STARmed Thyroid RFA

The new incision-free, scar-free, non-surgical thyroid conserving technique that reduces your thyroid nodule symptoms without open surgery.

STARmed Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative

STARmed Thyroid RFA was developed over 15 years ago with tens of thousands of procedures performed worldwide.

STARmed Thyroid RFA preserves healthy thyroid tissue and target-treats only the nodules without compromising normal thyroid function. It can avoid the risks and long recovery times of surgery.

How does STARmed
Thyroid RFA work?

A targeted solution for thyroid nodules

STARmed Thyroid RFA works by applying controlled heat directly into the nodule without hurting the surrounding healthy thyroid tissues.

The thermal energy causes the thyroid nodule to shrink over time and the degenerated tissue will flow through your body naturally as waste over the course of a few months.

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3 Steps to Shrink Your Thyroid Nodules

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TARGET

Under ultrasound guidance, your doctor will locate the nodule and insert the thin RF electrode (needle) directly into the nodule.

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TREAT

Your doctor will allow a carefully controlled amount of radiofrequency (RF) energy to flow into the nodule. The RF energy ablates (treats) the nodule for a safe, pre-determined length of time.

REDUCE

With sustained RFA thermal heat, the treated nodule may be permanently destroyed. The degenerated tissue will flow through the body as waste. Most patients notice a reduction in nodule size in just 2-3 weeks.

Benefits of STARmed Thyroid RFA

Save the Thyroid, Lose the Nodules

Notice a Difference in 2-3 Weeks

Most patients notice a reduction in nodule size in just 2-3 weeks, with solid nodules taking longer than cystic nodules.

In most patients, nodule-related symptoms significantly improved or disappeared entirely.

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Explore Our Resources

  1. Baek JH, Lee JH, Sung JY, et al. Complications encountered in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules with US-guided radiofrequency ablation: a multicenter study. Radiology. 2012;262(1):335-342. doi:10.1148/radiol.11110416
  2. Jung SL, Baek JH, Lee JH, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Radiofrequency Ablation for Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Korean J Radiol. 2018;19(1):167-174. doi:10.3348/kjr.2018.19.1.167

Important Safety Information / Disclaimer
Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if STARmed Thyroid RFA is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options and associated risks in order to make an informed decision. Individual results may vary, testimonials are not claimed to represent typical results. All testimonials are from real patients, and may not reflect the typical patient’s experience, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.
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Indication
The VIVA Combo RF Ablation System and star RF Electrode are intended for use in percutaneous and intraoperative coagulation and ablation of tissue.

Contraindications
There is a risk that error may result due to the radiofrequency current on patients who have pacemakers and other active implants. Do not use the radiofrequency lesion generator and electrode on these patients.
Complications:
The following types of complications may result due to the use of the radiofrequency lesion generator and electrode.
– Tumor recurrence
– Burn due to the over-heating of the the surgical equipment
– Dangerous situation due to the unskilled equipment control
– Cross-infection or complications due to the re-use of the inappropriate electrode
– Ascites/diarrhea
– Bleeding of the coagulated part
– Ventricular fibrillation
– Weakness of liver functions
– Symptoms after RFA treatment includes (abdominal) pain, fever, nausea, headache, right shoulder joint pain and chest discomfort might occur

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You are taking a big step by exploring your treatment options. You are not alone. Many other people were searching for the same answers too. Many of these individuals chose RFA.