DR.Guttler’s comments: • RFA is an effective local control treatment option for recurrent PTCs even in the longer-term period with mean tumor VRR of 99.5% and the complete disappearance of the treated tumors in 91.3%. Shorter time frame...More info
Dr.Guttler’s comments: Not much can go wrong but here is a summary. Unlike the hospital, my patients are watched post RFA for 30-45 minutes while they are checked for any symptoms. They can return to work but no heavy lifting or exercise...More info
In 2013 Richard Guttler began the training and use of thyroid RFA for thyroid nodules in Italy. He returned and began using 3 different RFA systems to begin to understand how RFA could help his thyroid patients with benign nodules avoid surgery...More info
Playing Defense From the Start: Know The Thyroid Neighborhood Richard Guttler MD Interventional Thyroidologist
Playing Defense From the Start: Know The Thyroid Neighborhood. Richard Guttler MD Interventional Thyroidologist Dr.Guttler’s Lecture on May 8th in Irvine California to future thyroid physicians during a workshop with cadavers and models...More info
Since 2013 Dr.Guttler has Been the First US Thyroidologist to Have Experience Learning and Teaching Thyroid RF to Thyroid Physicians.
Since 2013 Dr.Guttler has Been the First US Thyroidologist to Have Experience Learning and Teaching Thyroid RF to Thyroid Physicians. In 2018 he finally began treating patients after late FDA approval. Image is of Dr.Guttler treating a patient of...More info
No Country for Aggressive Operators: Do No Harm When Treating Thyroid Patients with Radiofrequency Ablation RFA
No Country for Aggressive Operators: Do No Harm When Treating Patients with Benign Thyroid nodule with Radiofrequency Ablation RFA. It takes years of experience to go for total ablation of large thyroid nodules. The risk of injury increases with...More info
AFTN and Toxic Nodules: Avoid Radioiodine Therapy has of risk of all-cause mortality. Consider Radiofrequency ablation RFA.
Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodules AFTN and Toxic Nodules: Avoid Radioiodine Therapy RAI as it has risk of increased all-cause mortality. Consider Radiofrequency ablation RFA instead. DR. Guttler’s comments: They found no increased...More info
Efficacy and Safety of Thyroid RFA for autonomous functioning thyroid nodules AFTN. Dr.Guttler’s comments: 411 AFTNs treated by thermal ablation in 391 patients in 14 studies. TSH normalization was achieved in 71.2% of...More info