ModiLite FAQs

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Why should I consider undergoing ModìLite to treat my nodule?
ModìLite is indicated in the treatment of solid or mixed benign symptomatic nodules with a repeated cytological diagnosis of benignity.

How is the ModìLite treatment performed?

One or two optical fibres are inserted via ultrasound guidance into the nodule through extremely fine Gauge needles. ModìLite is based on EchoLaser system that integrates the most advanced treatment planning technologies with a special multisource laser system. The treatment session lasts from 10 to 20 minutes, which is the time required for the heat inside the nodule to destroy the treated tissue. There are no incisions or stitches and the entire session, including the preparation time, takes just on 30 minutes.

Do I have to have an anaesthetic?

Thanks to the extremely find needles ModìLite is a procedure that does not require either a general or local anaesthetic. At times patients report slight discomfort when the needles are inserted and a mild sensation of heat during the treatment. If you like, you can still have a local anaesthetic but bear in mind that if you maintain the sensitivity of your neck and cooperate with the physician this will increase the safety and ensure correct performance of the treatment.

What are the recovery times?

You can return to your normal activities the very next day after treatment. During the following months you will just need to carry out follow-ups of the thyroid function and ultrasounds to evaluate the reduction of the volume of the nodule.

How many sessions will I need?

The effectiveness of ModìLite allows for obtaining good results in one single session. If necessary, the treatment can be repeated without compromising any further therapeutic treatment should this be required.

What kind of results can I expect?

ModìLite gives rise to the disappearance, or in any case the reduction, of the local systems due to the compression exerted by the nodule on the surrounding structures, thus ensuring a substantial recovery of your quality of life. With protruding nodules the normal morphology of your neck will be restored with obvious aesthetic benefits. The reduction process of the nodule, which occurs thanks to the body’s natural cellular repair mechanisms, takes a couple of months.

Has ModìLite been clinically tested?

Clinical trials* have demonstrated that after a single treatment, ModìLite causes a 50% reduction of the nodular volume in the great majority of patients and that this reduction remains stable over time. Complications have been extremely rare and only of a transient nature.

*Long-term Efficacy of Ultrasound-guided Laser Ablation for Benign Solid Thyroid Nodules. Results of a Three-year Multicenter Prospective Randomized Trial – JCEM July 2014

Why should I choose ModìLite over other ablative techniques?

Because its effectiveness has been widely demonstrated after a long period of experimentation and in clinical practice its benefits have been evaluated over the years. It is estimated that since being launched, there have been approximately 4.000 patients treated in Italy with a 10-year follow-up.

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SoracteLite FAQs

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No, the treatment only requires a mild local anaesthetic. You may feel a slight sensation of heat in the treated area which is reduced thanks to the continuous cooling circuit through the urethral catheter.


Few patients have reported minor side effects such as a feeling of tightness or local pain; however they disappear in a few hours or days.


Leaving the catheter in for a few days after the treatment may be necessary in order to help you urinate and ensure that the urethra remains open during the initial healing process.


You can resume your daily routine the day after treatment already. During the following months, it will only be necessary to have specialist and ultrasound check-ups at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months.