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Center for Advanced Parotid Surgery
The major salivary glands, especially the parotid glands, are intimately involved with very important nerves and structures. Treatment of the diseases of the parotid gland requires expertise not only to assure a great outcome, but also to make sure these closely associated nerves and structures are well protected and preserved. The parotid gland is a very active organ, in charge of not only moisturizing the mouth, but also protecting and constantly washing the teeth, lubricating the food and beginning the process of digestion.
At the Center for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Los Angeles, we always take into account these very important functions. With our expert diagnosis and effective care, we are at the leading edge of treatments that aim to preserve the natural anatomy of the salivary glands and the surrounding structure, as well as maximizing their function, while at the same time minimizing the impact of your parotid surgery.
Our team of experts works together to assure you are diagnosed accurately. Our collective philosophy is to treat salivary disease in the least intrusive and invasive way possible—this requires an accurate diagnosis and top-notch parotid surgery, assuring our patients of a healthy, functional outcome. With our compassionate care and decades of experience, we provide among the best parotid removal Los Angeles has available.
If you or someone you know needs help from among the best parotid surgeons in Los Angeles & the US, your next step is a consultation. Please call the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery at (310) 461-0300 to schedule an appointment today.
Meet our doctors
Dr. Larian, parotid surgeon and director of the Center for Advanced Parotid Surgery in Los Angeles, is a renowned head & neck surgeon deeply committed to treatment of salivary disease. He has developed innovative procedures like the micro-parotidectomy, a minimally invasive parotid removal surgery and is dedicated to advancement of the field.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a world renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who works together with Dr. Larian to reconstruct surgical defects left by removing tumors in the parotid gland to create facial symmetry and harmony. By working in collaboration with Dr. Larian to give his patients relief from cosmetic issues, Dr. Azizzadeh helps ensure the CENTER delivers among the best parotid surgery Los Angeles has available.
Out of town patients
Dr. Larian and Dr. Azizzadeh are two world-renowned surgeons in Los Angeles, California. They regularly treat patients from all over the country with a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. For patients interested in traveling to see these two experts, our office will assist with travel arrangements and accommodations. Please call our office with any questions.
Solving facial paralysis at the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery
In addition to being a top-tier plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh is also the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles, the premier center for treatment of facial paralysis. Drs. Azizzadeh and Larian work together to treat patients that have facial paralysis for a variety of reasons, including paralysis caused by previous parotid surgery done elsewhere.
As facial nerve experts and skilled parotid surgeons, they have an intricate understanding of the facial nerve anatomy and function. Because of this, they have not had any cases of permanent paralysis from parotidectomy performed for benign parotid tumor removal. In cases where cancers involve the facial nerve and have caused paralysis, they work together not only to remove the cancer, but to also reconstruct the facial nerve and the face in the same operation.
Minimally invasive parotid surgery
At the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery, Dr. Babak Larian specializes in minimally invasive techniques to help his patients experience the least amount of discomfort. His micro-parotidectomy is a leading edge procedure that removes a portion of the parotid gland. Done through a small, well-hidden incision, the micro-parotidectomy procedure minimizes the effects of parotidectomy surgery by drastically reducing scarring on the surface as well as internally. This, in turn, reduces the patient’s recovery time, along with any post-operative pain the patient may experience.
As an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive techniques, parotid surgeon Dr. Larian takes great pride in his ability to minimize surgical scars with advanced techniques. In the interest of ensuring facial function and cosmetic appearance are also preserved, Dr. Larian teams up with Dr. Azizzadeh who looks after the facial nerve function and cosmetic aspects of the parotidectomy surgery.
In certain parotid cases where cancer has caused damage to a nerve, Dr. Azizzadeh performs facial nerve reconstruction in the same surgery to remove the tumor. By combining procedures, Drs. Larian and Azizzadeh help patients experience a rapid recovery time and minimal scarring. Further, most parotid procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for hospitalization. With his team of experts, Dr. Larian delivers among the most effective parotid surgery Los Angeles has available.