The First Thyroid RFA Procedure Performed by a Female Doctor in France

The First Thyroid RFA Procedure Performed by a Female Doctor in France

On November 26, Dr Pauline Juttet, Endocrinologist, Thyroidologist performed a thermo-ablation of a thyroid nodule at the Médipôle Hôpital Mutualiste. A great first for the Lyon-Villeurbanne Médipôle. Dr Pauline Juttet is the first Woman Endocrinologist to practice this technique in France!

These are techniques developed in South Korea and imported into France by Dr. Hervé MONPEYSSEN for more than 10 years. Dr. MONPEYSSEN and Dr. GHANASSIA were the trainers of Dr Pauline Juttet. American and European recommendations govern the realization of these techniques. Although recognized in France by all learned societies, this technique is not currently supported by social security.

A reduction in the volume (average of -70%) of the nodule is obtained without a  total disappearance of the latter. It avoids surgery and therefore the risks associated with it: substitution in thyroid hormones, scar, recurrent paralysis.

This technique is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient does not stay sleeping in the hospital. He returned to the day hospital at the end of the morning for a gesture made at the beginning of the afternoon.

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