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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.


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Top 10 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Top 10 Benefits of Minimally Invasive ParathyroidectomyNeck surgery may raise a lot of questions for patients who need to address a parathyroid abnormality. Fortunately, Dr. Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, has pioneered minimally invasive parathyroidectomy to minimize the extent of surgery—making scarring less visible, reducing pain, and speeding recovery time. Here are the top 10 benefits of the most advanced surgery available to remove a parathyroid gland that is not functioning properly.

1. Outpatient Procedure

Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is not only beneficial because it’s a comprehensive solution for hyperparathyroidism but also because the surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, eliminating the need for hospitalization.

2. Smaller Scar

The surgical technique utilized during minimally invasive parathyroidectomy allows Dr. Larian to access the parathyroid gland through a very small incision. The approach has come about after many years of experience operating on this very delicate area.

3. Less Pain

Since you’ll have a smaller incision than the one used during standard parathyroid gland removal surgery, you’ll have less pain as the wound heals. Dr. Larian takes great pride in this swift procedure because it makes the patient’s well-being a top priority.

4. Short Operating Time

Only light anesthesia is required because the average operation time is less 20 minutes. Standard parathyroid surgery may take two hours or longer.

5. Minimized Risk to Nerves

Nerves and structures on the normal side of the neck remain intact because the surgery only disrupts the side where there is an adenoma.

6. Faster Recovery

As advances in parotid surgery have been made, Dr. Larian has been able to perfect the micro-parathyroidectomy technique. He performs this minimally invasive procedure whenever possible to ensure a faster recovery time for all patients with parathyroid disease who qualify for the cutting-edge surgery.

7. Less Expensive

Compared to standard parathyroid surgery, the cost for micro-parathyroidectomy is much less. Since the operation is highly specialized, resources and time spent on the standard procedure aren’t needed.

8. Targets Bad Gland Only

Before surgery, a sestamibi parathyroid scan helps locate the tumor with a high degree of accuracy. An ultrasound can assist with this process as well, so that only the bad gland needs to be accessed through the neck.

9. Higher Cure Rate

Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy has a very high cure rate. If you seek treatment from an experienced parathyroid surgeon, the cure rate is about 95%. The team at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills has a 97% cure rate.

10. World-Renowned Expertise

Dr. Larian is one of the few surgeons in the world who has the expertise to perform minimally invasive parathyroidectomy surgery (micro-parathyroidectomy).

Schedule a Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy Consultation With Dr. Larian Today!

If you’re suffering from hyperparathyroidism, call our office today at 310.933.4210 to schedule a consultation for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Larian and his team of experts are happy to answer all of your questions and make you feel confident that you will receive the best and most beneficial surgery.

Next, learn about what to expect before and after parathyroid surgery.


Clinical Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA

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