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Welcome To http://www.parotidmd.com Dr. Larian, the director of the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery, is a renowned head & neck surgeon deeply committed to treatment of salivary disease. He has developed innovative procedures like the microparotidectomy, and is dedicated to advancement of the field.


Team Approach Dr. Larian is one of the leading international experts in salivary gland disorders. He has published articles in numerous medical journals, presented new techniques to physicians from around the world, and is the director of a three day Cedars-Sinai annual conference focused on head & neck surgery. At the CENTER for Advanced Parotid Surgery, we meet our patient’s diverse needs with a team of experts, including specialists. Because of the unique structure of our practice, we are able to take a multidisciplinary team approach that allows us to stay at the forefront of healthcare and keep pace with rapid changes.


Rachel Gordon, MD – Head & Neck Radiologist Dr. Rachel Gordon is an experienced radiologist, and one of the very best in the industry. She has been practicing head & neck radiology in Los Angeles since 1997. In addition to having expertise in all aspects of imaging the brain, spine and head & neck. She has great expertise in all modalities of imaging of the neck, to localize tumors. She is often sought after to give second opinions in the field of head and neck radiology.


Parotid & Salivary Gland Info The major salivary glands, three pairs in total, are found in and around your mouth and throat. The major salivary glands are the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Major Salivary Glands : The major salivary glands include three pairs of glands; parotid, submandibular, and sublingual. All major glands are located in and around the mouth and throat.


MRI Scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize internal structures of the body in detail. The scan uses magnetic and radio waves, meaning there is no exposure to X-rays or any other damaging forms of radiation. For the scan, the patient lies inside a large, powerful, cylindershaped magnet. Radio waves 10,000 to 30,000 times stronger than the magnetic field of the earth are then sent through the body. This affects they body’s atoms, forcing the nuclei into a different position.


Sialogram X-ray A sialogram is a radiographic examination commonly used to diagnose disorders of the salivary ducts or glands. It usually involves the injection of a small amount of contrast medium into the salivary ducts of a single gland, and is followed by routine x-ray projections. If you would like to know more about the benefits of a sialogram x-ray, schedule a consultation with Beverly Hills salivary gland expert Dr. Larian by calling 310.461.0300 today.


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