Parathyroid Surgery Expert Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Debunks a Common Myth about the Treatment of Parathyroid Disease with Medicine

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Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, sets the record straight about the best treatment for hyperparathyroidism.

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Most instances of parathyroid disease are caused by a benign tumor in the parathyroid gland.

In a recent article, Dr. Babak Larian addressed a common question that is asked by many patients who are experiencing parathyroid disease: Can hyperparathyroidism be treated with medicine? Despite other claims, parathyroid disease cannot be cured with drugs or medicine. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Larian has years of experience treating patients with parathyroid disease using the most advanced and efficient methods.

“Most instances of parathyroid disease are caused by a benign tumor in the parathyroid gland. The tumor cannot be reduced by any medication and the disease can only be cured if the tumor is removed,” explains Dr. Larian.

Medication is not strong enough to combat the overproduction of the parathyroid hormone or shrink any tumors. The best treatment for hyperparathyroidism is a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, an innovative procedure only performed by a select number of parathyroid surgeons including Dr. Larian. Unlike a standard parathyroidectomy, the minimally invasive parathyroidectomy allows Dr. Larian to remove tumors from the parathyroid glands with a small incision.

“Patients who undergo a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy experience less pain, shorter operation time, and less recovery time after surgery. The minimally invasive technique reduces the trauma of surgery, while still effectively removing the tumors from the parathyroid gland,” states Dr. Larian.

Left untreated, tumors in the parathyroid gland will continue to grow and patients will develop osteoporosis as the bones lose calcium. Parathyroid disease will increasingly get worse over time, so it’s important that those diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism seek an accurate and timely diagnosis from a parathyroid specialist. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, renowned parathyroid surgeon Dr. Larian is committed to using the most cutting-edge procedures and technology to diagnose and treat patients suffering from parathyroid disease.

“It is best that parathyroid disease is treated as early as possible. Anyone who suspects there may be something wrong with their parathyroid gland should contact a qualified parathyroid expert in order to receive the proper care and treatment,” says Dr. Larian.

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 or call 310-461-0300.

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