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
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
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
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
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
Nodule AFTN Treatment with radiofrequency ablation RFA vs Radioiodine therapy RAI. DR.Guttler’s comments: The RAI group had patients develop hypothyroidism needing life time thyroid hormone replacement. 5/25 patients developed clinical...More info
Thyroid No Surgery or Radiation for Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodules: Radiofrequency Ablation is the treatment of choice in 2021.
Thyroid No Surgery or Radiation for Autonomous Functioning Thyroid Nodules AFTN: Radiofrequency Ablation should be the treatment of choice in 2021. Dr.Guttler’s Comments: Until recently the treatment for toxic or AFTN’s was surgery or...More info