MY THYROID RFA
WHAT IS RFA?
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that uses heat to shrink a thyroid nodule (buildup of cells). This non-surgical outpatient procedure involves an ultrasound that guides the physician as they insert a needle electrode into the thyroid. The electrode applies heat to ablate (surgically remove) the nodule. Typically, the resultant decreased size of the thyroid nodule can eliminate symptoms and improve the aesthetics of the patient.
STARmed’s Radiofrequency Ablation technology is the only available RFA tool created to treat thyroid nodules.
Why RFA might be right for you:
It is an outpatient procedure
General anesthesia is not required
It is less invasive than surgery
No surgical scar
No hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormone)
DID YOU KNOW:
Thyroid RFA can decrease the size of a thyroid nodule by at least 80%.
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