Head & Neck

Head and neck surgery comprises a number of areas. Expert surgeon Dr. Larian treats head and neck conditions ranging from cancerous and non-cancerous tumors to swallowing and voice problems to facial reconstruction. Dr. Larian is foremost in his field, and capable of diagnosing and treating a wide range of head and neck conditions.

Head and Neck Tumors

Tumors in the head and neck require delicacy and finesse to remove without damaging any facial structures such as the facial nerve. Dr. Larian’s team is experienced in tumor removal and will make sure that patients get the highest quality care and the best results possible. The complexity of head and neck tumors means that it is vital to see a specialized surgeon who knows what he is doing.

Dr. Larian and his team treat both benign and malignant head and neck tumors.

Benign

Benign tumors may be treated with surgery if it poses a danger to any vital structure such as the nerve or eye. If there is no immediate danger, it may simply be monitored closely for growth.

Benign tumors may be treated with surgery if it poses a danger to any vital structure such as the nerve or eye. If there is no immediate danger, it may simply be monitored closely for growth.

Malignant

Malignant, or cancerous, tumors require immediate removal so as to prevent their spread. If a cancerous tumor spreads throughout the body, it can cause significant damage. Depending on the type of tumor it is, treatment may be surgical removal, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

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Tracheal Narrowing and Stenosis

Tracheal stenosis occurs when the trachea is narrowed, causing difficulty breathing. This narrowing can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, prolonged use of a breathing tube, inhalation injury, tumors, and inflammatory processes. Tracheal stenosis symptoms can be confused with those of bronchitis or asthma, so if symptoms persist it is important to see an expert head and neck surgeon.

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Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing disorders can happen as a result of acid reflux, foreign material such as fish bones lodged in the throat, neurologic disorders, sphincter malfunction, tumors, and Zenker’s Diverticulum. Most often, swallowing problems are fairly easily diagnosed and resolved. There are a number of innovative treatments available for swallowing problems:

  • Esophagoscopy
  • Trans-oral Endoscopic Excision
  • Endoscopic Method
  • Open Method

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Voice Problems

Voice problems can range from mild voice changes to severe hoarseness, and can be accompanied by pain and discomfort in the throat. These problems have a range of contributing risk factors such as smoking, overuse of the voice, allergies, and acid reflux. Voice problems can occur as a result of infection, tumors, vocal cord paralysis, and laryngitis, among others.

Dr. Larian can assist you with your voice problems by diagnosing the problem and providing an individual treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Voice problems most often can be treated conservatively, with no surgery necessary.

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Facial Reconstruction

Facial paralysis can have a number of causes, including Bell’s palsy, trauma, tumors, and neurologic conditions. Dr. Larian works together with renowned facial reconstructive expert Dr. Babak Azizzadeh in order to perform facial reconstructive surgery.

Each individual facial paralysis case is different, and Dr. Larian formulates unique treatment plans for every patient. Often, facial paralysis can be reduced if not completely eliminated. Dr. Larian takes both function and form into consideration when performing reconstructive surgery, and tries to ensure the best outcome both functionally and aesthetically.

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