OF THYROID NODULES
Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules has been around for about 15 years now. It has been performed in several European countries and Asia for several years and is now available in the United States. The term "radiofrequency ablation" refers to processes in which the tissue is destroyed by heat. During thermal ablation, a probe is introduced into the nodule under the guidance of ultrasound. The nodules are destroyed by selectively heating the probe tip. Since there are no nerve fibers in the nodules, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. It is relatively painless. Once the tissue is broken down, it shrinks between 60-90% the first year.
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LESS PAIN & DOWN TIME
In the final analysis RFA is an attractive alternative for patients who experience symptoms caused by benign thyroid nodules. It is a safe and FDA approved procedure with less pain, less down time and no scarring. With its long lasting effects, RFA is a breakthrough in treating symptoms related to thyroid nodules.