The Thyroidology team of the American Hospital in Paris performed, for the first time in France, a microwave thermo-ablation of a papillary thyroid micro-carcinoma.
Three care plans were proposed: lobectomy, active surveillance and thermo-ablation. The patient wanted to avoid surgery - and scarring - and keep her thyroid.
The microwave ablation procedure was performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The postoperative course was simple and the patient is now followed regularly by ultrasound in the Unit.
About American Hospital of Paris
Founded in 1906, the American Hospital of Paris is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary healthcare institution of recognized public benefit, whose mission is to deliver premium personalized medical care to French, American and international communities living in France and abroad. True to its mission and history, the American Hospital of Paris places quality and safety at the heart of its practices, complying with the highest medical standards and being accredited by both the American Joint Commission and the French Haute Autorité de Santé. Its medical staff comprises approximately 350 bilingual private practice physicians covering all major medical and surgical disciplines. Beyond its indisputably excellent medical care, the American Hospital of Paris takes pride in offering high-quality amenities to patients and their loved ones. Many services are available so they may benefit from the highest standards of comfort and peace of mind. According to the Haute Autorité de Santé, the American Hospital is France’s top-ranking healthcare institution in terms of patient satisfaction.