Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

Spotlight on Dr.Guttler’s 2020 RFA Treatment Problems due to the Pandemic.

After years waiting for FDA approval to use RFA for thyroid nodules it happened in 2018.

Just when we were getting up to speed and doing 16 thyroid nodules the pandemic hit.

After 3 months isolation we opened for patients to be evaluated for RFA.

We did several cases in July but the waiting list was getting longer as few dared to travel to

see me. I patient planned to come by RV from Georgia. Several plan to drive but these are the exception.

The follow up cases also are not returning after the RFA treatment. The study is on hold until patients

are feeling safe to come to see me.

Call me at 310-393-8860 or secure email to [email protected]

We can evaluate you and treat if you are willing to come to see me.



  • John Phillips August 23, 2020 4:27 pm

    john age 70. had a FIN biopsy and sonogram at UCSF thyroid june 25-19.

    They said wait and see. diag very low risk ptc possible lymph node involvment.

    I have a lump on the right side of my neck that appeared in Feb 2020a bit swollen.

    UCSF sent all info to Stanford surgeon last week,
    had tele video with surgeon-thinks the lump is the lymph node in UCSF report. It was not swollen 6-25-19

    surgeon wants cut my thyroid out soon. No way as i have read your web site.

    What if the L node not malignant. what if nodule that had C cells last year has not grown? Had 3 nodules on right lobe. 3 on left lobe. only 1 on right lobe had the big C.

    lump can be seen if you are looking for it.

    never been sick, never had surgery & need to know if i can use RFA or alcohol treatment.

    need advice and help. Please reply

    • Dr Guttler August 24, 2020 9:05 am

      Thanks for your email.
      You need to see me to determine if radiofrequency ablation is right for you insead of surgery.
      310-393-8860 ask for Alicia.

  • Qudsia September 30, 2020 2:08 pm

    Hi Dr Guttler, I came across your website while browsing for alternative treatment for thyroid nodules. I am in Toronto, and am wondering if there is a way to get evaluated for RFA/PEI by sending you my latest ultrasound results and labs. Or if you require anything other than that.
    Also would you be able to recommend a Doctor in England for this procedure.
    I would also appreciate if you could give me cost estimate.

    • Dr Guttler October 1, 2020 8:57 am

      I have patients from Toronto and western Canada.
      Send me your ultrasound, biopsy and thyroid labs.
      I will review them and tell you if you are a candidate.
      Then fee is $475 US for the virtual evaluation.
      If you are a candidate for RFA you fly here for 2 days.
      You can fly home the morning of day 3.
      UK and Canada does not do thyroid RFA.
      There are no codes for RFA in the US but it is FDA approved
      In person consult $750 US
      RFA procedure $6000 US
      Call Alicia at 1310393-8860 or secure email at [email protected] for details.

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