Thanks to recent advancements in technology and science, the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) has the highest cure rate of all parathyroid operations. However, keep in mind that the exact numbers depend on your surgeon and his/her experience. In fact, there is no other type of surgery that is affected as much by surgeon experience as parathyroid surgery.
If you have a very experienced surgeon, cure rates for MIP are expected to be around 95%. Dr. Larian, meanwhile, is one of the best parathyroid surgeons in the world, and has a cure rate of 97%!
There are two fairly uncommon but serious potential complications associated with minimally invasive parathyroidectomy; damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, and accidental removal of all four parathyroid glands.
Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which is the nerve to the voice box, can make your voice hoarse. Occasionally, the nerve is stretched or bruised, which leaves the voice hoarse for a couple of weeks or a few months before returning to normal.
However, in rare cases, the nerve is cut during the procedure. This usually means the patient’s voice will remain hoarse unless the condition is treated. For standard parathyroid surgery, the risk of this happening is around 2-5%. When experienced parathyroid surgeons like Dr. Larian performs the procedure, the nerve injury risk is less then 1%.
As previously mentioned, the second potential complication of MIP involves the accidental removal or inadvertent damage of all four parathyroid glands, which causes permanent hyperparathyroidism. This complication is rather rare, but can be very damaging. Luckily, the MIP has an incredibly low and almost impossible theoretical risk of removing all four parathyroid glands.
The Approach of Dr. Larian
Above all else, Dr. Larian values the bond he has with his patients. He firmly believes that there is more to it than just prescribing medications and performing surgery. In his opinion, the most important thing is to earn the trust of his patients. This allows Dr. Larian to build fruitful and lasting relationships, which in turn will help him optimize and individualize treatment options.
With a cure rate of 97% and a less than 1% nerve injury risk, Dr. Larian is one of the best parathyroid surgeons in the world. Dr. Larian is highly experienced and nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques in the treatment of parathyroid disorders.
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If you would like to know more about minimally invasive parathyroid surgery cure rates, or if you are considering minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, schedule a consultation with parathyroid expert Dr. Larian by calling 310.461.0300 today!