How to prevent unnecessary complications? You need to find an expert interventional thyroidologist in the US that has years of training in the procedure.

How to prevent unnecessary complications? You need to find an expert interventional thyroidologist in the US that has years of training in the procedure.

How to prevent unnecessary complications? You need to find an expert interventional thyroidologist in the US that has years of training in the procedure.

How to prevent unnecessary complications? You need to find an expert interventional thyroidologist in the US that has years of training in the procedure.

  1. Thyroid RFA is now getting exposure in the US since 2018 FDA approval.
  2. With many surgeons afraid they are going the way of dinasaurs as many of their patients are refusing surgery and going to have thyroid RFA instead. Many surgeons are now trying to learn thyroid RFA.
  3. You need years of experience practicing Thyroid RFA with bovine liver,and turkey breast models before you can even begin to treat patients.
  4. The leading cause of complications is an inexperienced operator.
  5. To avoid complications the operator must have a a grasp of neck structure locations.
  6. Intimate knowledge of neck anatomy as seen in the ultrasound images.
  7. High quality Ultrasound machine is necessary.
  8. The major rule of RFA treatment is to always know and see where the hot tip is before you activate the heat by foot pedal.
  9. The electrode should always be aimed away from the danger triangle which is the location of the recurrent nerve.
  10. This occurs when the electrode is inserted through the isthmus area and directed laterally away from the triangle.
  11. This is called trans-isthmus approach.
  12. The treatment is done by moving the electrode to different areas in the nodule.
  13. Move the electrode from the area when microbubbles are produced and then move to the next area.
  14. I have done 100’s of nodule ablations over 5 years on bovine liver and turkey breast before I did my first human case.
  15. Call me at 310-393-8860 or secure email at [email protected]
  16. Ask for Alicia for details.
  17. Dr.G.
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