Utah Endocrinology Associates: Comprehensive Thyroid Care
Located in Salt Lake City, American Fork, and South Ogden, UT
At Utah Endocrinology Associates, we specialize in treating all thyroid conditions and disorders. Alireza Falahati, MD, FACE, and our team of experts are committed to providing the highest level of care for your thyroid health. We are proud to be one of the few centers in the United States offering Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Radio Wave Ablation (RWA), and Ethanol Ablation for thyroid nodules and cysts. To schedule an appointment or consultation, call one of our offices in Salt Lake City, American Fork, or Ogden, Utah, or book an appointment online.
Thyroid Care Q & A: Comprehensive Treatment Options for Thyroid Disorders
What thyroid conditions and disorders do you treat?
Our team at Utah Endocrinology Associates specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of thyroid conditions, including:
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Graves' disease
- Thyroid nodules
- Thyroid cysts
- Thyroid cancer
What are Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Radio Wave Ablation (RWA), and Ethanol Ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Radio Wave Ablation (RWA), and Ethanol Ablation are minimally invasive procedures used to treat thyroid nodules and cysts. These treatments offer a safe and effective alternative to surgery or radioactive iodine therapy, with minimal side effects and a faster recovery time.
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): RFA uses high-frequency electrical currents to generate heat, which destroys thyroid nodules while preserving the healthy surrounding tissue.
- Radio Wave Ablation (RWA): RWA utilizes radio waves to heat and shrink thyroid nodules, providing relief from symptoms and reducing the size of the nodules.
- Ethanol Ablation: Ethanol Ablation involves injecting ethanol directly into thyroid cysts, causing them to collapse and gradually shrink.
What are the indications and benefits of RFA, RWA, and Ethanol Ablation?
These minimally invasive treatment options are suitable for patients with symptomatic or cosmetically concerning thyroid nodules and cysts that are not cancerous. The benefits of RFA, RWA, and Ethanol Ablation include:
- Minimal discomfort and pain
- Short recovery time
- Preservation of healthy thyroid tissue
- Reduced risk of complications compared to surgery
- Outpatient procedure
- No scarring
At Utah Endocrinology Associates, we are dedicated to providing personalized care and exploring all available treatment options to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.
How do I know if I am a candidate for RFA, RWA, or Ethanol Ablation?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for RFA, RWA, or Ethanol Ablation, our team will perform a thorough evaluation, which may include blood tests, ultrasound imaging, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy. If you are a candidate, we will discuss the most appropriate treatment option for your specific situation and answer any questions you may have.
For expert care in diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders, including Radiofrequency Ablation, Radio Wave Ablation, and Ethanol Ablation for thyroid nodules and cysts, call Utah Endocrinology Associates or schedule an appointment online. Our team is here to provide the highest level of care and help you achieve optimal thyroid health.