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Signs & Symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism is a condition in which the parathyroid creates more of the parathyroid hormone than it needs to, causing an imbalance in the amount of calcium in the body. This can lead to problems with the bones, muscles, nervous system, and kidneys. Calcium is used by every cell and organ in the body, which means  Continue Reading »

Our Charitable Causes

Charitable causes are very important to Dr. Larian, which is why he uses his surgical expertise to help less fortunate people both internationally and locally. Dr. Larian is volunteering for Medical Missions for Children & Global Smile Foundation, HELPS International, and at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Through the Medical Missions for Children & Global  Continue Reading »

The Importance of Voice Therapy

According to a recent study performed by researchers at New York University, only a minority of patients who undergo a thyroidectomy are offered voice therapy. The research team, who reviewed data from the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, noted that voice problems following surgery to remove the thyroid gland is a common problem. What is a  Continue Reading »

So You Think You’ve Got A Salivary Gland Stone

Do you suffer from chronic salivary gland infections? Is your mouth extremely dry? If so, it may be worth your while to learn more about salivary gland stones and how they can affect you. At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Babak Larian uses minimally invasive techniques to remove salivary gland stones  Continue Reading »

Clues to the Cause of a Chronic Sinus Condition

Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco recently performed a study of the microbiome of the human nose, which provided clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition, as well as a potential strategy for a cure. The condition, which is known as chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), is characterized by inflammation of the  Continue Reading »

Allergies or Sinusitis?

Do you know the difference between allergy symptoms and sinusitis? Most people don’t, which means they also don’t know how to best treat their symptoms. Here at the Center for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, expert ear, nose, and throat doctor Babak Larian, MD, FACS, treats allergy and sinus problems with cutting-edge techniques. What is  Continue Reading »

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Disease, or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck that produces hormones vital to normal body function. Here at the Center for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, Babak Larian, MD, FACS, and his team have an expert knowledge of thyroid conditions, as well  Continue Reading »

Yoga & Allergies

It’s highly likely that while scouring the allergy aisle of your local pharmacy, you have never come across a yoga pamphlet. It turns out, though, that a few simple yoga poses may help reduce inflammation in the body, which could bring relief for the sinus inflammation caused by allergies. Yoga Moves to Help Allergy Symptoms  Continue Reading »

What Is the Parotid?

The parotid gland is an organ that most people don’t know about. It is however, an incredibly important gland that is susceptible to many diseases. The parotid glands are the largest of the salivary glands and produce saliva, which aids in the digestion of food. Parotid glands are located near the ear, in the upper  Continue Reading »

Seasonal Allergies

Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny nose are pesky seasonal allergy symptoms we have all experienced at some time or another. For some people, however, these symptoms often turn into sinusitis, a painful infection of the sinuses that can greatly decrease a person’s quality of life. Babak Larian, MD, FACS, expert ear, nose, and  Continue Reading »