What About Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Your Thyroid Nodule or Thyroid Cancer?

What About Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Your Thyroid Nodule or Thyroid Cancer?

What About Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Your Thyroid Nodule or Thyroid Cancer?

What About Radiofrequency Ablation RFA for Your Thyroid Nodule or Thyroid Cancer?

Still Not Happening in the USA or Canada.

Why?
The Korean companies making the RFA systems for thyroid ablations has dropped the ball

when it comes to the US market. They have continually have put the US last on the list.

4 years I have worked with them to get the FDA approval. Still nothing half way into 2018.

The ability to treat my own patients with surgery saving Thyroid RFA is years off.

Companies already in the US market have continually refused to develop a thyroid friendly system and

have told me personally there was no more to learn about RFA and have begun research on microwave.

I AM MAD AS Hell AND DO NOT WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH THESE COMPANIES THAT MISSED THE BOAT, AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF US PATIENTS WITH THYROID NODULES AND CANCER TO  HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO HAVE SURGERY.

What is my plan for the next 4 years while the slow process of starting thyroid RFA in the US is safe and functional?

  1. My patients should get the best care for their benign and cancer nodules and lymph nodes.
  2. Having Thyroid RFA is the best care for those that qualify.
  3. Surgery in those patients is over-kill and expensive and could cause severe complications.
  4. US radiologists and endocrinologists have no experience with thyroid RFA and must start from zero.
  5. They need to train on how to do RFA. They need to begin by doing cases with a higher complication rate of the beginner in any new procedure.
  6. I refuse to subject my patients to the effects  of the trial and error of new operators when there are experts in Korea and Italy with vast experience and a track record of success.
  7. Therefore all interested in alternative to surgery for their symptomatic or cosmetic benign  thyroid nodule or recurrent thyroid cancer neck lymph nodes need to see me for an evaluation.
  8. If you are candidate I will see you get the best treatment in Korea or Europe.
  9. How do I do this?
  10. My patients will fly to Italy or Korea for a short several days.
  11. They will just have the safe 20-40 minute treatment and can fly home the day after.
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  13. Compare that to 1-2 days in the hospital or longer with complications, 1-2 hour thyroid surgery, post op complications and even long term damage to parathyroid or vocal cord nerves.
  14. The cost with airfare and lodging and the fee for the RFA is still significantly less expensive than staying at home and going under the knife.
  15. Because it will take years to gain experience with thyroid RFA for operators, I will not take that risk with the patients that see me in consultation.
  16. I refuse to learn thyroid RFA on the backs of my patients and will only send my patients to US operators after that can match Korean and European physicians doing RFA for 10-15 years.
  17. I am a thyroid interventional sonologist. I treat patients with benign large thyroid and parathyroid cysts in my practice as outpatients with ethanol( PEI). This PEI procedure I have been doing for 10 years. I am an expert, I have no reason to send you to anyone else.
  18. Call me at 310-393-8860 or email to thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for details.

Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU

Interventional thyroidologist

 

2 Comments
  • naomi January 25, 2019 12:20 pm

    Please let me know about most recent , non invasive treatment of papillary thyroid cancer in your clinic.
    My daughter is 27 years old, she has always been in perfect health, she has no symptoms, never drank or smoked.
    She has had lumps and swelling of lymph in the neck.
    She has had 2 biopsies, one in Aug. 2018, that came inconclusive and one in november 2018 that came inconclusive……after staining the tissue sample of lymph, they said it is papillary thyroid carcinoma.
    This journey has been hell for my daughter and all of us……just to hear CANCER ….it has been killing us.
    My daughter who was always in health and clean eating and yoga and exercise and education , is totally depressed ….that is killing me to see her so sad .Please help us, we want to have a second opinion from your clinic.

    Also I like to know id your clinic uses the HIFU method for this condition.Thank you so much for reading my email and advising me.
    Best
    naimeh changizi

    514-998-9147

    • Dr Guttler February 5, 2019 8:45 am

      She needs to see me before any surgery.
      Call 310-393-8860 to set up a second opinion.
      Papillary cancer is usually associated with a normal life span.
      See me soon.
      DR.G.

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