Thermal Ablation – the Minimally-Invasive Alternative
Bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) from Olympus is a safe and particularly gentle method of heating tissue.
The physician treating you uses ultrasound diagnosis to check the position, volume and nature of the thyroid nodule.
Under local anesthesia, a thin probe is then passed through the skin into the thyroid nodule. Heating of a precise area of the nodule to 60-100°C starts at the tip of the probe. This thermally deactivates the nodule tissue.
It may be necessary to reposition the probe a few times in order to heat the entire volume of the nodule.
After the treatment, the body resorbs the treated tissue within a few weeks or months.
Your thyroid nodule shrinks.
Symptoms are reduced.