biopsy ( No Suction No Local Needed )
eROSE ( Endocrine Adequate Assessment )
Thyroid Cancer Molecular Markers by Needle Washout during the FNA or Later on Cytology Slides or Markers Done on Inadequate Smears
~ Ultrasound-Guided PEI thyroid cysts,
Parathyroid cysts, and thyroid cancer lymph nodes
~ RFA radiofrequency ablation for solid nodules
~ HIFU echotherapy for solid nodules
The initial thing is to make sure you don’t have a < 1cm papillary thyroid cancer, with low risk features on endocrine neck ultrasound. These include safe location away from the recurrent nerve, and trachea and no lateral neck lymph node involvement. These are “harmless” and low,low risk and can safely be followed. This is called Active Surveillance.
Meet Dr. Guttler
The Thyroid Center of Santa Monica is a multiservice center established for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders in Santa Monica, California. Since 1974, Dr. Richard Guttler, clinical thyroidologist and board-certified endocrinologist, has been the director for the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica. Dr. Guttler is also the sole owner of the Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Lab of Southern California, an extension of the thyroid center.
Non-Surgical Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Your one-stop-shop for the diagnosis
and treatment of thyroid conditions
Our practice is highly specialized and is one of only a few centers across the United States focused entirely on thyroid problems.
We commonly serve patients who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and other conditions involving the thyroid. For patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, we offer innovative, advanced techniques that are smart, cost-effective alternatives to surgery. Interventional thyroid procedures include ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injections (PEIs) for cysts and thyroid cancer lymph nodes,radiofrequency ablation for solid nodules, and HIFU for solid thyroid nodules
Because of our specialty services, patients come from all over the world to see Dr. Guttler. In addition, endocrinologists travel to Dr. Guttler’s office for his workshops and Masters classes offering advanced training and knowledge in thyroidology.
Thyroid Center of Santa Monica welcomes your call and looks forward to serving patients and their physicians. To request a consultation, please call our office at (310) 393-8860
Thyroid No Surgery 101
Published in American Thyroid Association new video journal VideoEndocrinology: My Simple Office Ethanol Ablation Procedure for thyroid/parathyroid cysts and recurrent thyroid cancer lymph nodes.
Published in American Thyroid Association new video journal VideoEndocrinology: My Simple Office...More info
Thyroid No Surgery Nodule and Tumor PEI/RFA Ablation 101: Patients Need to Insist Their Local ECNU Certified Endocrinologists Do Ablations or Refer Them to Someone That Does.
Thyroid No Surgery Nodule and Tumor PEI/RFA Ablation 101: Patients Need to Insist Their Local...More info
Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for benign thyroid nodules, and Thyroid Cancer nodal metastatic lymph nodes, and micro-papillary thyroid cancer
The patient with a cosmetic or symptomatic benign thyroid nodules can be treated with RFA.Also thyroid cancer lymph nodes and micro-papillary cancer can be an alternative active surveillance. We need to send you to Europe or Korea until RFA is approved in the USA.
Breakthrough Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment
From The Blog
Master’s Class Resume in Fourth Quarter 2018: All Endocrinologists Doing their Own Thyroid Biopsies are Prime Targets of AACE to Learn Radiofrequency and Ethanol Ablation on Their Own Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Cancer.
Master’s Class Resume in Fourth Quarter 2018: All Endocrinologists Doing their Own Thyroid...More info
Thyroid Surgery 101: Think Twice and get outside opinion before you go to surgery for thyroid nodules or cancer. They don’t tell you what can go wrong and how you will be effected for weeks or months after.
Thyroid Surgery 101: Think Twice and get outside opinion before you go to surgery for thyroid...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: In a Time of Too many biopsies on small thyroid nodules comes a patient with a very big nodule that was watched because the physicians thought the ultrasound image did not warrant a biosy for years while it continued to grow.
Thyroid Cancer 101: ALWAYS GET OUTSIDE OPINION BEFORE HAVING THYROID SURGERY FOR NODULES OR...More info
Thyroid No Surgery Ethanol Ablation PEI 101: Choking Patient with Massive Goiter and a 5 mm slit for an Airway is Not a Candidate for Surgery due to her Underlying Illness.
Thyroid Cysts 101 Thyroid No Surgery 101: Choking Patient with Massive Goiter and a 5 mm slit...More info
Be Aware of Afirma GEC Suspicious Result in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Many More Are Not Cancer, But the look alike Benign Noninvasive Follicular Neoplasm with Papillary-like Nuclei called NIFN-P.
Be Aware of Afirma GEC Suspicious Result in Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Many More Are Not...More info