Tonsillectomy Video Diary on YouTube

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Dr. Babak Larian, tonsil expert, has patient keep a video diary of her tonsillectomy, later uploaded to YouTube

It is a fairly common procedure, but not many people know much about it. Many of my friends and family asked me a lot of surgery related questions when I first decided to do it, and that is when I came up with the video diary idea.

Beverly Hills tonsillectomy expert Dr. Larian recently had a patient keep a video diary of her tonsillectomy. The video, which allowed the viewer to follow along from start to finish, was eventually put on YouTube.

The patient, a woman in her late 20s, decided to remove her tonsils after consulting Dr. Larian. In years past, the patient suffered several infections of the tonsils, causing pain and swelling in the throat, as well as difficulty swallowing, fever, and chills.

For the procedure, the young adult patient decided to keep a video diary of the event. The video starts off with the patient checking in and sharing her expectations, and ends with her final evaluation of the tonsillectomy roughly four weeks after surgery.

“It is a fairly common procedure, but not many people know much about it. Many of my friends and family asked me a lot of surgery related questions when I first decided to do it, and that is when I came up with the video diary idea. I figured it would be a cool way for people to experience the procedure, from start to finish, first hand,” says Risa, the patient who made the video.

The video is unique in the sense that it gives the viewer a behind the scenes look, offering a fresh and detailed perspective on the procedure. At one point, you see Dr. Larian and the patient interacting prior to the anesthesia taking effect. At another point, you can see Dr. Larian holding one of the removed tonsils in his hand while displaying it in front of the camera.

“I was frankly delighted when Risa suggested the video diary. This is, in my opinion, a tremendous way to raise awareness and increase understanding of what in reality is a rather common procedure,” says Dr. Larian.

The patient followed up after surgery, updating anyone tuning in on how she was doing the very night after surgery. While she said she was in pain for a couple days, Risa also mentioned that it all went better than she could have possibly hoped for.

“Everything has healed quite well, and I can speak normally. I had a good experience, and it was totally worth it,” Risa noted, just four weeks after surgery.

Dr. Babak Larian, the Chairman and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Head& Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, is a highly experienced and reputable board-certified surgeon, specializing in ear, nose and throat surgery including tonsil surgery in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques in the treatment of sinus, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and throat disorders. Visit http://www.LarianMD.com for more information.

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