Thyroid No Surgery 101: Dr.Guttler’s Rules to Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery. Rules: Never have thyroid surgery when told you have thyroid cancer without outside second opinion first. Why? One if it is small and located entirely inside your...More info
Thyroid MicroCancer 101: TCCC Member Richard Guttler’s Non-Surgical Options. Focus of practice is to find alternative methods to prevent unnecessary thyroid surgery. First was needle biopsies to decrease surgery on benign nodules, then...More info
For Patients For Physicians For Researchers Richard B. Guttler, MD SPECIALTY: Endocrinology TELEPHONE: 310-393-8860 About Dr. Guttler Doctor Guttler is a clinical thyroidologist and interventional radiologist who practices in Los Angeles...More info
What does the Patient with Micro-Papillary Cancer PMC Think About Active Surveillance AS vs Surgery? Psychooncology 2017 Jan 26 D’agostino TA et al: 15 patients and 6 care givers Surgery vs AS Two themes were shared by both groups. Deep...More info
Active Surveillance AS or lobectomy Surgery for Micro-Papillary Thyroid Cancer Shriya Venkatesh, BSc http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2016.06.076 The management of low-risk micropapillary thyroid cancer <1 cm in size has come into question...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
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
ThyroidNoSurgery.Com: The Place on the Web to Find All You Need to Know About Alternatives To Surgery for Thyroid Nodules,Cysts and Even Some Cancers.
ThyroidNoSurgery.Com: The Place on the Web to Find All You Need to Know About Alternatives To Surgery for Thyroid Nodules,Cysts and Even Some Cancers. Small classic papillary thyroid cancer <1.5 cm treated without surgery by Active...More info
The Age of No Surgery is HERE Even for Thyroid Cancer: Active Surveillance AS. Except for small previously called Follicular variant of papillary cancer, that is now called NIFT-P now downgraded to benign, but still needs removal by simple...More info
What is Active Surveillance AS for Thyroid Cancer? Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer is epidemic in the world. By age 50, half of the population has at least one thyroid nodule, and by age 90, almost everyone does — making the portion of the...More info
Do You Really Need Thyroid Surgery? Postpone and Get Outside Expert Opinion First. See if you really need it and also how much thyroid should they remove. Some “thyroid cancers” are not cancer at all, but need only a simple less...More info
Thyroid Cancer in 2017: How to decide what you need to do about surgery now or deferred under Active Surveillance?
Thyroid Cancer in 2017: How to decide what you need to do about surgery now or deferred under Active Surveillance? Main issues: Size of the tumor, extra-nodal extension ( outside the lymph nodes), adverse histology, finding lymph nodes on on...More info