Study presented at the American Thyroid Association 2021 Objective Thyroid RFA should be a first line therapy for benign thyroid nodules. Three endocrinologists present their RFA treatment results on 73 cases treated in outpatient thyroid...More info
Dr.Guttler’s comments: Many patients have a fear of radiation and also have misgivings about thyroid surgery. For those patients RFA is an excellent alternative. RFA remains a valid second-line option for AFTN treatment in case of...More info
Dr.Guttler will be going on vacation from September 20-30 2021 and sabbatical for November 15 to December 15 2021. The 17 patients waiting for treatment in my office can save money by coming in before September 20th or during September 30th to...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
The American Thyroid Association has accepted our abstract on the results of 3 endocrine practice’s office based (OB) thyroid nodule RFA ablation. It will be presented at their 2021 national meeting. Dr. Kathleen Hands in Texas Brian...More info
Fewer complications. Shorter recovery time Quick return to normal work and leisure activities. Preserves your thyroid function. No life long thyroid medication. No general anesthesia Local only. No hospital admission. No surgical scar. No...More info
A Proven Outpatient Procedure Done Under Local is Moved To Costly Inpatient Setting with General Anesthesia and Nerve Monitoring.
Costly General anesthesia for Thyroid Nodule RFA Ablation. Now add another expense with continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring CIONM. AM J. Surg C.Sinclair et al Nov 2020 Dr Guttler’s comments: To justify the use of a general with the...More info
Benign Symptomatic Thyroid Nodules BSTN Treatment with Ethanol or Radiofrequency Ablations had Improved Their Quality of Life QoL.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: QoL was evaluated using a thyroid-specific QoL questionnaire consisting of 11 scales with multiple-choice answers. Nodule characteristics and QoL were evaluated at diagnosis and 1, 6, and 12 months after treatment...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
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