Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for thyroid nodules painful?

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for thyroid nodules painful?

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During this video, the following topics are discussed:
βœ… Finding treatments that are not over-aggressive and less-invasive.
βœ… 70% of women and 50% of men have thyroid nodules
βœ… Less than 10% of nodules are cancerous
βœ… Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) an effective treatment?
βœ… Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) painful?
βœ… How long does radiofrequency ablation (RFA) take to show results or shrinkage of the nodule?
βœ… Ultrasound can categorize a nodule by low risk, intermediate, or high risk.
βœ… Thyroidectomy comes with risks, including: vocal cord paralysis, bleeding, parathyroid damage, and nerve damage.
βœ… Patients must educate themselves before seeing a doctor.

βœ… 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).

Phone: 310.461.0300