The conventional treatment for cystic thyroid nodules has been to drain the cyst several times, and then to surgically remove the cystic nodule should it recur.
With the Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) method, the cyst is firstly drained and then the solid component is vaporized using the heat generated by radio waves.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The patient may go home on the same day or after 24 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.
The patient before the procedure
The draining of the cyst
The nodule after the draining of the cyst
Using the radiofrequency device on the patient
Moving Shot Technique Application
The vaporization of the cyst after the procedure
The patient the morning after the procedure
Reduction in nodule volume one month after the procedure