Thyroid RF Mini-Probe: How it Will Decrease The Surgeries for Benign Thyroid Nodules and Even Some Thyroid Cancers in the USA. The field of interventional thyroidology will expand beyond the first line treatment of thyroid cysts with...More info
Simple Goiter: Not so Simple After All. Alternative to Eventual Surgery for Simple Nodular Goiters Alternative to eventual surgery for simple goiters Normal TSH, T4 is not a reason not to treat the goiter with T4. The thyroid hormone...More info
No Thyroid Surgery: Another Thyroid Disease Has a New First Line of Therapy in Place of Surgery This well done study comparing RFA to surgery for thyroid nodules confirms prior studies that RFA is a safe alternative for solid benign...More info
The Age of No Surgery is HERE Even for Some Thyroid Cancers: Active Surveillance AS. 1.5 classic papillary thyroid cancers in idea locations in the thyroid lobes away from the capsule and recurrent nerve and isthmus are candidates for AS...More info
Thyroid No Surgery #3 The Art of Refusing a Surgery for a Small Micro-Papillary Thyroid Cancer It a patient is told they have cancer it can be nervous time for sure. However, not all cancers are the same. Some such as pancreas cancer is very...More info
There are 4 Treatments for Toxic or Autonomous Thyroid Nodules:Only One Involves No Surgery or Radiation
There are 4 Treatments for Toxic or Autonomous Thyroid Nodules:Only Two Involvee No Surgery or Radiation What is a toxic nodule TNG or autonomous functioning thyroid nodule AFTN? Different from other nodules these start as a single cloned cell...More info
1 Week Old New Diagnosis of Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do Not Panic: Take Time to Get Evaluated Before Any Surgery.
1 Week Old New Diagnosis of Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do Not Panic: Take Time to Get Evaluated Before Any Surgery. Recently Diagnosed and feeling very overwhelmed Posted by corky19 22 Apr 2017 10:48 PM Hi All I was diagnosed with papillary...More info
China Surgically Removes 1 Million Benign Thyroid Nodules a Year This represents about 40% of all the surgeries in the world to treat benign thyroid nodules. Modern ablation procedures such as RFA and HIFU can reduce the cost $2000 USD of a...More info
Don’t Have Thyroid Surgery in France! No Pre-op needle biopsy or referral to an endocrinologist. Management before thyroidectomy was terrible leading to excess complications. Adults who undergo thyroidectomy in France often receive...More info
What Happens When You Don’t Get Expert Opinions On Indeterminate Thyroid Biopsies? Unnecessary Surgery or a Total vs A Lobectomy?
What Happens When You Don’t Get Expert Opinions On Indeterminate Thyroid Biopsies? Unnecessary Surgery or a Total vs A Simple Lobectomy? DF Schneider et al Endo Practice 23(4) 2017 The wrong surgery can cause problems. Some cancers in a...More info
Newly Minted Downgrade of Some Papillary Cancers as Benign Saves Excessive Surgery and Costs Less. Agrawal N. et al Endo Practice 23(4) April 2017. The aggressive treatment group’s was twice as expensive for initial treatment for NIFT-P...More info
Radiofrequency Ablation RFA:A New Addition to Master’s Classes in Interventional Thyroidology Starting in June 2017 Santa Monica Thyroid Center’s Richard Guttler MD, FACE, ECNU is adding RFA to the classes. The use of a smaller probe...More info