In 2021 even the Academic Surgeons are Considering Thyroid RFA for thyroid nodules in stead of surgery. Ralph Tufano, M.B.A., M.D. His quote off the Johns Hopkins Website. “A newer alternative that the doctor can use to treat benign nodules...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 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
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
Question: Who is a candidate for thyroid RFA?More info
Dr.Guttler’s Interview with Editor Rudy Garay of Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation Website. Editor’s questions during the interview. Question: How does a patient learn about thyroid RFA? Call me at 310-393-8860 or secure...More info
2nd International Meeting on Thyroid Ultrasound Guided, Minimally Invasive Therapies January, Fri-Sat 21-22, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain First-class experts will chair outstanding speakers who will present the state-of-the-art of all...More info
Micro-papillary thyroid cancer treated with Microwave ablation. Dr.Guttler’s Comments: 1. 168/311 underwent microwave ablation (MWA). 143 had surgery. 2. Even though the cancers were small they need extensive hydrodissection during...More info
Quality of Life for Patients with Micro-Papillary Thyroid Cancer MPTC. Endocrine Practice 26(12) December 2020 1451-57 Nakamura T. et al Dr.Guttler’s comments They only compared immediate surgery vs active surveillance. 347 low risk MPTC...More info
Large Thyroid Nodules Have a Low Risk of Cancer. Why do Surgeons Rush off to Surgery When Radiofrequency Ablation RFA is Safe and is Minimally Invasive.
Large Thyroid Nodules Have a Low Risk of Cancer. Why do Surgeons Rush off to Surgery When Radiofrequency Ablation RFA is Safe and is Minimally Invasive. Article: The risk of Thyroid Cancer with Large Nodules 3 cm or larger is Low. Endocrine...More info
Thyroid No Surgery for Small Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Ablation and Keep Your Thyroid gland.
Thyroid No Surgery for Small Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Ablation RFA and Keep Your Thyroid gland. Case Report: 38 Y/O with incidental finding when an enlarged lymph node was found during a routine examination. The...More info