The Sad State of Alternative Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules in the USA. There is Plenty of Blame to Go Around. Major companies (Covidien and Medtronic decided several years ago to ignore all the research coming out of Korea and refuse to...More info
Thyroid RFA for Large Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: One Patient’s Experience in Korea My patient who was told the only treatment for her large visible thyroid nodule with symptoms was surgery in her home town in North Carolina. She was...More info
Large Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: Surgery is Not the First Choice for Treatment Anymore ! Benign Thyroid Cysts and Solid Nodules can be ablated with thyroid ethanol PEI or radiofrequency ablation RFA as an outpatient in a few minutes without a...More info
Are You A Candidate For Treatment of a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule Causing Local Symptoms or Is a Cosmetic Problem in the USA?
Are You A Candidate For Treatment of a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule Causing Local Symptoms or Is a Cosmetic Problem in the USA? The Santa Monica Thyroid Center’s Interventional Thyroidologist Richard Guttler is collecting the names of...More info
Thyroid Microcancer 101: What we learned from the Japanese Studies. Thyroid 28(1) 2018: p.23 Miyauchi A. et al Dr.Guttler comments on this article. 1.10 years on 1235 patients 2. Only 8 % grew > 3mm. 3. Only 4% had node metastaic disease in...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 for an Airway is Not a Candidate for Surgery due to her Underlying Illness. Patient with bilateral goiter narrowing her airway. Drainage of a large cyst...More info
Thyroid No Surgery 101: Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Study from Austria. Dobnig H. et al Thyroid 28(4) 2018 p.472 DR.Guttler comments on this article More evidence that thyroid RFA is a safe way to treat thyroid nodules without...More info
Thyroid Cancer 101: Active Surveillance AS: What is It and Can I Be Treated by Just Follow up examinations without extensive thyroid surgery?
Thyroid Cancer 101: Active Surveillance What is It and Can I Be Treated by Just Follow up examinations without surgery? Comments by Dr.Guttler. The Japanese experience is quite positive for AS but the population in Japan is different than the...More info
Thyroid No Surgery 101: Two Non-Surgery Options for Small <1.5 cm Micro-papillary Cancers. Active Surveillance: A deferred follow up system keeping the cancer in the neck and only if it grows >3 mm over time will there ever by a rescue...More info
Thyroid No Surgery 101: How to Avoid Major Thyroid Eye Surgery for Graves ‘Eye disease TED A new drug for thyroid eye disease is now in Phase 3 trials. It is called Teprotumumab. It has been classified as a breakthrough...More info
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Use of Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Primary Thyroid Cancers Reference: Jeong. et al International J.Hyperthermia 33(8)938-45 2017 Ethanol and thermal ablation for malignant thyroid tumors Papillary thyroid...More info
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Low risk primary micro-papillary thyroid cancer alternatives to surgery
Thyroid Cancer No Surgery 101: Low risk primary micro-papillary thyroid cancer alternatives to surgery Clinical Review State of the Art Review Low risk papillary thyroid cancer BMJ 2014;348:g3045 Juan P Brito, et al Comments by Dr.Guttler...More info