The secret the medical profession does not want you to know is that Ethanol ablation is not painful or dangerous and has less complication and pain than the surgery your physician recommends..
Shame on you physicians who put the well being of their hospital over their own patient.
Even a lobectomy is a traumatic event for patients when a simple outpatient procedure without local can solve their problem without going into the hospital. The co-pay for surgery just about will cover cost of the PEI treatment.
PEI therapy is offered all over the USA.
10 ml thyroid cystic benign nodule treated with ethanol.
However,it does not fill their local community hospital with thyroid surgery cases which is the life blood of these hospitals. Many are near bankruptcy without surgery.
- Every endocrine society in the world recommends Ethanol ablation PEI for benign complex cystic nodules.
- The primary care and even the general endocrinologist does not recommend PEI but tells the patient it is painful and dangerous and surgery is the only treatment he or she recommends.
- The patient must do their own research. The literature does not tell a tale of painful treatments and major complications. It is full of many studies on the safety of PEI.
- Many patients come to me after trying to understand why their own physician is so against PEI. They tell me that they were told how it is not safe and it can be very painful.They tell about serious complications.
- Thyroid surgery has more pain and complications than simple outpatient PEI.
- Call Matt if you have a complex benign cystic nodule and want a non-surgical method used for 15 years and is safe.
- Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU Interventional thyroidologist