Thyroid No Surgery 101: Dr.Guttler’s Rules to Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Dr.Guttler’s Rules to Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Dr.Guttler’s Rules to Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Dr.Guttler’s Rules to Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery.

Rule:

  1. Do not have a thyroid biopsy. Why?
  2. The thyroid ultrasound will show many nodules many that DO NOT NEED BIOPSY.
  3. When you are told to have a biopsy it is best to defer one until you are sure it is indicated.
  4. Some nodules are too small. (<1.5 cm )
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  6. Some are clearly pureimg_1681 cysts.
  7. Some are called spongiform and are almost 100% benign.
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  9. To determine if you need a biopsy consult an endocrinologist with experience in looking at thyroid ultrasounds and better yet see a Ultrasound certified ECNU endocrinologist listed in the aace.com website in your area.
  10. Biopsies done when they are not indicated can leads to surgery from over-diagnosis of a suspicious biopsy.
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  12.  You can send your ultrasound to me on my secure email at thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for my opinion if a biopsy is indicated. The fee for review of your ultrasound is $ 250. Send your thyroid history if any as well for me to review.
  13. Call for a in person consultation before you have the biopsy at 310-393-8860.
  14. Dr.G.
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