Podcast - Radiofrequency Ablation and Thyroid Nodules

Q & A EPISODE

Radiofrequency Ablation and Thyroid Nodules

Can radiofrequency ablation (RFA) help with larger thyroid nodules?

Without question, RFA is a good option for some people with larger thyroid nodules or cancerous nodules. At the same time, you need to consider the associated risks.

Today I’m discussing the primary considerations you’ll want to be aware of if you’re thinking about RFA and how it compares as an alternative to thyroid surgery. I’m starting with an article by UCLA Health and sharing a few research articles that show the benefits and potential downsides.

 

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • What is radiofrequency ablation?
  • Indications and contraindications to radiofrequency ablation
  • What to expect from the RFA procedure
  • Important differences between radiofrequency ablation and thyroid surgery
  • Highlights of research studies on radiofrequency ablation
  • Overview of the primary considerations for getting radiofrequency ablation

 

As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!

 

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