How To Become a Clinical Thyroidologist with Training in Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer?
No endocrine society such as American thyroid association ,Endocrine society, or American Association of clinical endocrinologists will train you.
Training is needed to gain experience doing thyroid RF on models and bovine livers.You will not be able to buy a system until you train with me or elsewhere
The basic course includes detailed lectures on 20 years of experience in Korea and Italy.
Basic course will give you the background, practice for 2 days and concludes with observation of a thyroid nodule ablation.
DR.Brittany Henderson displaying her beef nodule she ablated during my master’s class.
Once you have completed my course you can approach Rudy Garay at RGS Health to find out your options to obtain a system.
Once you have your own system you should plan to do 20-50 RF ablations on bovine livers or turkey breasts with beef nodules inserted.
If you successful at ablation in your office, then you need to actually do a case under direct supervision of an expert.
Advanced training actually doing a case is not available anywhere accept in Brazil.
Dr.Leo Rangel’s 2 day advanced course concludes with one whole day in his hospital doing thyroid nodules by his students.
DR.Rangel is a great teacher.
Direct control of the on/off foot pedal is done by Dr.Rangel after he is sure you have placed the electrode in the proper location before he activate the foot pedal.
I will tell you that once you do a case on a human subject you are ready to do your first case in your office.
I am doing this case in a Rio hospital under local only, but it is designed to be done in your office.
My personal experience with Dr.Rangel was amazing. Even after 5 years of taking courses and and training endocrinologists and personally doing over one hundred ablations on bovine liver, and seeing many cases done by experts, there was nothing more assuring than doing cases in Brazil with Dr.Rangel.
Call me at 310-393-8860 or secure email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details of upcoming dates for the course.
Now after doing 12 case preliminary study in my ultrasound room I am ready to begin the 80-120 case clinical trial later this year.
Office based thyroid RF is a procedure you can learn easily if you are a ECNU neck sonologist and do your own biopsies.