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Published on Nov 13, 2014
Together, parotid surgery specialist, Dr. Babak Larian, and renowned facial nerve expert, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, explain how to preserve the facial nerve during a parotidectomy on the hit show The Doctors.
The facial nerve, which is extremely delicate, passes through the parotid gland. As a result, there is often a chance of damage to the facial nerve with any parotid tumor surgery. That is why it is important that patients are aware of the risks involved with the procedure, particularly risks involving the facial nerve.