Image of a small micro-papillary thyroid cancer ideal for thyroid RFA.
Recent Addition of micro-papillary thyroid cancers and indeterminate nodules to thyroid diseases that can be treated with radiofrequency ablation RFA.
- The 2017 Thyroid RFA guidelines from the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology was a wake up call for USA providers of thyroid care for their patients.
- Thyroid RFA is a disruptive technology with major implications for USA thyroid physicians.
- Active surveillance, which is just following patients with micro-papillary cancers and small indeterminate nodules and thyroid surgery will become less desirable now with thyroid RFA entrance into the USA market place.
- Most benign thyroid nodules and small cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules and micro-papillary cancers will come to thyroid RFA.
- Surgeon’s with only attention toward thyroidectomy, remote access and robotic surgery will come to suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs.
- Endocrinologists and other physicians treating thyroid nodules and cancer must acquire Neck/thyroid ultrasound, FNA, and direct skills in thyroid RFA to remain relevant in all aspects of thyroid nodule and cancer care.
- All endocrinologists who want to be considered expert in treatment of thyroid nodules and cancer must consider training in thyroid RFA now.
- There are multiple group training programs.
- Check out https://thyroidrfatraining.com.
- At www.thyroid.com I offer the only private course designed for one physician only. It is 2 days of workshop with practice ablations on bovine liver and turkey breasts. This is followed by student observation of actual thyroid nodule cases that are ablated by Dr.Guttler.
- Call 310-393-8860 or secure email to [email protected]
- Ask for Alicia.