At the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery our multi-specialty team approach to minimally invasive parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation and facial reconstruction ensures patients have access to specialists for every aspect of their parotid disease. With expertise in head & neck surgery, the facial nerve, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, otology, and neurotology, our parotid surgery team delivers superior surgical outcomes. Complimenting this unparalleled medical expertise with a dedication to compassionate patient care, makes the CENTER for Advanced Parotid & Facial Nerve Surgery a highly sought after destination for patients from around the world.
Parotid surgery requires an exceptionally high level of surgical skill for a very important reason; the facial nerve runs right through the parotid gland. The CENTER provides patients with access to the leading facial nerve expert, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, so they can rest assured that the preservation of their facial nerve, and therefore their ability to move their face and make facial expressions, is in the best hands possible.
“We preserve every single nerve branch that we possibly can, so that your smile after surgery is exactly how it was before surgery – that is really really important to us!” Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
In addition to Dr. Azizzadeh’s facial nerve expertise, Dr. Larian has unparalleled experience in completely removing parotid tumors. So that the parotid tumor does not return, Dr. Larian removes the entire tumor, as well as small amount of the normal parotid gland tissue. Due to his years and years of experience, Dr. Larian knows exactly how much tissue needs to be removed to ensure the tumor will not return and potentially turn into cancer. Finally, we perform immediate parotid and facial reconstruction to avoid any facial deformity. Our team of surgeons will evaluate the area of defect and determine which reconstruction technique is best for you. Not only will our immediate facial reconstruction create facial harmony and balance, but it also protects the facial nerve and prevent Frey’s Syndrome (unwanted facial sweating).
“Having done this surgery together for years and years, we have a lot of harmony between us; we are in sync with each other. At every step of the surgery we are assisting each other, all eyes are on the patient to make sure all the nerve branches are protected, and that the tumor is removed completely. As a result the surgical outcomes are fantastic!” Dr. Babak Larian
We believe our patients deserve expert care from surgeons and specialists who are not only at the forefront of their field, but who are also genuinely invested in their patients' wellbeing. As such, our entire team is dedicated to listening to your concerns, explaining your treatment options, and building rich, lasting relationships. Ultimately, our strong patient relationships, coupled with our unmatched medical expertise, allow us to optimize treatment plans and always deliver the safest, most successful parotid surgery to our patients.
Dr. Babak Larian, a globally recognized board-certified head and neck surgeon with extraordinary expertise in micro-parotidectomy. He is deeply committed to the treatment of individuals affected by parotid disorders and calls upon an entire team of experts to ensure his patients receive the best care possible. His cutting-edge, minimally invasive approach to parotid removal provides incredibly high success rates and lower risks of complications.Learn More >>
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a Harvard-trained board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is world-renowned for his proficiency in the facial nerve preservation, ensuring that parotid surgery is both functionally and aesthetically successful. Having penned five textbooks and contributed to hundreds of medical journals and articles, Dr. Azizzadeh is largely considered to be a preeminent leader in his field.Learn More >>
A board-certified head and neck surgeon, as well as an otology and neurotology specialist, Dr. Slattery has extensive experience evaluating, diagnosing and treating diseases of the parotid glands. With ample knowledge in cranial structures and facial nerve function and disorders, Dr. Slattery is fully qualified to ensure optimal outcomes for complex parotid removal cases.Learn More >>
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