RFA Doctor Directory:
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 of the nodule?
✅ Ultrasound can categorize a nodule by low risk, intermediate, or high risk.
✅ Thyroidectomy comes with risks, including: vocal cord paralysis, bleeding, parathyroid damage, and nerve damage.
✅ Patients must educate themselves before seeing a doctor.
✅ About Dr. Larian
Babak Larian is a highly experienced, board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist and Head & Neck surgeon. Dr. Larian is the current Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles (January 2012 – present). He graduated with academic and humanitarian distinction, from UC Irvine School of Medicine. In 2002 after completing a 6-year residency program in Ear, Nose, & Throat (otolaryngology) and Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA, he began his professional career. He then went on to become a founding member and later the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Head & Neck Center of Excellence (November 2009 – October 2011).
✅ About Philip James
He is the host of the popular podcast: Doctor Thyroid
In 2013, his laryngeal nerve was severed, shoulder nerve damaged, parathyroids ruined, and residual cancer left behind — all for a 1 cm thyroid nodule.
Later, a vocal cord implant was inserted to help him speak.
All the above, the result of a bad thyroid surgery that dampened his quality of life — and left him wondering, what exactly happened — during what should be a low-risk surgery?
His attempts to follow up with UCLA and the UCLA surgeon were ignored.
He then turned to other doctors for answers — this was the beginning of the podcast:
"Doctor Thyroid with Philip James"
100+ episodes later, the Doctor Thyroid podcast is popular amongst patients; allowing them to access information from top doctors, without being limited by geography or economics.
The word he uses to describe his work as patient advocate is, ‘tonglen’. Or, using his pain and hardship to help others.
When not producing podcast episodes or co-hosting live Q&As for patients with top doctors, he leads the creative team at Doctor Marketing and Philip James Media — a marketing agency dedicated to digital communications serving the sectors of healthcare, payments, and Greentech.
The Doctor Thyroid podcast is available in Spanish and English - and listened to in over 30 countries:
✅Please email your requests to email@example.com
YouTube @Doctor Thyroid
Looking for a RFA doctor?
Search the RFA Directory:
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Bob Saget's Here For You
BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob’s, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you."
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.