OHNS Health Care News

January 31, 2020

First two thyroid RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) procedures 

We are so excited to announce that our head and neck surgeons, Dr. Lisa Orloff and Dr. Julia Noel, successfully completed the first two thyroid RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) cases yesterday in the clinic. This is a novel procedure to Stanford, which we were able to perform in the clinic under local anesthesia instead of in the OR. This new, scarless procedure allows for patients to be treated under ultrasound guidance, using energy to ablate rather than surgery to remove benign thyroid nodules. We are so proud of our providers for leading the way, and continuing to uphold our reputation as leaders and innovators in the field of ultrasound-guided technology and thyroid health, maintaining Stanford’s preeminence.

Read about this technique >

World-Class Care by a World-Class Team

The Stanford Endocrine Head and Neck (Thyroid and Parathyroid) Surgery Program provides comprehensive, high-quality care for patients with thyroid and parathyroid conditions using both surgical and non-surgical approaches.

Our program emphasizes recognizing and treating the whole person and all of the structures and functions that are associated with their thyroid and parathyroid glands.

If you are looking for exceptional care for yourself or a loved one, call our clinic at:

(650) 498-6000