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Parathyroid adenomas are a common medical condition that results from the abnormal growth of one or more parathyroid glands. Patients with this condition may suffer from symptoms like high parathyroid hormone levels, high calcium levels, osteoporosis, and even kidney stones. While surgery is the traditional treatment for parathyroid adenomas, it can be difficult and traumatic for the patient, especially when the adenomas are located deep in the neck. In recent years, ablation therapy has emerged as an alternative to surgery for treating parathyroid adenomas.
To learn more about ablation therapy for parathyroid adenomas, we interviewed Dr. Bülent Çekiç, an interventional radiologist from Turkey who has treated over 4,000 cases of thyroid ablation. Dr. Çekiç is well known for not only treating patients but also training other doctors in ablation therapy. According to Dr. Çekiç, parathyroid ablation can be a quick, comfortable, and fast resolution with no surgery.
During the interview, Dr. Çekiç explained that parathyroid adenomas can be fixed through ablation. He emphasized that the most crucial aspect of the procedure is a very good thyroid section before ablation. After a thorough examination of the patient’s condition, including laboratory tests and parathyroid scintigraphy, Dr. Çekiç and his team can perform ablation therapy, which typically takes only between 10 and 15 minutes. The procedure time is minimal, and patients can return to normal life in maximum one hour. Moreover, after only one day, the patient’s parathormone levels return to normal. Dr. Çekiç also highlighted that parathyroid ablation is very close to the regular laryngeal nerve, which is why a good thyroid section is vital before ablation.
Dr. Çekiç also noted that parathyroid adenomas are mostly small, with a size of between 1 and 2 centimeters, and their stiffness is low. He explained that the ablation time is maximum one or two minutes, and the pilot trade adenoma ablation time is between three and four minutes. He added that only after 20 or 30 minutes, the patients can be discharged.
In conclusion, ablation therapy is a promising alternative to surgery for treating parathyroid adenomas. According to Dr. Çekiç, it is effective, comfortable, and fast, with a quick recovery time. Patients can return to normal life in maximum one hour, and their parathormone levels return to normal after only one day. Dr. Çekiç’s extensive experience in thyroid ablation makes him an excellent resource for patients and doctors alike. If you’re looking for an ablation doctor, you can visit rfamd.com, the premier global directory of ablation doctors.
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About Dr. Bülent Çekiç
Dr. Bülent Çekiç is a leading expert in thyroid thermal ablation, specifically microwave and radiofrequency ablation. He has treated over 3500 cases using these methods since 2013, and has published 8 articles on the topic in Pubmed.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Çekiç has also organized 14 workshops on thyroid thermal ablation in his own clinic and 7 workshops in various countries. These workshops have been attended by a total of 40 local and 70 international doctors.
Dr. Çekiç has also presented on thyroid thermal ablation at international interventional radiology congresses such as CCMA, CIRSE, TRD, TGRD, and PAIRS.
In recent years, he has also begun offering thyroid artery embolization as a non-surgical treatment option for Plonjuan goiter and diffuse goiter, and has treated nearly 70 cases using this method.
Dr. Bulent Cekic is currently working as a chief at the Antalya Research and Training Hospital. He has received his MD from Ataturk University. He specialized in Interventional Radiology.
Language Spoken: Turkish, German, English
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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.