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Is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) an effective treatment for thyroid nodules?
During this video, the following topics are discussed:
✅ Finding treatments that are not over-aggressive and less-invasive.
✅ 70% of women and 50% of men have thyroid nodules
✅ Less than 10% of nodules are cancerous
✅ Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) an effective treatment?
✅ Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) painful?
✅ How long does radiofrequency ablation (RFA) take to show results or shrinkage of the nodule?
✅ Ultrasound can categorize a nodule by low risk, intermediate, or high risk.
✅ Thyroidectomy comes with risks, including: vocal cord paralysis, bleeding, parathyroid damage, and nerve damage.
✅ Patients must educate themselves before seeing a doctor.
✅ About Dr. Larian
Babak Larian is a highly experienced, board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist and Head & Neck surgeon. Dr. Larian is the current Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles (January 2012 – present). He graduated with academic and humanitarian distinction, from UC Irvine School of Medicine. In 2002 after completing a 6-year residency program in Ear, Nose, & Throat (otolaryngology) and Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA, he began his professional career. He then went on to become a founding member and later the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Head & Neck Center of Excellence (November 2009 – October 2011).