- radiofrequency ablation
- alcohol ablation of cystic nodules
- core needle biopsy
- fine needle aspiration (fine needle capillary cytology)
Ultrasound-guided interventions of symptomatic or cosmetic bothersome solid or cystic thyroid nodules often lead to a sustained and significant volume reduction of the lesions. In most cases a small fibrous remnant is the only thing that remains after successful ablation.The “RFA contact office” in Vienna serves following two purposes:
- to provide an answer to the question:
"Is there a non-surgical treatment alternative available for my thyroid-related problem?"
- to provide the possibility of a thyroid control exam in Vienna following RFA intervention.Please bring all your relevant reports with you in case you decide for a second opinion.At our office in Vienna we offer:
- a thorough review of all your previous thyroid findings
- a detailed ultrasound examination of the thyroid
- an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the nodule(s) - if necessary
- a blood draw – if necessary
- a detailed discussion of the findings and the treatment options
- a written reportIf a thyroid scan is necessary this can only be done at our institute in Graz. Most of the patients, however, will have had such an examination in the past. Please bring also that report with you!In case an RFA can be offered to you the intervention would take place in our institute in Graz.For patients living abroadIf you live abroad and Vienna is too far away for you just to obtain a second opinion – you can email us your relevant thyroid reports and we will go over them (at no costs) and let you briefly know whether we need an additional information. Often we can offer a “one-day intervention trip” to Graz in case you have all the relevant information at hand. Aside from a relevant fine needle aspiration report two meaningful ultrasound pictures of the nodule (in two different planes) are very helpful to us.We also offer the possibility to have a fine needle aspiration biopsy performed on the day prior to the scheduled RFA in Graz so that we will have the cytological result before the intervention. Some patients opted for such an approach in the past - although there is of course the risk of a non-benign cytology finding - in which case RFA could not be performed.Contact email address for appointments in Vienna or Graz - or for relevant reports to obtain a brief second opinion regarding feasibility of RFA intervention:Homepage in Graz: www.hormoninstitut-dobnig.atIn Vienna you will find us here:ÄRZTEZENTRUM HIETZING | Dommayergasse 2 | 1130 Wien(opposite of “Café Dommayer” or “Plachutta”)Parking space is available for the duration of your visit.