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I have Thyroid nodules and md 2nd doctor advised to do surgery to remove thyroid gland. I woud like to know if other alternative medical options such as Radio frequency Ablation or HIfu treatsments are available in Malaysia

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: September 30, 2021 11:40 AM
Anonymous 2 months

I have thyroid nodules and has done FNA on 3 nodules with one showing indeterminate or suspicious nature. Saw general Surgeon who suggested removing whole thyroid gland. I dont feel comfortable with that as I would have go go on synthetic hormone therapy after that. I would like to know if other alternative medical options such as Radio frequency Ablation or HIfu treatsments are available in Malaysia .

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 months
General Practitioner

Hello!
Thank you for your query,

Based on the statement above, we understand you have been diagnosed with an abnormal thyroid nodules growth. FNAC has been done and a surgeon advised you to do a surgery. You are currently asking for a second opinion of alternative therapy. We are sorry for you and will try to help you.

For your information, there are guidelines in treating thyroid nodules growth. It involves measuring the size and cellular sample via FNAC. Based on these result, doctors will determined the best way of removing the nodules.

The alternative treatment you mentioned do exist. However, it is only applicable for certain sizes and types of thyroid mass. For a definitive treatment, surgical removal is always the best option. If you have any doubts, we advice to refer this problem to your doctor or our doctors via online consultation.

Hope this answer your questions.
Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Sep 30 2021 11:40:34 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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