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Efficient Endocrine Clinic

April 13th, 2017

Efficient Endocrine Clinic

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The goal is to have a one-stop shop, so a patient comes in here and can get most of his or her care taken care of,” says Yasmin Ezedine, the manager at the UCLA Endocrine Center. “We try to be very mindful of patients’ time, to meet patients’ needs as close as possible. We obtain […]

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Tags: patient care, UCLA Endocrine Center


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


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


First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

December 12th, 2016

First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis,” says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess steroid hormones. “Even though the […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, adrenalectomy, bilateral retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr Masha Livhits, Dr Michael Yeh, hormones, patient stories, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, steroid, steroid hormones, endocrine, Endocrine Center


November 28th, 2016

Cancer and comedy both start with C.

By laura12 laura12

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries and old love letters, so […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, lymph nodes, parathyroid disease, patient stories, radiation, Reaven's Syndrome, scar, scars, support group, surgeon, thyroid, Thyroid cancer


November 14th, 2016

A second chance – UCLA Endocrine Center “Got It Right”!

By one happy camper one happy camper

Having been to both the world famous center for parathyroid surgery in Florida and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of UCLA, I feel I am in a position to offer my opinion on my experiences. After having surgery at the aforementioned, and then discovering that I wasn’t completely cured after my parathyroidectomy, I researched further […]

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Tags: Dr Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgeon


November 14th, 2016

Parathyroidectomy

By parry parry

I went to the ER for kidney stones and the urologist, upon seeing the calcium level in my blood recommended I see an endocrinologist. After the endocrinologist reviewed my scan of my parathyroid he recommended I see Dr. Masha Livhits. Dr. Livhits did an ultrasound of my neck and was able to see the tumor […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr Masha Livhits, Dr Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, ER, kidney stones, parathyroid, patient stories, soreness, tingling, tumor, urologist


November 14th, 2016

Parathyroidectomy a Success

By parathyroidpateient parathyroidpateient

For practically five years my calcium levels have consistently increased. I saw three endocrinologists, none of whom could locate a growth on any scan. The last one said the issue could be found so she referred me to Dr. Yeh. I saw Dr. Yeh and after an ultrasound and seistimebe scan he found the growth […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologists, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, seistimebe scan, ultrasound


November 2nd, 2016

My visit with UCLA Endocrine Surgery

By Julita jgarro

I found myself at UCLA through word of mouth, when the nodule was found. My mom mentioned that UCLA was a teaching and research based hospital and thus they are cutting edge and more open in general. I found Dr. Livhits through Dr. Hershman Making the choice to have surgery was really hard on me. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Jerome Hershman, Dr Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, large nodule, malignancy, nodule, patient stories, surgery