Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
For years, parathyroid surgery went hand in hand with general anesthesia, requiring patients to be completely put under during their procedure which often resulted in a riskier surgery. However, at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles, their team of expert parathyroid surgeons have undergone extensive training in the performance of minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anesthesia. Babak Larian, MD, FACS, is a surgeon at La Peer Health Systems who sees only positives of the innovative procedure.
“If a patient ever needs to undergo parathyroid surgery at La Peer Health Systems, this is the initial surgery of choice because it is extremely safe and successful. Though it isn’t always right for every patient, our team of parathyroid surgeons are able to accommodate most patients with the performance of this procedure,” said Dr. Larian, world-renowned parathyroid expert.
Local anesthesia works by providing a nerve block that numbs the neck of the patient undergoing surgery and is usually combined with a light sedation. During the procedure, the patient is able to breathe on his or her own, which isn’t the case for general anesthesia. The performance of minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anesthesia is truly futuristic due to the fact that the patient is able to return home the very same day, with minimal pain and none of the side-effects of general anesthesia.
“The future of medicine is becoming more and more about getting the patient in and out as quickly and as safely as possible. This allows for the patient to be much more comfortable during and after surgery, as they do not need to spend the night in a hospital but can rest and recovery safely in the comfort of their own home,” said Dr. Larian.
Undergoing a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local anesthesia is not only safer for the patient, but also brings a quicker recovery time and minimal scarring. According to Dr. Larian, expert parathyroid surgeon at La Peer Health Systems, the surgery also brings less discomfort to individuals.
“In many cases, our team is able to perform a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy in less than a half hour. This means our patients can be brought of local anesthesia much quicker, which allows for less grogginess and pain,” said Dr. Larian.
La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 47 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics and sports medicine, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, colorectal and general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics and reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.
More information about La Peer Health Systems can be found at http://www.LaPeerHealth.com.