The use of PET/CT in follicular neoplasms has been shown to sort out two groups. 28 / 86 patients with FN had PET/CT imaging. 6/28 had high SUV max of >5. and sent to surgery. 22/28 had low SUV max> 5. All 22 had thyroid RF ablation. 12 month...More info
A 5 year study by Ha on 10 patients with FN <2 cm found RFA safe and effective in these neoplasms. 8/10 the nodule total ablation. No recurrences at 5 years. Call me for a consultation if you want information if RFA is right for you.We are...More info
Thermal ablation plus RAI has been used in Large toxic nodules. ( Mader A et al Int J. Hyperthermia 2017 3 (8) 895-904. The size reduction and relief of symptoms was noted with return of euthyroid status. Combined therapy can reduce the number of...More info
Three Private Thyroid Physicians Cover the USA From coast to coast in doing Thyroid Ablations with Ethanol and Radiofrequency.
As private endocrinologists, we treat our patients with ethanol and RF ablation for cysts,benign nodules and small papillary thyroid cancers instead of active surveillance or surgery. The procedure is done in our treatment room in our office. We...More info
Relieving symptoms and correcting the cosmetic problem is the goal.The treatment of a benign condition with surgery or RFA should have very low serious complications. I consider the loss of a patient’s normal voice for 6 months serious...More info
The importance of being awake during the procedure is to be able to tell the operator that there is a problem. Recent paper by a group of surgeons and endocrinologists had his quote. “Patients also had additional mild conscious sedation...More info