Masters Classes for Endocrinologists in Interventional Thyroid Ablation with Radiofrequency and Ethanol.
Thyroid RF is the future in thyroid treatment and will replace surgery and active surveillance for benign nodules, some small thyroid cancers, and will treat parathroid adenomas, cancer lymph nodes and thyroglossal duct cysts without surgery.
Image of Dr.Guttler with sonographer Syed in his center doing radiofrequency ablation on a patient with a 40 ml benign thyroid nodule which was causing her symptoms and also a cosmetic problem as well.Office based thyroid RF is less expensive than similar treatment by radiologists in the hospital setting.She was awake throughout the 33 minute procedure and had no pain. She had lidocaine only injected by the thyroid capsule.
Dr. Guttler offers one-on-one to 3 student classes for endocrinologists with an interest in interventional thyroidology. These classes, held at the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica, CA, cover state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for patients affected by thyroid disorders such as thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.
Ethanol ablation PEI of thyroid cystic nodules is the treatment of choice now. However, this is an operator dependent procedure.Training with an expert will give you a head start to doing PEI on your patients and getting referrals from other endocrinologists not training in PEI. There are CPT codes now available, but one should consider only taking cash as the reimbursement is low.
Radiofrequency ablation RFA is the treatment of choice for more solid nodules. Hands on workshop training in thyroid PEI with phantom models with cysts to practice ablation. RFA workshop with generator and electrode with bovine liver models with beef “nodules” to practice ablation. Patient ablation procedures to watch Dr.Guttler’s technique for treating with PEI or RFA.
RFA is FDA approved for soft tissue use and there are clinical trials ongoing now, with several private centers doing RFA for cash .There are no CPT codes for thyroid RFA.
My class is personal and I work just with you for the 2-3 days.The fee is $1000/day.
Masters classes are open to all endocrinologists as well as FNA physicians to further their education.
Top of the line systems from RF Medical Korea for thyroid RFA will be used for the training sessions.
Call me at 310-393-8860 or [email protected]
Richard Guttler Interventional Thyroidologist.