BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #415
Thyroid Ablation: Efficacy, Safety, and Procedure Overview
with Dr. Gary Tse
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews guest Dr. Gary Tse about the innovative technique of thyroid ablation and its role in treating benign thyroid nodules. Dr. Tse is a practicing interventional radiologist at UCLA Health.
Dr. Tse highlights the procedural details, patient experiences, potential complications, and follow-up protocols of thyroid ablation. He emphasizes the importance of consistent communication with patients during these procedures, given that the patients are under minimal anesthesia. He explains how interventional radiologists can benefit from embracing this procedure due to their expertise in ultrasound usage, as it leads to reduction in recovery times and complications for patients. Dr. Tse also briefly discusses the future potential of thyroid embolization for larger goiters. He encourages other IR specialists to consider adopting this procedure, which he believes should become a standard of care.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, February 9). Ep. 415 – Thyroid Ablation: Efficacy, Safety, and Procedure Overview [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Gary Tse
Dr. Gary Tse is an interventional radiologist and assistant professor at UCLA Health in California.
Dr. Christopher Beck
Dr. Chris Beck is a practicing interventional radiologist with Regional Radiology Group in New Orleans.
00:00 - Introduction
04:03 - Dr. Tse’s Career Journey and Transition to Academics
06:32 - Discussion on Thyroid Interventions
09:15 - Building Referral Patterns for Thyroid Interventions
11:50 - Thyroid Ablation Procedure Overview
21:23 - Post-Ablation Outcomes and Goals
25:52 - Avoiding Complications
32:55 - Post-Procedure Follow-Up
36:14 - Exploring Thyroid Embolization
42:23 - Final Thoughts and Future Prospects
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