Thyroid No Surgery: Very Large Benign Thyroid Nodules 101: Radiofrequency Ablation RFA can treat these massive nodules without surgery !
My patient just returned from Korea where her 10 cm nodule was ablated 90% with two sessions. She was done under local so the operator to tell if she had symptoms. Many places doing RFA put the patient to sleep and can’t monitor the voice. This allows discovery of symptoms after the procedure. She returned and told me there were no complications. Many operators will no do massive nodules and refer them to surgery.
This patient went to have RFA evaluation in Europe and because of the size of the nodule was told to have surgery instead.
My patient had the exact size 10 cm nodule and traveled to Korea
and had two sessions of thyroid RFA with 90% reduction of the nodule.
She is planning to go back in 6 months to complete the ablation of the remaining 10%.
If you are a patient with a large nodule and have put off the surgery for years
now is the time to remove it without surgery.
Call me at 310-393-8860 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
After I determine if you are a candidate for RFA I will arrange the treatment.
in Europe or Korea.
The evaluation includes a examination ultrasound and repeat FNA, molecular markers for cancer from the nodule.
We need to be sure there is no cancer with a low risk <3%.
Richard Guttler MD,FACE,ECNU