Patients who need a parotid tumor removed may have many questions regarding facial surgery. Thankfully, Dr. Larian at the CENTER for Advanced Parotid & Facial Nerve Surgery located in Beverly Hills is the pioneer of the minimally invasive parotidectomy, ultimately minimizing the extent of surgery by reducing pain, visibility of scarring, and speeding up the recovery time. Below are the top 10 benefits of the most cutting-edge surgery available for parotid tumor removal.
1. World-Renowned Experts
Dr. Larian is a world-renowned parotid expert and one of very few surgeons in the world with the expertise to perform a micro-parotidectomy.
2. The Team Approach
The CENTER for Advanced Parotid & Facial Nerve Surgery uses a team approach for all parotid tumor surgeries to ensure each patient’s best possible outcome. Dr. Larian removes the tumor in the first portion of the surgery with the assistance of Dr. Azizzadeh. Once removed, the highly experienced reconstructive team will then reconstruct the area left by removing the parotid tumor. Our team is the only team in the world that provides a facial nerve specialist in the OR.
3. Facial Nerve Protection
Dr. Larian and Dr. Azizzadeh work as a team to locate the facial nerve and all of its branches during surgery to protect the patient from facial paralysis caused by parotid gland surgery. Facial nerve reconstruction can be performed simultaneously in surgery in severe cases where the nerve is damaged by the tumor.
4. Outpatient Procedure
The minimally invasive parotidectomy is beneficial because its comprehensive and most procedures can be performed as outpatient procedures, greatly reducing the need for hospitalization.
5. Less Pain
A smaller incision with the minimally invasive parotidectomy compared to the standard incision used in a regular parotidectomy means less pain as it heals.
6. Smaller Scar
Dr. Larian is able to access the parotid gland using a very small incision with the minimally invasive parotid surgery technique. This surgical approach came after many years of experience and developing the traditional facelift incisions to access the very delicate area.
7. Faster Recovery
The advances in the parotid surgery techniques have allowed Dr. Larian to perfect the minimally invasive parotidectomy technique. He utilizes the micro-parotidectomy procedure whenever possible to ensure faster recovery times for patients that qualify for this progressive surgery.
8. Less Tissue Trauma and Blood Loss
Dr. Larian’s top priority is his patient’s well-being, so he takes great pride in the swift procedure of his micro-parotidectomy. The mini-facelift incision used in surgery results in less tissue trauma and less blood loss than more traditional surgery techniques.
9. Decreased Chance of Frey’s Syndrome
Doing the reconstruction of the area around the nerve in the same procedure after the tumor is removed adds an additional protective layer above the nerve, helping to prevent Frey’s syndrome, which is a rare neurological disorder due to auricotemporal nerve damage.
10. Facial Reconstruction
Dr. Azizzadeh, a facial reconstruction expert, fixes the hollowness in the face left by removing the parotid gland immediately after the tumor is removed. The two sides of the face are compared during surgery to ensure it is aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical.
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Call our office today at (310) 461-0300 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larian for a minimally invasive parotidectomy. Dr. Larian and his expert parotid team can answer all of your questions to ease your mind and ensure that you are confident you are receiving the best care and most beneficial surgery for you.
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