The American Thyroid Association Releases New Findings Regarding the Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery to Treat Hyperparathyroidism

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Babak Larian, MD, FACS, of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills comments on the latest findings from the American Thyroid Association that supports minimally invasive parathyroidectomy as a beneficial treatment for patients suffering from hyperparathyroidism.

Babak Larian MD
In many cases, hyperparathyroidism is caused by a benign tumor that has developed in one of the parathyroid glands.

According to a recent report released by the American Thyroid Association, the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy has become an effective alternative for patients requiring surgical treatment of their parathyroid gland compared to standard parathyroid surgery. The findings state that the minimally invasive procedure is not only equally as successful, but also has multiple advantages over the traditional method of surgery. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, board-certified surgeon Dr. Babak Larian agrees with the Association’s findings and uses the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy as the preferred method of treatment for qualified patients with hyperparathyroidism.

"The minimally invasive parathyroidectomy has changed the way that we treat patients with hyperparathyroidism and I’m glad the American Thyroid Association supports this ground-breaking procedure," said Dr. Larian.

Hyperparathyroidism is a disease that results in one or more of the four parathyroid glands becoming overactive and producing large amounts of parathyroid hormones. These abnormal glands will continue to make too much parathyroid hormone because they cannot detect the levels of calcium in the blood. This can cause complications in multiple areas of the body including the bones, kidneys, nervous system, and vital organs.

"In many cases, hyperparathyroidism is caused by a benign tumor that has developed in one of the parathyroid glands. It is important that this tumor be located and removed in order to improve the patient’s health," explained Dr. Larian.

The standard parathyroid operation to treat hyperparathyroidism has been practiced for decades, but has not improved much since its invention in 1925. The traditional parathyroid surgery involves a longer operation with a large incision in the neck that increases the risk of complications. During a standard operation, the entire neck is examined in order to locate and treat the abnormal parathyroid gland. Patients who undergo a standard parathyroid operation will typically need a longer hospital stay due to the intensive nature of the surgery.

According to Dr. Larian, "The minimally invasive parathyroidectomy gives patients the option of shorter surgery time, less post-surgery pain, less risk of complications, and the potential to return home the same day as surgery."

The minimally invasive parathyroidectomy allows expert parathyroid surgeon Dr. Larian to perform the operation with a small incision in a targeted area of the neck, reducing the need for general anesthesia and long hospital stays. Patients with hyperparathyroidism can be assured that they will receive the most cutting-edge and quality care at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Babak Larian, the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, is a highly experienced and reputable board-certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques involving parathyroid disorders and is considered a pioneer in his field. Currently, Dr. Larian holds the prestigious honor of Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA.

For additional information regarding Dr. Larian and the various services offered at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid surgery, please visit http://www.parathyroidmd.com or call 310-461-0300.

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