The gentle alternative to surgery - without scars and cuts!
About 95% of thyroid nodules are benign, usually smaller than 1 cm and affect every second person at the age of 65 and older.
Hormone producing hot nodules are usually benign, but can cause a thyroid hyperfunction.
Other nodules don't produce a hormonal overdose, but can cause problems with swallowing, neck pain or a feeling of pressure in the neck area - and in rare cases be malignant. Echotherapy is a new, gentle alternative to surgical treatment of benign thyroid nodules and fibroadenomas of the breast with therapeutic ultrasound (HIFU - high intensity focused ultrasound. Imagine rays of sunshine shining through a magnifying glass. The rays are concentrated and hit the target with greater intensity. This way, benign tumors such as thyroid nodules and fibroandenomas can be treated dead-on; the surrounding healthy tissue will be spared.
While the Echotherapy is performed, therapeutic ultrasound waves will be sent inside the nodule through the skin, producing a warming of the tissue. In a matter of speaking, the nodule will be "melted" and the affected tissue is destroyed.
THE BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
- gentle, outpatient therapy without surgery
- no cuts and scars
- short time of treatment (20 minutes to 1.5 hours) and rapid recovery
- the function of the thryoid is preserved
- the breast tissue is preserved
The treatment takes place on an outpatient basis under short anesthesia (no hospitalization needed). In addition, in most cases only one session is necessary.
If you are from another country and want to be treated with Echotherapy in our practice, please contact us at email@example.com. You may also call us at +49 (0) 70 62 / 92 44 0 24 but due to the time difference (in some cases) we recommend you to do so via eMail.
We also offer to help you find a suitable accommadation and transportation, if needed. Feel free to approach us in this or any other matter you need help with.
Nuklearmedizinische Praxis Seeberger
Dr. med. Jörg Seeberger
Facharzt für Nuklearmedizin
74360 Ilsfeld, Germany