In cases of thyroid tumors, cancer, and nodules, it is possible to need a second thyroid surgery if the entire thyroid wasn’t removed or if a cancer recurs.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
In a new article published to advancedonc.com titled “What Is A Revision Thyroidectomy,” expert thyroid specialist Babak Larian, MD, FACS, describes the procedure and discusses candidates for the surgery. According to Dr. Larian, revision thyroid surgery is sometimes necessary for individuals who develop thyroid conditions after a primary surgery has already been performed.
“In cases of thyroid tumors, cancer, and nodules, it is possible to need a second thyroid surgery if the entire thyroid wasn’t removed or if a cancer recurs,” said Dr. Larian, expert thyroid surgeon in Los Angeles.
Using a similar surgical approach to primary thyroid surgery, also known as minimally invasive thyroid surgery, Dr. Larian performs revision thyroidectomies through a small incision at the base of the neck. Because an initial surgery has already been performed, the procedure can sometimes be slightly more challenging, as Dr. Larian describes.
“During revision thyroid surgery, its important to remember that the anatomy of the neck is different than with a person who has never undergone thyroid surgery, so this must be carefully considered. It’s likely you’ll be dealing with a patient that has a compromise of blood flow to parathyroid glands, and vocal cord nerves that are embedded in scar” said Dr. Larian. “Because of this, it’s important to always be treated by a team of specialists who are experts in the performance of thyroid surgeries.”
At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian works alongside fellow ENT experts to provide patients with optimal results when revision thyroid surgery is necessary. As with initial thyroid surgery, Dr. Larian aims to reduce scarring as much as possible.
“If a patient must undergo a second thyroid surgery, they are usually concerned that the scar on the neck will become more prominent. To avoid this, my team and I use a specialized, minimally invasive approach to ensure a quick and easy recovery without scarring ,” said thyroid doctor Babak Larian, MD, FACS.
Babak Larian, MD, FACS, is a highly regarded Head & Neck Surgeon who places an emphasis on providing his patients with the best treatments available. Dr. Larian has a highly specialized knowledge in the performance of minimally invasive thyroid procedures and strives to stay at the cutting-edge of medicine. Upon completion of his medical degree at the prestigious University of California—Irvine Medical School, Dr. Larian completed a six-year residency program in otolaryngology at UCLA. Dr. Larian currently holds the acclaimed position of Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
For additional information regarding Dr. Larian and the treatment of thyroid disorders, please contact the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles by calling (310) 461-0300. Further information may be acquired by visiting http://www.advancedonc.com.