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October 1st, 2017

My wonderful thyroid experience

By Happy

I had known Dr. Yeh as he did parathyroid surgery on my granddaughter when she was 5 months pregnant. I believe he saved both lives.
My endocrinologist in Bakersfield did an ultrasound that found a tumor of 4.3 cm (it went up to 6 cm.) He suggested I come to UCLA for surgery. He mentioned Dr. Yeh and I said yeah!
Dr. Yeh said the tumor was benign and left it up to me whether or not I have surgery. My doctors in Bakersfield felt I should have it. Due to other health problems I was completely checked out first. Due to problems swallowing, difficulty sleeping, drooling and voice problems I decided to have the surgery.
I went to UCLA Santa Monica and got nothing but TLC. I hated to go home. No one had an unkind word - they spoiled me rotten in the 24 hours I was there.
Never have I been treated so well. Dr. Yeh's staff was wonderful, so were the pre-op and surgery teams. When I woke up post surgery I felt like a new person.
I had though I had fibromyalgia as I had been in so much pain but I felt great after the surgery. Bandages came off today - I had no pain and the scar looks great. UCLA Santa Monica is my new hospital of choice even though I live 120 miles away! (The food was good too.)

Tags: benign, difficulty sleeping, Dr. Michael Yeh, drooling, Endocrine, Endocrine Center, Endocrine Surgery, Endocrinology, endocrinology, fibromyalgia, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, pre-cancer, surgery, Surgery, swallowing, tumor, UCLA Santa Monica, ultrasound, voice problems

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