Expert Los Angeles Head & Neck Surgeon says Thyroid Nodules Stem from a Multitude of Medical Conditions

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Director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles Babak Larian, MD, FACS, released a new article explaining the warning signs surrounding symptoms and causes of thyroid nodules.

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Every time I perform a procedure, I have experts from multiple specialties assisting me in the operating room. This is the only way to make sure that my patients are receiving the care and tending that they deserve for a successful procedure.

In a new article published by world-renowned head and neck surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, a greater look into the symptoms and causes of thyroid nodules are discussed. Because thyroid nodules can go unnoticed and mis-diagnosed for years on end, Dr. Larian encourages individuals who may be at a higher risk for developing the disorder to understand early warning signs and symptoms of the thyroid condition.

“When I diagnose a patient with thyroid nodules, they are usually not too familiar with the term or what their diagnosis means.Thyroid nodules are very common and can develop as a result of a number of conditions, which is why it’s important to understand the symptoms that can lead to an early diagnosis and excellent prognosis,” said expert thyroid surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS.

Thyroid nodules, described by Dr. Larian, are solid or fluid filled sacks that are found near the thyroid gland that can be caused by an iodine deficiency, overgrown thyroid tissue, thyroid disease, and even thyroid cancer. Thyroid nodules, though generally small in size, can grow large enough to cause more severe and noticeable symptoms including pain, swelling, or discomfort around the base of the neck.

“The most common symptoms of thyroid nodules include unexplained weight loss, feeling anxious or depressed, pain in the neck, and heart palpitations. If you’re ever experiencing any thing similar, it’s important to seek medical attention to understand what is causing your symptoms,” said expert thyroid surgeon Dr. Larian.

At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian removes thyroid nodules through cutting edge minimally invasive thyroid surgery when the nodules are interfering with a patients quality of life, are causing discomforting symptoms, or become cancerous. During minimally invasive surgery to remove thyroid nodules, Dr. Larian utilizes a team of experts to ensure that his patients receive the best possible care at all times.

“Every time I perform a procedure, I have experts from multiple specialties assisting me in the operating room. This is the only way to make sure that my patients are receiving the care and tending that they deserve for a successful procedure,” said Dr. Larian.

Dr. Babak Larian is a board-certified otolaryngologist and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the AmericanHead and Neck Society. He has considerable expertise in minimally invasive surgical approaches, image-guided surgery, as well as endoscopic laser surgery, which has made him one of the most sought-after physicians in the industry. Due to his unique knowledge and understanding relating to the thyroid gland, Dr. Larian was appointed of Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, a chair he will hold until the end of 2013.

For additional information or to learn more about the head and neck procedures offered by Dr. Larian, please visit http://www.advancedonc.com or call (310) 461-0300.

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