WHAT IS A FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY (FNA OR FNAB) OF A THYROID NODULE? A fine needle aspiration biopsy of a thyroid nodule is a simple and safe procedure performed in the doctor’s office. Typically, the biopsy is performed under ultrasound...More info
2018 Top TEN Thyroid Blogs: ThyroidNoSurgery.com is Number 4. 4. Thyroid Center of Santa Monica – Hypothyroidism santa monica california About Blog Blog by Dr. Richard Guttler, I am a clinical thyroidologist That means I evaluate patients for...More info
Surgery for Thyroid cysts 101: 10 year post PEI No Recurrence. 10 years ago I saw this 31 Y/O male patient from China.He was unable to get alternative therapy for his nodule in China. Traveled to my center. He had a 7 mm nodule for 5 years...More info
Thyroid Nodules No Surgery 101: Recurrent thyroid cyst treated with ethanol PEI. 51 F with neck discomfort and breathing problems laying flat at night. 4 years ago noted the mass and had it drained multiple times but it recurred. Told to have...More info
Thyroid Cysts No Surgery 101: Easily Visible Large Cyst in the Center of the Neck The patient had symptoms and it was sticking out and noticed by friends. She was told by her physicians that surgery was the only treatment even though it was not...More info
Thyroid Nodule Biopsies 101: Smaller Needle and No Suction is Better to Reduce Inadequate Results. Moss WJ et al Thyroid 28(7)2018 p.857 Dr. Guttler’s comments on this article. 4500 nodules reviewed. No suction technique was superior to...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: More Cancer after 2-3 Surgeries and Radioiodine. Consider Alternative Ethanol Ablation PEI.
Thyroid Cancer 101: More Cancer after 2-3 Surgeries and Radioiodine. Consider Alternative Ethanol Ablation PEI. The presence of recurrent thyroid cancer lymph nods in the lateral neck are usually not palpable.The endocrine neck ultrasound survey...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: After 3 Surgeries,2 Radioiodine Treatments, and a New Lymph Node is Found to be Thyroid Cancer Again!
Thyroid Cancer 101: After 3 Surgeries,2 Radioiodine Treatments, and a New Lymph Node is Found to be Thyroid Cancer Again! This abnormal lymph node was biopsied and needle wash for thyroglobulin proved she had another neck recurrence.She had 2...More info
Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: The Case for Alternative Treatment to Replace Surgery This large benign thyroid nodule was causing symptoms and was a cosmetic problem to the patient. After her primary told her there was only surgery, she went online...More info
Thyroid Nodules 101: Most are Harmless,A Few are Cancers No Rush to Surgery as It his Never an Emergency or Life Threatening.
Thyroid Nodules 101: Most are Harmless, A Few are Cancers but Still There is No Rush to Surgery as nodules or cancer are Never an Emergency or Life Threatening. A lump in the throat not always cause for alarm 1. Thyroid nodules are lumps that...More info
Thyroid Cysts 101: Ethanol ablation PEI is significantly superior to radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Dr.Guttler comments on this article. PEI is my choice over RF ablation as the first-line treatment modality for patients with cystic thyroid...More info
Thyroid Lymph Node Cancer Ethanol Ablation PEI 101 No More Radical Neck Dissection Surgery or Radioiodine.
Thyroid Lymph Node Cancer Ethanol Ablation 101 No More Radical Neck Dissection Surgery or Radioiodine. Patient S/P thyroidectomy radioiodine and neck dissection. She has a single lymph node seen above that shows the needle in the node to for...More info