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Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

March 29th, 2017

Drs. Anne Lin and Arnold Chin gave me back my life

By whwriter whwriter

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer and immediately began to research a surgeon at UCLA. I was really lucky to find Dr. Anne Lin, a compassionate and wonderful surgeon, who took me into the preparation of my surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lin worked together with Dr. Arnold […]

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Tags: Cancer, cancerous tumor, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, colorectal surgery, Doctors Day, Dr Anne Lin, Dr Arnold I Chin, Dr Christina Ha, Dr Michael Rosove, patient stories, UCLA Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program, Urology


Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

March 23rd, 2017

Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

While many men shy away from discussing their health concerns with one another, three longtime friends from Los Angeles decided to take a new approach to the very personal matter of birth control. With the encouragement of their wives, Paul Diaz, John Lambrechts and Basilio Santangelo recently did something unusual for guys: they decided to […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr Jesse Mills, March Madness, men's health, NCAA basketball tournament, patient, patient care, patient story, patients, Reproductive Health, sterilization surgery, The Men's Clinic, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, tubal ligation, UCLA Health Men's Clinic, vasectomies, vasectomy


Fun with Friends

March 7th, 2017

Fun with Friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

  “These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA. “They decided to do it on the same day, so they could recover together and go back and forth on social media about their experience, […]

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Tags: Dr Jesse Mills, men's health, patient stories, UCLA Health Men's Clinic, Urology, vasectomy


My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

December 5th, 2016

My Advice Is: Don’t Wait!

By dmrl dmrl

As a physician in my early 60s, I was more than aware of the risk of prostate cancer, and had been monitoring my PSA levels off and on for a few years. I had a biopsy a few years ago which was normal, but the levels kept rising, slowly. Nonetheless, I felt great and the […]

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Tags: annual PSA, annual PSA tests, biopsy, Cancer, Dr Christopher Saigal, Men’s Health Awareness Month, MRI scan, pathology, patient stories, Prostate Cancer, PSA levels, surgery, UCLA Urology


August 5th, 2016

Urology Team Rocks

By filtzp filtzp

My husband, Robert, has been dealing with trouble with retention when urinating, due to damage to his sphincster muscle not working after radiation. He had a TURP done and also a AMS800 device put in to help control the bladder. Things were great for about 3-4 years and then just recently he started having the […]

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Tags: bladder, bladder control, CYSTO, Dr Ja-Hong Kim, kidney stones, patient stories, radiation, TURP, Urology


Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

August 3rd, 2016

Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT comes in. CASIT stands for the Center […]

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Tags: CASIT, Dr Carmack Holmes, image-guided intervention, interventional technology, minimally invasive surgery, Robotic Surgery, surgical education, surgical simulation, telemedicine, telesurgery


Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

July 26th, 2016

Want to make sure you have strong swimmers? UCLA male fertility expert offers five tips for sperm health

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills  believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. Up to 25 percent of couples have difficulties achieving pregnancy after six to eight months of trying. Doctors tend to […]

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Tags: antioxidants, Dr Jesse Mills, Exercise, fertility counseling, fruits, hot tubs, hot yoga classes, infertility, men's health, radiation, saunas, sperm, sperm health, sperm motility, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, Urology, vegetables


So you think you know about vasectomies? UCLA urologist debunks 5 myths

June 17th, 2016

So you think you know about vasectomies? UCLA urologist debunks 5 myths

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Men can be very concerned about what happens during, and after, a vasectomy – specifically how it will affect them personally. Dr. Jesse Mills, a clinical professor of urology and director of The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, says the many myths surrounding the procedure can make men rethink what is often a smart choice for […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr Jesse Mills, men's health, sperm, testosterone, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, vasectomy, vasectomy reversals


Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

June 16th, 2016

Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Joel Mecklenburg and his wife, Stacey, wanted very much to have a child. They tried. And tried. For 3 ½ years. Finally, they decided it was time to see their doctors. “I was a big, healthy guy. I was thinking there’s no way it was my issue,” said Mecklenburg, now 38. “But I went to […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Dr Jesse Mills, Fertility, heat and sperm, heat and sperm count, IVF, low sperm count, male infertility, men's health, microdissection, pregnancy, sperm count, sperm donor, sperm health, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, urologist


New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

June 15th, 2016

New Men’s Clinic at UCLA serves as gateway to comprehensive male healthcare

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

Getting a man to go to the doctor can be difficult – very difficult.  In fact, a 2011 health care report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source of health care. The problem is particularly acute in younger […]

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Tags: Dr Jesse Mills, erectile dysfunction, Frank Clark Urology Center, hormone therapy, men's health, Reproductive Health, sexual health, sexual problems, sperm testing, testosterone levels, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, vasectomy reversals