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Laser Treatment of Thyroid Nodule - DRHC Dubai Thyroid Clinic

Nodules in the thyroid gland are a very common thyroid disorder. Nodules are usually evaluated with a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Most thyroid nodules are benign (noncancerous) and do not require any procedure, while cancerous or suspicious nodules are removed by surgery.

However, some thyroid nodules are associated with pressure symptoms, difficulty swallowing, or cosmetic disorders that might require surgery.Recently, the laser nodule ablation technique is a new minimally invasive treatment that results in nodules shrinking by applying a laser energy beam over the nodule tissue.

Laser thyroid  treatment is considered a safe and effective non-surgical procedure for the treatment of symptomatic benign thyroid nodules.

As a result of this procedure, nodule shrinkage about 70-80% after one year of thyroid nodule laser treatment. fine-needle aspiration biopsy with ultrasound guidance should be performed before starting of this treatment to confirm the benign nature of the targeted nodule (a few centers prefer to do it twice before laser treatment).

Procedure details:

  • Under Local anesthesia
  • Skin sterilization
  • A specific needle is inserted into the center of targeted benign thyroid nodule with the guidance of thyroid ultrasound.
  • Laser treatments is delivered through this specific needle.
  • the amount of delivered energy is based on the volume of targeted nodule according to specific scale.
  • Patient evaluation after the procedure, one month later and again after one year.

According to recent studies, about 83% of the nodules were treated with a single session of laser treatment, 13% were treated with two sessions of laser treatment and 3% required 3 sessions.

Advantages of laser treatment in thyroid nodule:

  • Preservation of healthy thyroid tissue by targeting only the nodular tissue.
  • No scar.
  • No thyroid hormone replacement.
  • Brief duration of treatment.
  • No hospitalization.
  • Does not require general anesthesia.
  • Reduced post-op pain.
  • Fast recovery.

Dubai Thyroid Clinic (DRHC) provides treatment for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, thyroidectomy and thyroid surgery.