Thermal Ablation – the Minimally-Invasive Alternative
The thyroid gland produces hormones which perform important functions in the body. Diseases of the thyroid lead to a hormone imbalance. A thyroid nodule is often the cause.
Around 99% of all thyroid nodules are benign. Most benign nodules do not require surgical removal.
Thyroid nodules can cause a variety of symptoms. For example:
- Feeling of pressure in the throat
- Difficulties swallowing
- Cosmetic issues
- Physical impairments caused by excessive or inadequate production of thyroid hormones, such as hair loss or feeling unwell
The good news
Your physician can often help you without removing all or part of the thyroid gland! The application of radioactive substances is also not always required for treatment. With the assistance of bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA), it is possible to treat the benign nodule gently.