"Mount Sinai Surgeon Performs Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid Nodules"
Mount Sinai West has begun offering a minimally invasive procedure to treat non-cancerous thyroid nodules that are symptomatic and would have otherwise required invasive surgery for removal. The procedure is called radio-frequency ablation. It offers eligible patients a much quicker recovery, less pain and risk of infection, and no scarring. “Radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules has been performed in Korea for over a decade and throughout Europe and their outcomes are excellent. The published data shows impressive nodule shrinkage rates of more than 80 percent with RFA that is maintained over years of follow-up,” said Catherine Sinclair, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of head and neck surgery at Mount Sinai West. She added, “Thyroid nodules are very common and, although many people will never require any intervention for their nodules, there is a significant minority who will seek treatment due to symptoms.”
— Catherine F. Sinclair, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Director, Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai West