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At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, expert head and neck surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, performs parathyroid surgery for individuals suffering from parathyroid tumors and parathyroid cancer. To better help his patients prepare for their pending surgery, Dr. Larian has put together helpful information surrounding some of the most frequently asked questions he hears about minimally invasive parathyroid surgery.

What Are the Benefits of Parathyroid Surgery?

When a patient decides to undergo parathyroid surgery with Dr. Larian, they enjoy several benefits after the procedure has been completed. Because your calcium levels will return to normal almost immediately after the procedure, you’ll be eliminating all of the negative effects associated with high levels of calcium, including bone pain, fatigue, poor concentration, and anxiety or depression.

How Do I Know If I Need Parathyroid Surgery?

After you receive a diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism and it has been determined that the cause is a parathyroid tumor or parathyroid cancer, you are a candidate to undergo surgery with Dr. Larian. Nearly every individual who is diagnosed with parathyroid cancer will need surgery to overcome the condition, while those who are diagnosed with a benign tumor can make the decision based on the severity of their symptoms. For example, an elderly person living with parathyroid disease for quite some time who experiences minimal to no symptoms, that does not have progressive osteoporosis may not want to undergo the procedure; whereas a person who has moderate symptoms that are affecting their life on a daily basis will probably want to undergo minimally invasive parathyroid surgery with Dr. Larian.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Parathyroid Surgery?

As with any type of surgical procedure, there are some risks including infection and blood loss. However, because Dr. Larian is an expert parathyroid surgeon who performs procedures with the help of a team of specialists, the risk of complications during the surgery are greatly reduced. The more schooling and experience that your parathyroid surgeon has, the less likely you are to experience any negative effects during or following your parathyroid surgery.

Contact The CENTER For Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Today

If you have additional questions about parathyroid surgery or are currently suffering from a parathyroid problem, we encourage you to contact Dr. Larian today to schedule your initial consultation by calling (310) 461-0300. During this time, Babak Larian, MD, FACS, will be able to come up with a unique treatment plan catered to your needs. With a focus on excellent care, undergoing parathyroid surgery in Los Angeles with Dr. Larian ensures that a patient is receiving the absolute best care possible thanks to the unique team approach, bringing specialists from multiple medical backgrounds to assist in every surgery performed.