Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

April 19th, 2017

Dr. Tseng is as good as it gets. Simply the best!

By marikmontoya marikmontoya

I’m forever grateful for my amazing team of doctors and nurses at UCLA. My care has been so well managed; with my every need anticipated. Yes, I went in strong, fit, and healthy; however it’s their compassionate care, with my goals in mind, that made my story a success. My team was lead by Dr. […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, BRCA2, BRCA2 positive, Breast Cancer, DIEP Flap, DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, Dr Charles Tseng, geneticist, mastectomy, medications, occupational therapy, patient stories, physical


April 19th, 2017

UCLA Kidney Health Fair 2017

By lexie19 lexie19

I attended the UCLA Kidney Health Fair in Santa Monica, CA on March 26, 2017 as a volunteer. I was amazed with the turnout and how excited everyone was as they increased their knowledge of kidney disease, nutrition and diet, and kidney resources. Our event attracted a lot of attention from nearby bikers and runners/walkers, […]

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Tags: patient stories, UCLA Kidney Health Fair


April 13th, 2017

Prescription drug Vancomycin for antibiotic-associated diarrhea

By yacchan yacchan

When I was diagnosed I had C. difficile infection after I took amoxicillin, Dr. Mina Ma helped me understand the deadly bacteria inside intestine. She even gave me a written explanation. Fortunately my diarrhea stopped and the second stool test showed negative. Thank Dr. Ma for being with me when I am in desperate condition. […]

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Tags: amoxicillin, bacteria, C difficile infection, Dr Mina Ma, internal medicine, patient stories, stool test


April 13th, 2017

Liver Transplant Patient

By alice55 alice55

I would like to thank my Dr. who saved my life on January 1, 2017. I cannot remember his name but I realize today that if it weren’t for him and the staff, I would not be here! From this experience it has made me appreciate life like never before. I have been blessed and […]

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Tags: liver transplant, patient stories, UCLA liver transplant team


April 13th, 2017

Liver transplant

By anac57 anac57

Thank you All the Liver Transplant Doctors and coordinators Eight floor love you all, I’m blessed

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Tags: liver transplant, patient stories, transplantation, UCLA liver transplant team


April 13th, 2017

My parathyroidism

By yogak yogak

It was scary to be diagnosed with parathyroidism but meeting Dr. Yeh was reassuring. It all proceeded fairly quickly and went according to what he had told me. Coming out of surgery it went as I had been told. No pain. Tingling in fingers was controlled by calcium and my energy came back. I was […]

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Tags: calcium, Dr Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, energy, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, tingling, tingling in fingers


Kidney awareness event hosted by Dr. Rastogi

April 13th, 2017

Kidney awareness event hosted by Dr. Rastogi

By vero1 vero1

Best kidney-awareness event by far that was held on Saturday March 26th, 2017 at the Santa Monica Beach hosted by Dr. Anjay Rastogi. The event hosted a lot of informational booths that allowed the community and myself to gain further knowledge about kidney diseases, kidney treatments and most importantly about kidney donation. All the guests […]

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Tags: patient stories


April 13th, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA’s Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one’s immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: Cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, Melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause, metastatic melanoma, MRI, Opdivo, patient stories, weight


April 13th, 2017

Cancer free

By mom of 2 mom of 2

Here for the one year anniversary. All is clear! Dr. Yeh was very pleased and my scar is practically invisible. (And I usually scar horribly.) I was very scared and emotional after the diagnosis. I was recommended to come here although I live out of town. I got in very quickly and they made it […]

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Tags: Dr Masha Livhits, Dr Michael Yeh, patient stories, scarring, surgery, thyroid surgery, Cancer


April 13th, 2017

My exceptional experience with Dr. Yeh

By uni uni

I was referred by Dr. Ahamati and I cross-referenced the referral with a girlfriend who is a doctor who said Dr. Yeh is so good that her mother had flown in from Europe to get her thyroid removed by him. So, I had two excellent, high level, informed referrals. The most important thing about Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr Michael Yeh, Dr Sheila Ahmadi, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid removal