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Babak Larian, MD, FACS, is known around the world for his parathyroid expertise and frequently has patients fly in from out of town for consultations and surgery at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery.

Out of town patients


Hyperparathyroidism is a rare disease that is often poorly understood even by parathyroid specialists. The only treatment for this condition is surgery, which has a very high success rate when done properly by a parathyroid surgeon with great expertise in parathyroid surgery. At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, we are proud to offer among the most safe, rapid and effective parathyroid removal Los Angeles has available.

Parathyroid problems can be very complex—the signs and symptoms are similar to other diseases, so patients are often misdiagnosed. Each case needs to be carefully evaluated to make sure the diagnosis is correct. The laboratory tests can be confusing, which can mislead both the patient and their parathyroid surgeons. Patients coming to our center can rest assured they are receiving diagnosis and hyperparathyroidism treatment from leaders in this complex field, which will inevitably lead to effective treatment.

Once properly diagnosed, we have to identify which one of the parathyroid glands is abnormal. This must be done by a team that has expertise, so that the correct gland is identified as abnormal, which then allows us to determine if the patient qualifies for a minimally invasive procedure.

Dr. Babak Larian, the Director of the CENTER and top parathyroid surgeon, is a head & neck surgeon deeply committed to treatment of individuals affected by parathyroid disorders. Highly respected by peers and patients alike, The CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is among the top facilities in the nation for hyperparathyroidism treatment. We use the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques that have incredibly high success rates and low risk of complications. Furthermore, during parathyroidectomy surgery, we use intra-operative PTH testing to ensure that the surgery is successful.

Please browse our website to learn more about parathyroid conditions, treatments and surgery options. Feel free to contact us to ask any questions or to schedule a consultation call 888-538-6954. We look forward to meeting you!


Parathyroid surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, is known around the world for his parathyroid expertise and frequently has patients fly in from out of town for consultations and surgery at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery. If you would like to travel to Los Angeles to see Dr. Larian, our staff will help ensure your trip is safe and comfortable. Just call our office and we will help with anything you need.


Dr. Larian

As the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Babak Larian is a distinguished and experienced board-certified head and neck surgeon. Internationally recognized for his proficiency in minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Larian offers among the best parathyroid removal Los Angeles has available.

After graduating from UC Irvine School of Medicine with academic and humanitarian distinction, Dr. Larian went on to complete a six-year residency program in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA. Once this was done, he began his long, successful professional career.

In addition to being the Chairman and Director for the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, Dr. Larian is the Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. This incredibly prestigious appointment is a testament to the fact that Dr. Larian is among the best parathyroid surgeons Los Angeles has to offer.

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Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery

At the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery, we are dedicated to helping our patients get rapid relief from the effects of hyperparathyroidism. As such, we specialize in Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy (MIP). With its seemingly infinite advantages, it has become the preferred method of operation for parathyroid glands. Virtually any patient in need of standard parathyroid surgery can benefit from a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.

Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it is not only a shorter surgery than previous methods, it also requires minimal anesthesia. In fact, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery often takes less than twenty minutes, as opposed to previous techniques which may take up to two hours. This means there is decreased trauma to the patient’s body, resulting in a shorter recovery period. Most patients can go home within two hours of the surgery. Most importantly, the complication rate is less than half when compared to standard parathyroid surgery.

Just some of the advantages of minimally invasive parathyroid surgery include:

  • - Reduced anesthesia
  • - No risk to surrounding structures in the neck
  • - Drastically reduced complication rate
  • - Patients usually return to daily activities the next day
  • - Smaller incision
  • - Reduced pain

To determine if you are a candidate for hyperparathyroidism surgery, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Larian. During this time, you can learn about Dr. Larian’s approach to parathyroid conditions, and find out exactly what can be done about your condition. To schedule an appointment for hyperparathyroidism surgery in Los Angeles, please call our office today.

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Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA

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