Expert Parathyroid Surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS Discusses the Link between Hyperparathyroidism and Osteoporosis

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Director of the Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Babak Larian’s new article explains how osteoporosis can develop in patients with untreated parathyroid disease.

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Osteoporosis causes the bones to become fragile and more likely to fracture or break.

In a recent article, Dr. Babak Larian of the Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery reveals details on the connection between hyperparathyroidism and the development of osteoporosis. If left untreated, an overproduction of parathyroid hormone in the body can lead to the gradual weakening of the bones. Dr. Larian is committed to providing hyperparathyroidism patients with the most advanced treatments available in order to restore the function of the parathyroid glands to normal and curb the side effects of the disease.

“Hyperparathyroidism is a disease that can have very subtle side effects over time. While many of the symptoms can go unnoticed, one of the more serious side effects that will inevitably develop is osteoporosis,” stated Dr. Larian.

Hyperparathyroidism is caused by an overactive parathyroid gland producing a high amount of parathyroid hormone in the body. The parathyroid hormone is responsible for maintaining the appropriate levels of calcium in the body, which partly includes triggering the bones to release calcium into the blood stream. In response to the high parathyroid hormone levels, the bones will react by continuously releasing calcium even if it is not necessary.

“Osteoporosis causes the bones to become fragile and more likely to fracture or break. Osteoporosis can also cause pain and discomfort in the bones. Without the proper treatment, patients with hyperparathyroidism are extremely likely to develop osteoporosis,” explained Dr. Larian.

Hyperparathyroidism is most often caused by a benign tumor in the parathyroid gland. The best treatment for hyperparathyroidism is to remove the tumor and restore the proper function of the parathyroid glands. At the Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, Dr. Larian performs minimally invasive parathyroid surgery on qualified patients in order to remove the abnormal parathyroid gland using only a tiny incision.

“With this innovative procedure, the patient’s calcium levels are restored and their symptoms are alleviated. Patients with symptoms of hyperparathyroidism should seek medical attention from a qualified parathyroid expert in order to receive optimal treatment,” said 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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