Thyroid No Surgery 101: RFA Masters Class: Doing Thyroid Patients with Nodules with Expert Supervision.
In August I was invited to attend this course in Rio Brazil. ( see attached course outline).Unique aspect is this is the only place I could actually preform thyroid RF on a real patient.
After 5 years of watching experts and doing phantoms in my office with 3 different generator systems I was excited to actually do one. I learned it is easier than I thought. It does not need a hospital with all the expenses, and no general or conscience sedation anesthesia just local Lidocaine and TYLENOL.
The hospital setting is all preparation just like you are having surgery. You pay for all the equipment and IV’s that are not needed in the private office setting. We have Stand by BP and oxygen monitor. We give no pre-RFA medication and only ice and oral pain TYLENOL if needed.
The patients had no complications and left after 30-60 minute observation.
These patients were done in the hospital due to insurance issues but Dr.Rangel does most in his office.
World expert thyroid surgeon and guest lecturer Ralph Tufano from John Hopkins stated that thyroid RF will replace surgery for benign thyroid nodules, recurrent cancer lymph nodes, small primary thyroid cancers and parathyroid adenoma, and make surgery and active surveillance obsolete.
Professor Tufano has also begun using thyroid RF and is doing a study at JH.
He said that Physicians relying of surgery to treat most thyroid conditions are Dinosaurs.They need to learn thyroid RF.
3 of the patients we treated are shown smiling after RFA of their thyroid nodules.
2 others also did well but did not stay for a photo.
A case of an actor with a small nodule but it was visible in the middle of her neck. Even small nodules in the center of the gland can cause a cosmetic problem. The treated nodule took 2 minutes to ablate.
I am available to do thyroid RF in my office. Call me at 310-393-8860 or email to [email protected] for details.