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Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor

Specialty: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dr. Guttler has been a Thyroid Expert for 35 years, board certified in endocrinology, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Keck School Medicine USC. He was the past president and founder of the Academy of Clinical Thyroidologists, www.thyroidologists.com. He is beginning in Jan.2009, to give 3 day... Full Bio
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Molecular Classifier saves surgery on a suspicious nodule by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here is the result of an Afirma molecular classifier test done on a male patient set to go to surgery for a suspicious follicular lesion. they wanted to do a lobectomy.The ... Read on »
HMO Offers Poor and Outdated Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy To One of Their Own Employees. by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 45 Y/O F had a isthmus nodule felt by her GI physician. An ultrasound done by a radiologist noted more nodules and one of them was biopsied. The results were suspicious, b ... Read on »
Save Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery with new Afirma Molecular Marker Test by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well thyroid patients heading to elective surgery for suspicious but not positive diagnosis of thyroid cancer, there is now a test, Afirma that can save you and 35,000 othe ... Read on »
Lobectomy for a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule? Second Opinion Saved the Day by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 50 Y/O female for second opinion on a referral for a lobectomy for a very large thyroid nodule. The FNA of the nodule was benign, but because of the size her endocrinologis ... Read on »
My Thyroid Ultrasound Referral Center is Certified by AIUM by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Lab of Southern California is the only referral center on the west coast that has both the certification of the physician sonographer by the Ameri ... Read on »
Clinical Thyroidologists: What we do for our patients. by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In the last month in cooperation with filmmaker John Lynch, I have produced 5 2 minute videos to explain what a real clinical thyroidologist, who only see patients with thy ... Read on »
Iodine Induced Graves' Disease Why Treat with Iodine? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 48 Y/O Female with hypothyroidism was treated with iodine pills and T3 cytomel. While on high dose T3 and iodine, she developed double vision and pop eye on the right. MR= swo ... Read on »
Iodine Induced Graves' Disease Why Treat with Iodine? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 48 Y/O Female with hypothyroidism was treated with iodine pills and T3 cytomel. While on high dose T3 and iodine, she developed double vision and pop eye on the right. MR= s ... Read on »
"My Physician found my TSH was high, and started me on thyroid hormone. Why am I worried about... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The answer to this Ask the Doctor email is yes. The finding of an elevated TSH or even a slowly increasing TSH over a few years is a clue to the onset of hypothyroidism. The a ... Read on »
"My Physician found my TSH was high, and started me on thyroid hormone. Why am I worried... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The answer to this Ask the Doctor email is yes. The finding of an elevated TSH or even a slowly increasing TSH over a few years is a clue to the onset of hypothyroidism. The ... Read on »
Surgery for Benign Thyroid Cystic Nodules? Not Anymore! There is a New Medical Treatment Using... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 42 year old female with a large visible mass on the right thyroid lobe. She had local symptoms and did not like the looks of the mass, as it distorted her thin neck. Her thyro ... Read on »
Surgery for Benign Thyroid Cystic Nodules? Not Anymore! There is a New Medical Treatment Using... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 42 year old female with a large visible mass on the right thyroid lobe. She had local symptoms and did not like the looks of the mass, as it distorted her thin neck. Her thy ... Read on »
Thyroid.About.Com, the Source for Dangerous Thyroid Information has Done it Again. Now You Don't... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The about.thyroid.com website, for alternative medical information has reached a new low. Patients with thyroid disease should NOT see an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. Th ... Read on »
Thyroid.About.Com, the Source for Dangerous Thyroid Information has Done it Again. Now You Don't... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The about.thyroid.com website, for alternative medical information has reached a new low. Patients with thyroid disease should NOT see an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule,... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had sympto ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule,... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symp ... Read on »
Mary Shomon, and the Medical Review Board of about.thyroid.com, on their Opinion on the Top... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last newsletter from Mary Shomon has her company's opinion on the top thyroid websites. I am honored to be listed alongside the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroi ... Read on »
Mary Shomon, and the Medical Review Board of about.thyroid.com, on their Opinion on the Top... by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last newsletter from Mary Shomon has her company's opinion on the top thyroid websites. I am honored to be listed alongside the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyr ... Read on »
The Brits are Half Right, and Mary Shomon is as Usual All Wrong by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The national health service NHS, of the United Kingdom, has banned the use of Armour thyroid, compounded combination thyroid preparations, Cytomel, and other products with any ... Read on »
The Brits are Half Right, and Mary Shomon is as Usual All Wrong by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The national health service NHS, of the United Kingdom, has banned the use of Armour thyroid, compounded combination thyroid preparations, Cytomel, and other products with a ... Read on »