As an experienced head and neck surgeon, Dr. Larian understands that presenting a patient with proper post-operative care is always among the highest importance to ensure that recovery following a minimally invasive parathyroid procedure goes just as smoothly as the surgery itself. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, it is Dr. Larian’s goal to make sure patients understand how their body should be feeling after surgery, and what signs they should look for that may indicate a problem.
What Is Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery?
Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, known as MIP, is performed when a person has been diagnosed with a condition of the parathyroid that is hindering their quality of life, such as parathyroid disease or a tumor of the gland. Dr. Larian pioneered minimally invasive parathyroid surgery to better help patients achieve a quicker and easier recovery. During the procedure, Dr. Larian uses the help of an endoscope to locate the necessary area that requires removal, which ensures that no additional damage is done to any of the areas in close proximity.
Tips For Monitoring Your Progress
After being released from La Peer Health Systems, Dr. Larian suggests that his patients rest for twenty-four hours following the procedure. If you feel up to showering or washing your hair, this can be done the day after your surgery. Other surgical tips from Dr. Larian himself include:
- Remove Surgical Tape 4 Days After Surgery
- Apply Antibiotic Ointment After Tape Removal
- Use Sunscreen For At Least 2 Months On Your Incision When Going Outside
If you notice any bruising on your upper chest or around your incision, this is completely normal in the weeks to come following your procedure. In addition to bruising, swelling is also very common and should clear up with time. To relieve any pain and tightness, massaging your scar is always a great idea.
It is recommended that you do not partake in any strenuous physical activity for two weeks following your surgery. In general, a lot of patients who undergo this procedure return to work after one week of rest and recovery, though it all depends on how you feel and the amount of discomfort that you may be experiencing. It is perfectly OK if you feel that you are not up to returning to your normal daily activities following your surgery.
Contact Dr. Babak Larian Today
The minimally invasive parathyroid surgery was designed to allow the patient a much faster and improved healing and recovery process. If you’re wondering if you might be a good candidate to undergo the procedure or think that you may be suffering from a condition affecting the parathyroid, please contact the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid surgery today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Larian. During this time, any questions or concerns that you have will be discussed in great detail, leaving you to feel completely ready to accomplish what comes next. For more information, we encourage you to contact our medical center today – 310.461.0300.