Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: The Case for Alternative Treatment to Replace Surgery
This large benign thyroid nodule was causing symptoms and was a cosmetic problem to the patient. After her primary told her there was only surgery, she went online and found my website. After my evaluation to determine if she was a candidate for Radiofrequency ablation RFA she went out of country for the 2 day treatment. RFA is pending FDA approval but wont be available for several more years. Actual time of the treatment was 20 minutes. She returned with symptoms and cosmetic issues resolved. She had no complications.
Call me if you want a way to avoid surgery for a benign condition that can be treated by ethanol if it is mostly cystic or RFA if it is mostly solid.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU