Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Solid Benign Thyroid Nodule
This is image is of my patient’s ultrasound image during an outpatient RFA procedure. After evaluation to see if you are a candidate for non-surgical treatment of your symptomatic or cosmetic problem I will send you to expert interventional thyroidologist in Europe to have this done with a 2 day visit and quick return to the US. The patient is evaluated completely in my center and then has a visit to the thyroid clinic for the procedure.The patients usually have no problems right after the procedure. When I was there studying RFA the seven patients I saw treated all had lunch right after and returned the next morning for an exit contrast ultrasound to see the nodule was destroyed. Call Matthew 1-310-393-8860 for details and an appointment for a chance to bypass surgery that was recommended by your local physicians.
Image shows the ultrasound guided probe producing destruction of a section of the nodule in a method called “moving shot technique”.
No thyroid Surgery unless no other method can do the job. RFA can replace surgery in a significant number of large benign solid thyroid nodules.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU