Dr. Leonardo Rangel and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Malignant Thyroid Nodules.
During this episode the following topics are discussed:
✅ We are treating malignant nodules with radiofrequency ablation therapy
✅ We are using radiofrequency ablation therapy since 2006
✅ It is something that we are really experiencing is the treatment of those malignant thyroid nodules with radiofrequency ablation
✅ Avoid the risk of thyroidectomy
✅ Surgeons must give patients all treatment options; including no surgery
✅ There are some nodules malignant nodules, they are not amenable for radiofrequency due to position, size, or something like this
✅ Patient consultations take longer because there are more treatment options to consider
✅ The problem of taking the levothyroxine
About Dr. Leonardo Rangel
Staff da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Membro da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço
Membro da Sociedade Americana de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço
Membro da Sociedade Latinoamericana de Tireoidologia
✅Facebook Rangel MD – Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço @cabecaepescoco
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About Philip James
In 2013, his laryngeal nerve was severed, shoulder nerve damaged, parathyroids ruined, and residual cancer left behind — all for a 1 cm thyroid nodule.
Later, a vocal cord implant was inserted to help him speak.
The word he uses to describe his work as patient advocate is, ‘tonglen’. Or, using his pain and hardship to help others.