Remove the symptoms and cosmetic effects of a benign thyroid nodule by radiofrequency ablation RFA.

Remove the symptoms and cosmetic effects of a benign thyroid nodule by radiofrequency ablation RFA.

Remove the symptoms and cosmetic effects of a benign thyroid nodule by radiofrequency ablation RFA.

Remove the symptoms and cosmetic effects of a benign thyroid nodule by office based radiofrequency ablation RFA.

What are the effects during thyroid RFA?

  1. Awake in the office for the treatment.
  2. Local anesthesia 1% 5 cc for the skin entry point.
  3. 1% for the anterior capsule of the thyroid.
  4. No nerve endings inside the thyroid nodule.
  5. May experience ear or jaw pain that can be relieved by decreasing the power setting.
  6. There can be popping sounds like popcorn or bubble wrap.
  7. Neck pain treated with mild pain killers.
  8. Swallowing during the 15-20 minute procedure is not a problem.
  9. Local only so you are awake to tell us if you are having any symptoms.
  10. Post RFA. 30 minute observation and you can leave.
  11. Tylenol is all that is needed for the neck pain.
  12. cold compresses for12-24 hours.
  13.  Follow up 3,6,12 months for ultrasounds.
  14. Don’t let your physicians push surgery and get an outside opinion.
  15. 310-393-8860 or [email protected]
  16. Ask for Alicia.
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