Episode - Radiofrequency Ablation and Thyroid Nodules


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!


Mentioned in this episode


Free resources for your thyroid health

Get your FREE Thyroid and Immune Health Restoration Action Points Checklist at SaveMyThyroidChecklist.com


Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid?

Click Here to access hundreds of free articles and blog posts.

Click Here for Dr. Eric’s YouTube channel

Click Here to join Dr. Eric’s Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s group

Click Here to work with Dr. Eric


Listen to this episode on your favorite app

Follow or Subscribe for free to the Save My Thyroid podcast to stay up to date on the latest thyroid health-related topics.

Click Here To listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts

Click Here To listen to this episode on Spotify

Click Here to listen to the episode on Stitcher