Whenever I perform a minimally invasive thyroidectomy for a patient, I’m not only concerned with successfully removing their tumor, but I’m also very conscious of leaving them with the least noticeable scar possible.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
World-renowned thyroid surgeon Dr. Babak Larian, director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, knows that patients are commonly concerned with not only undergoing a procedure to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, but also the after effects and scarring that are associated with the surgery. To ensure optimal patient satisfaction, Dr. Larian is introducing a new technique to minimize scarring that can occur on the neck after thyroid removal. According to Dr. Larian, the scarring that his patients experience as a result of a minimally invasive thyroidectomy is extremely nominal and in some cases, non-existent.
“Whenever I perform a minimally invasive thyroidectomy for a patient, I’m not only concerned with successfully removing their tumor, but I’m also very conscious of leaving them with the least noticeable scar possible,” said world-renowned thyroid surgeon Dr. Larian. “This is a big area of concern for almost every patient.”
To reduce scarring after head and neck surgery, expert California thyroid surgeon Dr. Larian trims away a tiny area of excess skin outlining the incision site once the thyroid gland or tumor has been removed but before closing the opening. After years of performing the routine procedure for hundreds of patients, Dr. Larian believes that one of the main culprits of scarring after thyroid surgery is due to the amount of trauma that the skin experiences at the incision site.
“Before I close an incision for a patient after thyroid surgery, I cut away a very small amount of skin near the opening. Because this allows me to suture together new skin that hasn’t experienced any pulling, poking, or trauma for an extended period of time, the scar is greatly reduced and the incision heals much better,” said expert thyroid surgeon in California Dr. Larian.
Dr. Babak Larian is a highly regarded head & neck surgeon who places an extreme emphasis on providing his patients with the best treatments available and has great experience with minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid procedures. 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 cancer, 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.larianmd.com.