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.

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 Practice 26(11) Nov. 20121

Kornelius E. et al

Dr.Guttler’s comments.

  1. 7 year study that included all patients with large nodules that went to surgery.
  2. 132 patients.
  3. 19/132 had cancer ( 14%.)
  4. FNA had a high rate of detecting thyroid cancer.
  5. The size of the nodule should not be the sole reason for the surgery.
  6. In 2021 there are safe alternatives to treat benign thyroid nodules even when they are big and cause symptoms.
  7. RFA, Ethanol and Laser ablation are available.
  8. Call me for details.
  9. 3103938860 or secure email to [email protected]
  10. Ask for Alicia.
  11. DR.G.
2 Comments
  • Monica Downes August 21, 2021 12:41 pm

    How much is the RFA if I have three nodules?

    • Dr Guttler August 25, 2021 9:42 am

      Call 310-393-8860 or email to [email protected].
      Ask for Alicia for details you request.
      Dr.G.

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