Thyroid RFA is now approved for treatment of thyroid nodules in the USA I am doing a study with 80 patients for safety and effectiveness to be done in an endocrine office practice.Thousands of patients in Europe and Asia have had...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
Effectiveness of Injecting Cold 5% Dextrose into Patients with Nerve Damage Symptoms during Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation.
DR.Guttler’s Comments 1. This article explains the need for standby ice cold 5% dextrose during RFA treatments for thyroid nodules and cancer. 2. Aborting the treatment at the first sign of voice change and injection of dextrose can...More info
In 2021 even the Acadermic Surgeons are Considering Thyroid RFA for thyroid nodules instead of surgery!
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
More Evidence For the Use of Thyroid RFA for Micro-papillary Thyroid Cancer: It can replace surgery or active surveillance.
More Evidence For the Use of Thyroid thermal ablation for Micro-papillary Thyroid Cancer: It can replace surgery or active surveillance in selected patients. Ultrasound Image of a patient’s micro-papillary cancer before RFA ablation...More info
Active surveillance of low-risk papillary thyroid cancer: 2100/4200 patients opted for surgery instead of AS in this study!
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
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