Thyroid Ablation

The Basics

Thyroid ablation refers to a range of non-surgical, minimally invasive techniques for thyroid nodule treatment. These techniques can be used instead of surgery to treat thyroid nodules and cysts. Some small thyroid cancers may also be eligible for these techniques. There are two main forms of thyroid ablation: chemical ablation and thermal ablation.


To prepare for the procedure, you will need to wear a hospital gown and slippers. You will need to remove long pants and neck coverings, jewelry, glasses, and removable dental appliances.

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