Items Tagged ‘adenoma’

December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo roselle7000

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


September 12, 2018

A Really Good Decision

By Lefty eharrison

I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to Dr. Yeh. I had an adenoma and a […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesiologist, calcium, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, patient stories, primary care physician, scoliosis, surgery


August 24, 2018

Excessive Calcium Gone

By Liz e2unlimited

I found out from my endocrinologist that I needed a parathyroidectomy done. I have a strong aversion to surgery but my doctor decided that the adenoma on the parathyroid was large enough to potentially cause problems to the nearby area so it had to be surgically removed. I was then referred to Dr. Livhits by […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesia, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


April 12, 2018

Journey with a Parathyroid Adenoma

By pickle pgerken

At my age of 84, I was a bit apprehensive going under anesthesia for surgery. However, it was the best option for me, and looking back I am happy to say that everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh is extremely personable, and my family enjoyed interacting with him throughout the journey. 2 years ago, my blood […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesia, benign tumor, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery


December 6, 2017

Round 2

By Martha tinacarlisis

In 2012, I had an adenoma on my right parathryroid gland. I had surgery, the doctor took out the wrong gland. When he went in, he looked at the right but said it looked ok and said the left one looked “a little funk” so he took out the left. 2-3 months later I became […]

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Tags: adenoma, calcium, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, gastroenterologist, parathryroid gland, patient stories, surgery


December 2, 2017

Feeling Better

By Bob rszejn

1 1/2 years ago my primary doctor said my calcium level was high. He referred me for a nuclear scan which showed I had an adenoma. But the doctor never followed up after that so nothing happened. When I next went to see him, he again said my calcium was high – I asked why […]

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Tags: adenoma, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, high calcium level, nuclear scan, patient stories, primary doctor, Thousand Oaks, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound