Another Patient Diagnosed with a Thyroid nodule by TV. Physician sees a lump and calls the station. She went and had a biopsy and had thyroid cancer.
DR.Guttler comments on this article.
- I have diagnosed patients off TV in the past. However it was off the nightly KTLA news show not a game show.. The female anchor had a visible nodule. I called her and she arrived for evaluation.It was a benign thyroid cyst. I treated her with ethanol ablation and saved her from a thyroid surgery. I watched her neck every night when she was the news presenter. It never recurred.
Big cyst treated with ethanol.No surgery!
- Why this surgeon was watching a Beachfront Bargain Hunt is beyond me. He must have a slow practice. Maybe we should all spend part of our day watching daytime soaps and quiz shows, as the main audience is female and they have more thyroid nodules than men. Don’t wasted time watching hunting or fishing shows to find lumps.
- Bravo Dr. Vogt!
- Good idea to get another opinion before going for surgery,even if the surgeon is the hero of the story.
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An eagle-eyed surgeon and social media are being credited with helping to save a woman’s life after the doctor took action online when he spotted a lump on the stranger’s neck when she appeared on an HGTV show.
Dr. Erich Voigt, a New York-based ear, nose and throat surgeon from NYU Langone Health, just happened to be watching “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” when he noticed a small lump on the neck of a woman featured in the program. It was something only a trained doctor would recognize as needing attention, he said.BC News
Voigt immediately realized it could be serious and the woman had to see a doctor, though he had no idea who she was — and the program never mentioned her last name.
Patient in the story with the visible nodule seen on the left neck area