Episode - What’s the difference between radioactive iodine and radiofrequency ablation?


What’s the difference between radioactive iodine and radiofrequency ablation?

Radioactive iodine and radiofrequency ablation are two thyroid treatment options that are often confused but are actually quite different. Where radioactive iodine involves the destruction of the cells of the thyroid gland, radiofrequency ablation involves shrinking thyroid nodules and, in some cases, can save the thyroid.

Today, I’m sharing how each of these procedures works, why I never recommend radioactive iodine, the cases where each procedure tends to be used, and what you need to know before making a decision.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How radioactive iodine treatment works
  • Why I don’t recommend radioactive iodine
  • Benefits of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules
  • The positive trend toward endocrinologists recommending radiofrequency ablation
  • Why it’s crucial to address the underlying cause of thyroid problems
  • Additional resources on 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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