Thyroid RF Ablation

is the FUTURE answer
to unnecessary surgery

Meet Dr. Guttler

The Thyroid Center of Santa Monica is a multi-service center established for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders in Santa Monica, California. Since 1974, Dr. Richard Guttler, clinical thyroidologist and board-certified endocrinologist, has been the director for the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica. Dr. Guttler is also the sole owner of the Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Lab of Southern California, an extension of the thyroid center. He is  an interventioal thyroidologist expert in ablation procedures with ethanol PEI and the new for the US radiofrequency ablation RFA.

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Non-Surgical Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Your one-stop-shop for the diagnosis
and treatment of thyroid conditions.

My special expertise from 40 years of experience treating patients with thyroid nodules and cancer will give the patient the best chance to get the correct treatment and avoid unnecessary thyroid surgery.

Our practice is highly specialized and is one of only a few centers across the United States focused entirely on thyroid problems.

We commonly serve patients who have been diagnosed with thyroid nodules,cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and other conditions involving the thyroid. For patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, we offer innovative, advanced techniques that are smart, cost-effective alternatives to surgery. Interventional thyroid procedures include ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injections (PEI) for cysts and thyroid cancer lymph nodes, radiofrequency ablation for solid nodules.

Because of our specialty services, patients come from all over the world to see Dr. Guttler. In addition, endocrinologists travel to Dr. Guttler’s office for his workshops and Masters classes offering advanced training and knowledge in thyroidology.

Thyroid Center of Santa Monica welcomes your call and looks forward to serving patients and their physicians. To request a consultation, please call our office at (310) 393-8860 or email to [email protected]

Thyroid No Surgery 101

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Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for recurrent thyroid cancer invading the airways

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Do You Have a Hot Thyroid Nodule also called Autonomous Functioning Nodule? New treatment with radiofrequency ablation without either radioiodine or surgery.

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Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation is a Safe Procedure for Thyroid Nodules: 4000 Patients in 32 Studies.

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Attention Thyroid Physicians: Webinar on November 1 2020: Office Based Thyroid Nodule RFA for Thyroid Physicians

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FDA approved Thyroid RFA: Alternative to Surgery for solid nodules and cancer lymph nodes and small micro-papillary cancers in the thyroid gland as alternative to surgery or active surveillance.Certain parathyroid adenomas can be treated also without surgery.

Call me at 310-393-8860 or secure email at [email protected]

Ask for Alicia.

Thyroid Radiofrequency RFA 101: RFA for benign thyroid nodules, and Thyroid Cancer nodal metastatic lymph nodes, and micro-papillary thyroid cancer

The patient with a cosmetic or symptomatic  benign thyroid nodules can be treated with RFA. Also thyroid cancer lymph nodes and micro-papillary cancer can be an alternative to  active surveillance. We will evaluate you to see if you are a candidate for RFA. On my recommendation t you  can be treated in Europe or Korea until RFA is approved in the USA.

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Breakthrough Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment

Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for recurrent thyroid cancer invading the airways

Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for recurrent thyroid cancer invading the airways

Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation for recurrent thyroid cancer invading the airways...

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Do You Have a Hot Thyroid Nodule also called Autonomous Functioning Nodule? New treatment with radiofrequency ablation without either radioiodine or surgery.

Do You Have a Hot Thyroid Nodule also called Autonomous Functioning Nodule? New treatment with radiofrequency ablation without either radioiodine or surgery.

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Webinar on “Office Based Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid Physicians”

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
This is my doctor.
He is amazing.

I was wary because he has reviews that are not favorable. Upon reading the reviews it’s clear that people have him poor reviews for two reasons 1) he does not take insurance so it is a lot of out of pocket expense and 2) He doesn’t go in for “natural” treatments because not a single “natural” cure has even been shown to have any effect whatsoever on thyroid disease. Patients need medication.
He is ALL about using non-invasive treatments whenever possible. He will exhaust options before recommending surgery or life-altering treatments.
He, along with a handful of colleagues, innovated the specialty of neck/thyroid ultrasound. He is kind, gentle, and above all, honest and real with his patients.

Michelle King Cohen

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Do You Have a Hot Thyroid Nodule also called Autonomous Functioning Nodule? New treatment with radiofrequency ablation without either radioiodine or surgery.

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Recent Addition of micro-papillary thyroid cancers and indeterminate nodules to thyroid diseases that can be treated with radiofrequency ablation RFA.

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What do you expect after thyroid RFA treatment for your benign nodule?

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Are you an ideal candidate for thyroid RFA ?

Are you an ideal candidate for thyroid RFA ?

Are you an ideal candidate for thyroid RFA ?   FNA biopsy nodules that are...

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Remove the symptoms and cosmetic effects of a benign thyroid nodule by radiofrequency ablation RFA.

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Management strategy for nerve damage during radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules

Management strategy for nerve damage during radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules

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Micropapillary Thyroid Cancer Treated with RFA: Use of CNB to Assess Completion of Ablation.

Micropapillary Thyroid Cancer Treated with RFA: Use of CNB to Assess Completion of Ablation.

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Safe Effective Treatment for Autonomously Functioning Thyroid Nodules Without Radiation or Surgery

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Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

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Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s Career

Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s Career

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Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s Career: Reported 3/7 of the first cases of thyroid disease caused by AIDS.

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Spotlight on Dr. Guttler’s Career. After the Army He Received a Two Year NIH Grant to Study Thyroidology. with Dr J.T.Nicoloff at LA County /USC Medical Center in Los Angeles

Spotlight on Dr. Guttler’s Career. After the Army He Received a Two Year NIH Grant to Study Thyroidology. with Dr J.T.Nicoloff at LA County /USC Medical Center in Los Angeles

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Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s Career. How he aborted a fatal meningitis outbreak at a large Army base.

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Google Rank for Thyroid Procedures and Specialists.

Google Rank for Thyroid Procedures and Specialists.

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Thyroid No Surgery 101: Thyroid RFA more effective than Laser Ablation

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New Testimonial After RFA Therapy of a Symptomatic Benign Thyroid Nodule

New Testimonial After RFA Therapy of a Symptomatic Benign Thyroid Nodule

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