Doctor Thyroid

Doctor Thyroid

This show is for thyroid patients determined to improve their quality of life, with the best information available. You will gain insight from those who have discovered improved well-being regardless of setbacks, and hear from leading healthcare professionals, including endocrinologists, surgeons, functional medicine practitioners, and radiologists.

Episodes

November 7, 2021 29 min

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Radiofrequency Ablation 🛑 REMOVE Thyroid Nodules 🛑 NO SURGERY 🛑 Dr Ralph Tufano

During this podcast, the following topics are discussed:
✅advocate for patients to be as well informed as possible and consider all treatment options for thyroid problems, including avoiding surgery whenever possible and radiofrequency ablation.
✅ five ...

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🔹 Roberto Valcavi 🔹 MD, FACE, ECNU Reggio Emilia, Italy

RFA for benign nodules, for cystic nodules, for hyper functioning nodules, benign nodules, and now for malignant micro-papillary tumors.

During this episode the following topics are discussed:

The six steps that go into the RFA

STEP 1: setup of the patient. The setup of the patient is in an operatory room -- the safety of a operatory room is by far greater than...

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Dr. Leonardo Rangel and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Malignant Thyroid Nodules.

During this episode the following topics are discussed:

✅we are treating malignant nodules with radiofrequency ablation therapy
✅We are using radiofrequency ablation therapy since 2006
✅it is something that we are really experiencing is the treatment of those malignant th...

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Protecting the nerves during RFA and thyroid surgery with Dr. Julia Noel from Stanford Health Care.

Hosted by Philip James.

Supported by www.rfamd.com.

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During this interview, the following topics are discussed:

→ Stanford University prioritizes anatomic structures, ultrasound, and how to best protect the laryngeal nerve

→ Pre- procedure ultrasound is instrumental in mi...

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University of Chicago Medicine researchers Briseis Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, assistant research professor in epidemiology, and Raymon Grogan, MD, assistant professor of surgery lead the North American Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Study (NATCSS).

For their most recent research, Aschebrook-Kilfoy and Grogan recruited 1,174 thyroid cancer survivors – 89.9 percent female with an average age of 48

After treatment, thyroid cancer survivors ...

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Dr. Douglas Van Nostrand, MD is the Director of Nuclear Medicine and the Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at Washington Hospital Center and Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital Center.

His specialty is nuclear medicine, and his primary area of interest and expertise is the nuclear medicine diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. He has held numerous academic and medical society position...

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RFA Doctor Directory:
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During this video, the following topics are discussed:

✅ Finding treatments that are not over-aggressive and less-invasive.

✅ 70% of women and 50% of men have thyroid nodules

✅ Less than 10% of nodules are cancerous 

✅ Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) an effective treatment?

✅ Is radiofrequency ablation (RFA) painful?

✅ How long does radiofrequency ablation (RFA) take to show results or shrinkage...

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One-third of all thyroid nodule fine needle aspirations come back indeterminate. When surgery is performed on these cases, pathology of the thyroid reveals that many times the nodule is benign.  Through molecular profiling, patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules, can now avoid unnecessary surgery and get more accurate pathology results from the fine needle aspiration.

Are you a patient and your doctor has said your thyroid nod...

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In this episode, we hear from Elle Russ, Author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution, and former hypothyroidism sufferer.  Elle discusses:

  • Hypothyroidism symptoms — including physical, mental, and emotional.
  • How to find the right health professional.
  • Hypothyroidism treatment with T3.
  • The importance of iron and ferritin. 
  • The emotional toll of hypothyroidism. 
  • Nutrition strategies. 
  • Basal body temperature method for testing hypothyroidism.
  • Elle ...

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    Combination Therapy of T4 and T3 as a way to combat Hypothyroidism

    Thyroidectomy often leads to hypothyroidism-like symptoms.  This includes brain fog, sluggishness, weight gain, unmotivated, and water accumulation. 

    Dr. Bianco’s research has revealed the connection between thyroidectomy, hypothyroidism symptoms, and T4 only therapy.  Although T4 only therapy works for the majority, others report serious symptoms.  Listen to this s...

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    You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and choose no surgery.  Although thyroid cancer diagnosis has spiked around the world, a trend is to pass on surgery if the cancer is identified as low risk.  In doing so, mortality rate does not increase and it avoids unfavorable events sometimes related to surgery, such as vocal chord paralysis, hypothyroidsm, financial costs, and lifelong thyroid hormone treatment. 

    In this episode, w...

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    In this interview, items discussed include:

  • the emotional burden of being diagnosed with cancer and the haste that sometimes follows
  • the unnecessary damage of thyroid surgery, including the cutting of the laryngeal nerve resulting in vocal cord paralysis, low calcium levels and a need to supplement calcium and Vitamin D for life, and leaving residual disease behind
  • knowing your risk factor and finding the right medical team to addres...
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    In this interview, the following topics are discussed:

  • Better treatment options for thyroid disease
  • Better testing for thyroid disease
  • Mental challenges
  • Juggling career and Hashimoto's
  • The word insignificant
  • The role of T3 and biological connections
  • Diagnosed at twelve years old
  • Disappearing eyebrows
  • You can’t have thyroid disease because you’re not overweight
  • Always cold
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Integrative medicine
  • High TSH levels
  • The myth ...
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    This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules.  Topics include:

    • 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules

    • Discovered when evaluating other neck issues such as an unrelated pain

    • What happens when you are told you have a thyroid nodule?

    • How to know if your thyroid nodule is cancerous?

    • When is surgery done despite the nodule being benign?

    • Decreasing patient anxiety with quick biopsy results

    • The Americ...

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    This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient receives the best available care. 

    Dr. Clayman has performed more than four hundred thyroid cancer operations per year for over twenty years among patients ranging from 6 months to 100+ years of age. Nearly half of Dr. Clayman’s patients have undergone failed initial surgery for their thyroid cancer by another surgeon or have...

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    Andrew J. Bauer, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and serves as the Director of the Thyroid Center in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Bauer maintains active membership as a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the American Thyr...

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    Not all thyroid cancer patients who receive a thyroidectomy require radioactive iodine, but for those whose cancer maybe more aggressive and spread beyond the thyroid area, often radioactive iodine (RAI) is protocol. 

    RAI treatment may vary depending on the hospital.   For example, in this interview you hear protocol for RAI at Cedars Sinai. 

    In this interviews, Dr. Alan Waxman explains what occurs leading up to, during, and after ...

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    Dr. Aime Franco is professor at the University of Arkansas.  She leads a research group investigating the role of thyroid hormones in tumorigenesis.  She is also actively involved, both locally and nationally, advocating for the importance of biomedical research and the importance of engaging patients and survivors in cancer research.

    After, completing her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, she became a thyroid cancer research fellow at Memo...

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    In this interview, some of the key points include:

  • Self-discovered thyroid nodule
  • Diagnosed thyroid nodule
  • FNA and biopsy
  • 5 cm nodule
  • Juice cleanse and no more red meat
  • 3 hour surgery
  • Regret about a Friday afternoon surgery
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Impact of vocal cord paralysis
  • RAI six weeks post surgery - 176 mc
  • RAI diet
  • A positive and optimistic approach to the disease
  • Surgeon did not present consequences of thyroid surgery
  • Ran...
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    Jody Gelb is a Broadway singer and actress.   Six months ago she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, during a doctor's visit for an unrelated issue.  This news sparked immediate research and discovering an alternate path that does not include surgery.

    In this episode, the following topics are discussed:

  • Broadway musical and tour
  • Voice used during work as a performer, singing and acting
  • Diagnosed with thyroid cancer while...
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