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

Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Dr.Guttler’s comments: Dr.Hands was one of the first endocrinologist to take my...

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Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Presentation entitled: Benign Thyroid Nodules: Safe and Less Expensive Radiofrequency Ablation...

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New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

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Thyroid Cancer Inoperable: A place for Thyroid RFA to relieve symptoms and shrink the tumor.

Thyroid Cancer Inoperable: A place for Thyroid RFA to relieve symptoms and shrink the tumor.

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3D Animation of a RF Nodule Ablation

3D Animation of a RF Nodule Ablation

This video is thanks to Rudy Garay of RGS Healthcare.   Call for details to be treated with...

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Thyroid No Surgery: Thyroid Nodule RFA Case presentation by Dr.Roberto Valcavi

Thyroid No Surgery: Thyroid Nodule RFA Case presentation by Dr.Roberto Valcavi

Thyroid No Surgery: Thyroid Nodule RFA Case presentation by Dr.Roberto Valcavi. Nodule decreased...

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I am a member of TNT:The international society founded by Dr.Roberto Valcavi about thyroid nodule thermal ablation RFA.

I am a member of TNT:The international society founded by Dr.Roberto Valcavi about thyroid nodule thermal ablation RFA.

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The ABC’s of Learning Endocrinologist Office Based Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.

The ABC’s of Learning Endocrinologist Office Based Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.

The ABC’s of Learning Endocrinologist Office Based Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA. If...

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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

Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Dr.Guttler’s comments: Dr.Hands was one of the first endocrinologist to take my...

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Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Presentation entitled: Benign Thyroid Nodules: Safe and Less Expensive Radiofrequency Ablation...

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New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

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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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Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Patient Education Video From Honor Graduate of My Master’s Class in Interventional Thyroidology Kathleen Hands.

Dr.Guttler’s comments: Dr.Hands was one of the first endocrinologist to take my...

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Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Thyroid No Surgery: AACE National Meeting Presentation: Thyroid Nodule RFA by Endocrinologists

Presentation entitled: Benign Thyroid Nodules: Safe and Less Expensive Radiofrequency Ablation...

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New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip.

New Technology for Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: Adjustable Hot Tip...

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Thyroid Cancer Inoperable: A place for Thyroid RFA to relieve symptoms and shrink the tumor.

Thyroid Cancer Inoperable: A place for Thyroid RFA to relieve symptoms and shrink the tumor.

    Thyroid Cancer Inoperable: A place for Thyroid RFA to relieve                    symptoms...

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3D Animation of a RF Nodule Ablation

3D Animation of a RF Nodule Ablation

This video is thanks to Rudy Garay of RGS Healthcare.   Call for details to be treated with...

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Thyroid No Surgery: Thyroid Nodule RFA Case presentation by Dr.Roberto Valcavi

Thyroid No Surgery: Thyroid Nodule RFA Case presentation by Dr.Roberto Valcavi

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I am a member of TNT:The international society founded by Dr.Roberto Valcavi about thyroid nodule thermal ablation RFA.

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Thyroid No Surgery: Very Large Benign Nodule Treated with combination Ethanol/Radiofrequency Ablation

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Endocrine Office Based Thyroid Nodule RF Ablation: A Preliminary Assessment

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Long-Term Outcomes After RFA of Thyroid Nodules

Long-Term Outcomes After RFA of Thyroid Nodules

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Thyroid No Surgery 101: Why You Need an Evaluation To See if your Symptomatic or Cosmetic Benign Thyroid Nodule Can Be Treated by Radiofrequency Ablation Instead of Surgery in My Office..

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Why You Need an Evaluation To See if your Symptomatic or Cosmetic Benign Thyroid Nodule Can Be Treated by Radiofrequency Ablation Instead of Surgery in My Office..

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Richard Guttler MD, FACE, ECNU: Founder and first President of ACT

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Thyroid No Surgery: Clinical impact of testing for mutations and microRNAs in thyroid nodules.

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Dr.Guttler Is Leading the Charge for office based thyroid radiofrequency ablation.

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Mad As Hell at Endocrine Societies With Their failure to Recognize The Value of Interventional Thyroidology.

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Thyroid No Surgery for Small Thyroid Cancers: Radiofrequency Ablation is Even Treating Thyroid Cancers.

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Upgrade Your Endocrine Practice with Thyroid RF Courses: Basic Course with Models and Observation of Actual Cases Followed by Advanced Thyroid RF Course with an Actual Patient to Treat!

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Rare Complication After Thyroid RFA: Rupture of Benign Thyroid Tumors after Radio-Frequency Ablation

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Dr.Guttler’s Comments:   6 cases of thyroid nodule rupture are presented. This is a...

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Voice Over for the Endocrinologist Office Based Thyroid Nodule Ablation Video

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Endocrinologist’s Office Based Thyroid Nodule Radiofrequency Ablation: The Procedure of the Future!

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Thyroid RFA 101: How to add a thyroid radiofrequency ablation RFA procedure to your endocrine practice.

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Thyroid No Surgery: First Ethanol and Now Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation.

Thyroid No Surgery: First Ethanol and Now Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation.

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Google Search for Interventional Thyroidologists treating patients in his office with ethanol PEI and radiofrequency ablation RFA

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Ethanol Ablation of a thyroid cyst and a recurrent cancer in a neck lymph node.

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Type of Neck Cysts You Don’t Need Surgery to Cure Them With Ethanol Ablation PEI

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Neck Cysts No Surgery: Ethanol Ablation PEI for all cystic neck nodules. There are various...

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Ethanol injection PEI for Branchial Cleft Cyst.

Ethanol injection PEI for Branchial Cleft Cyst.

Dr.Guttler’s comments: In addition to thyroid, parathyroid and thyroglossal  cysts we add...

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Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid Radiofrequency Ablation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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Parathyroid Adenoma PTA Treated with Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.

Parathyroid Adenoma PTA Treated with Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.

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Parathyroid Adenoma Treated without surgery by Radiofrequency ablation.

Parathyroid Adenoma Treated without surgery by Radiofrequency ablation.

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