Often times when individuals come to Dr. Larian for issues relating to their parathyroid, they wonder if surgery is the best option for them. Though parathyroid cancer and tumors can affect an individual at any time in their lives, one of the most common questions asked is “am I too old for parathyroid surgery and is it too risky?”
Because Dr. Larian is an expert head and neck surgeon who works with a team of specialists to bring his patients the best results possible, he knows the importance of making sure patients understand how their parathyroid surgery will be performed safely and effectively.
Parathyroid Surgery & Age
No matter how old you are, undergoing parathyroid surgery at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is possible and safe. Dr. Larian not only has years of expertise and is a pioneer in the field, but also enlists the help of a team of experts who assist in the surgery every step of the way, meaning the patient is always taken care of thoroughly. At the CENTER, we’ve performed parathyroid surgery for patients of all ages, both young and old. All have recovered tremendously and lead an improved quality of life following their procedure.
Depending on the patient and their candidacy, Dr. Larian may perform minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, which involves the use of local anesthesia as opposed to general anesthesia. Using local anesthesia greatly decreases certain risks to your body and allows you to continue to breathe on your own during surgery. This lighter form of anesthesia is easier to wake from, allowing patients to return home the very same day as their procedure.
Parathyroid Surgery Risk Factors
It’s important to remember that undergoing any type of surgery does come with risk factors associated with it, but then again, so does continuing to live with a negative medical condition that is influencing the overall quality of your life. Dr. Larian believes that the risk of continuing to live with parathyroid disease is often much greater than electing to undergo parathyroid surgery to correct the problem.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Larian Today
As a board-certified head and neck surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian makes sure that his patients are calm, comfortable, and relaxed before ever entering into a surgery. If you have additional questions relating to parathyroid surgery and have yet to speak with an expert surgeon, we encourage you to contact our medical center today by calling (310) 461-0300. During your initial consultation, Dr. Larian will be able to examine your unique case further, answer any questions you may have, and develop a tailored treatment plan to meet your needs.