Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Referral Center in Italy

Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Referral Center in Italy

Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Referral Center in Italy

Thyroid Tumor Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Referral Center in Italy.

The Centro-Palmer Institute in Reggio Emilia RE, Italy is the location of Dr.Valcavi’s practice.

I trained with Dr.Valcavi  in his RFA workshop. I expected to be doing RFA ablations by now in my center. However the FDA has still after 3 years not approved a thyroid friendly short thin electrode system for delicate work in the neck that I used when visiting Valcavi.

The US and Canadian patients who want an alternative to thyroid surgery have little option but to travel to Europe or Korea. With my relationship with Roberto in Italy,I have sent most of my patients to see him. I will do the evaluation in my center, and send records to Roberto. He will usually accept my evaluation. Then the patient makes an appointment at Centro-Palmer and will have airport  hotel/Center transfers and the hotel included in the RFA treatment costs.You will be treated the next morning of your arrival, and the next morning after an exit ultrasound to determine the successof the ablation you will either fly home or spend a few days in the area. This is the center of the best food in Italy.

My evaluation which includes a needed recent biopsy will cost $2500. The Cost of the treatment in Italy is $3500 EU at this moment.

Call 310-393-8860 or [email protected] for an evaluation today.

We are doing ethanol ablation PEI in my center for thyroid/parathyroid cysts, Cystic/solid nodules, thyroid cancer lymph nodes, and even primary micro-papillary thyroid cancers as an alternative to surgery or active surveillance. In addition I am teaching endocrinololgists PEI and RFA with the small thin thyroid friendly Korean electrode system.






Dr. Roberto Valcavi



Dr. Roberto Valcavi

Roberto Valcavi, MD, FACE worked on Endocrine Neck (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Lymph-Nodes) Ultrasound since 1986. He developed Thyroid and Neck Diagnostic Ultrasound and all Ultrasound-Related diagnostic (FNA, Fine Needle Aspiration) and therapeutic techniques for benign cystic (PEI; Percutaneous Ethanol Injection) and solid nodules (thermal ablation with laser or radiofrequency). These interventional techniques, in selected patients, may avoid surgery. His main research and teaching areas are thyroid nodule, thyroid tumors, and parathyroid adenomas. He is author of numerous papers indexed on pubmed and reviewer for several European and North American Endocrine Journals. He is in the panel of authors of AACE-ACE-AME guidelines for thyroid nodule.

He is faculty of the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) Endocrine Certification Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) program. He is faculty of the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) Endocrine University. Since October 2014 he moved his clinical activities from the General Hospital to the Centro Palmer in Reggio Emilia



Dr. Petros Tsamatropoulos

He graduated from Rome University “La Sapienza” Medical School in Italy (2005). He completed his medical residency and endocrinology fellowship training at the same University Medical School (2010) before serving one year of active duty in the Army. From 2014 he works with Dr. Roberto Valcavi.


  • Roberto December 11, 2017 10:41 am

    Thank you Dick. You spoke highly of me.

    • Dr Guttler December 13, 2017 6:40 am

      Your welcome

  • Olabisi Aderounmu July 9, 2018 7:59 pm

    I elf like to talk to doctor for treatment of hyperthyrodism

    • Dr Guttler July 10, 2018 3:14 pm

      I do not discuss individual cases.
      If you want to get my opinion come and see me.
      310-393-8860 or [email protected]

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