🔹 Roberto Valcavi 🔹 MD, FACE, ECNU Reggio Emilia, Italy
RFA for benign nodules, for cystic nodules, for hyper functioning nodules, benign nodules, and now for malignant micro-papillary tumors.
During this episode the following topics are discussed:
The six steps that go into the RFA
STEP 1: setup of the patient. The setup of the patient is in an operatory room -- the safety of a operatory room is by far greater than the setting of an ambulatory room so
STEP 2: prepare for anesthesia.
STEP 3: electrode needle insertion; it is done at the point exactly at the point transistorically...
Step 4: preparation in regard to the laryngeal nerve…. the laryngeal nerve is the most delicate point. The laryngeal nerve may be cooled.
Step 5: extraction; simply take out the needle and at the same time it must. Use compression; avoids bleeding both internal and external
Step 6: Final check.
✅ About Roberto Valcavi
20 years and 1800+ RFA procedures done; laser since 2000
and radiofrequency ablation starting in 2010.
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✅ ABOUT Philip James
He is the host of the popular podcast: Doctor Thyroid
In 2013, his laryngeal nerve was severed, shoulder nerve damaged, parathyroids ruined, and residual cancer left behind — all for a 1 cm thyroid nodule.
Later, a vocal cord implant was inserted to help him speak.
All the above, the result of a bad thyroid surgery that dampened his quality of life — and left him wondering, what exactly happened — during what should be a low-risk surgery?
His attempts to follow up with UCLA and the UCLA surgeon were ignored.
He then turned to other doctors for answers — this was the beginning of the podcast:
"Doctor Thyroid with Philip James"
100+ episodes later, the Doctor Thyroid podcast is popular amongst patients; allowing them to access information from top doctors, without being limited by geography or economics.
The word he uses to describe his work as patient advocate is, ‘tonglen’. Or, using his pain and hardship to help others.
When not producing podcast episodes or co-hosting live Q&As for patients with top doctors, he leads the creative team at Doctor Marketing and Philip James Media — a marketing agency dedicated to digital communications serving the sectors of healthcare, payments, and Greentech.
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