Active surveillance AS of low-risk papillary thyroid cancer: 2100/4200 patients opted for surgery in this study! How many would opt out of surgery and switch to radiofrequency ablation if it was offered as a third alernative to AS?...More info
Cost-effectiveness of active surveillance versus hemithyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer.
Cost-effectiveness of active surveillance AS versus hemithyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer. What about comparing thyroid radiofrequency ablation to AS? Dr.Guttler’s comments: At present the patient with a micropapillary cancer...More info
Thyroid Micro-Papillary Cancer: There is a Third Option to Surgery or Observation and Ultrasounds. Radiofrequency Ablation RFA.
Thyroid Micro-Papillary Cancer: There is a Third Option to Surgery or Observation and Ultrasounds AS. RFA Dr.Guttler’s comments, Patients start AS and drop out to have surgery, fail to return for ultrasounds in 25% of the cases started on...More info
Thyroid No Surgery: Percutaneous ablation holds the potential to substitute for surgery as first choice treatment for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules.
Dr.Guttler’s comments: This is a good letter on the basis of the study comparing PLA to RFA in the hands of several experts doing both procedures. Percutaneous ablation holds the potential to substitute for surgery as first choice...More info
Benign thyroid nodules treatment using percutaneous laser ablation (PLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
Dr.Guttler’s comments on this article. In the hands of this expert operators thyroid PLA and RFA give equal results. However, in the US thyroid PLA is a new procedure. I have 6 years experience with thyroid RFA and it has been approved...More info
Thyroid.Com and Dr.Guttler’s Thyroid Blog: The Major Influencers of Public Opinion on Minimally Invasive Procedures To Treat Thyroid Nodules and Cancer.
Thyroid.Com and Thyroid Blog: The Major Influencers of Public Opinion on Minimally Invasive Procedures To Treat Thyroid Nodules and Cancer. 1. A search for expert interventional endocrinologist my website came in 3 and 5 on the first search...More info
2021: Thermal Ablation A New Addition For Treating Micro-Papillary Without Surgery or Active Surveillance.
2021: Thermal Ablation A New Addition For Treating Micro-Papillary Without Surgery or Active Surveillance. Featured image is of a micropapillary cancer on the wall of a larger cyst. DR.Guttler’s Comments on this study: T1bN0M0 stage is...More info
Why search with google for thyroid experts in radiofrequency and ethanol ablation? Dr.Guttler’s comments: Google accepts money from medical centers and physicians wanting to appear on the first search page. These will be marked as ads...More info
Active Surveillance AS For Micro-papillary Thyroid Cancer: Endocrine Practice 27(2021) p. 1-7 National Survey of endocrinologists on AS. B.J. Roman et al Dr.Guttler’s Comments. In 2017 when this survey was done, thyroid RFA was just...More info
Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation is the New Procedure the Local Surgeons Think Will Save Their Practice. Beware of Start Up Hospital Thyroid RFA Centers in Your Area.
Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation is the New Procedure that Local Surgeons Think Will Save Their Practice. Beware of Start Up Hospital Thyroid RFA Centers in Your Area. Also many physicians use RFA for other conditions such as veins and pain...More info
What Is Interventional Thyroidology? Interventional thyroidology is an emerging field that uses percutaneous (i.e. through the skin), image-guided procedures to treat thyroid diseases. Interventional thyroidology uses less invasive techniques...More info
What are the causes of incomplete RFA ablation of benign thyroid nodules BTN? DR.Guttler’s comments: 69 BTNs (mean volume 6.35±5.66 ml, range 1.00–25.04 ml) confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in fifty-four patients were...More info