Dr. Guttler is a Thyroid Cancer Specialist in Santa Monica, California Thyroid Center of Santa Monica is practice is highly specialized and is one of only a few centers across the United States focused entirely on thyroid problems.

Diagnostic Options

  • Interventional thyroid procedures
  • Ethanol ablation of benign complex mixed cysts and cancer lymph nodes› 
  • RFA Radiofrequency ablation of large benign symptomatic,or cosmetic solid nodules
  • HIFU Echotherapy for smaller benign  solid nodules <8 ml.
  •  Diagnostic and treatment  Ultrasound
Innovative Diagnostic Options


  • › Ultrasound-Guided PEI thyroid cysts,
  • Parathyroid cysts, and thyroid cancer lymph nodes
  • RFA radiofrequency ablation for solid nodules
  • HIFU echotherapy for solid nodules
Advanced Treatments

Non-Surgical Thyroid Cancer Treatment – Dr. Richard Guttler

Welcome to the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica

Your one-stop-shop for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions

The Thyroid Center of Santa Monica is a multiservice center established for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders in Santa Monica, California. Since 1974, Dr. Richard Guttler, clinical thyroidologist and board-certified endocrinologist, has been the director for the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica. Dr. Guttler is also the sole owner of the Endocrine Neck Ultrasound Lab of Southern California, an extension of the thyroid center. 

Our practice is highly specialized and is one of only a few centers across the United States focused entirely on thyroid problems.

We commonly serve patients who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and other conditions involving the thyroid. For patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, we offer innovative, advanced techniques that are smart, cost-effective alternatives to surgery. Interventional thyroid procedures include ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injections (PEIs) for cysts and thyroid cancer lymph nodes,radiofrequency ablation for solid nodules, and HIFU for solid thyroid nodules

Because of our specialty services, patients come from all over the world to see Dr. Guttler. In addition, endocrinologists travel to Dr. Guttler’s office for his workshops and Masters classes offering advanced training and knowledge in thyroidology.

Thyroid Center of Santa Monica welcomes your call and looks forward to serving patients and their physicians. To request a consultation, please call our office at (310) 393-8860 or use our secure online contact form.

Thyroid specialist in California may be the first to offer radiofrequency ablation in America.  For patients suffering from enlarged lymph nodes, lumps, nodules, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, neck pain, chronic cough, depression, fatigue, hot/cold intolerance or excessive weight loss or weight gain, we offer convenient onsite thyroid ultrasound, nuclear thyroid scan, testing for free T3, free T4, third generation TSH, anti-thyroid antibodies, and iodine therapy. Our offsite facility provides genetic DNA marker testing for cancer screening.  Patients with goiter or have been exposed to radiation at nuclear weapons testing sites, Hiroshima, Chernobyl or Fukushima often travel to the United States to benefit from the advanced therapeutic techniques offered by the Thyroid Center of Santa Monica, California.  Dr. Guttler also refers patients to centers in Korea and Europe for RFA treatment for thyroid cancer and nodules.