Items Tagged ‘adrenal gland’

October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco marco

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 4, 2018

Faboulous Adrenal Surgery Success

By Marco Marco

I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated my diabetic condition. quite miraculous […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, diabetic condition, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


August 31, 2018

Nat’s Adventure

By Nat Nat

From a CT scan, my doctor found something on top of my adrenal gland and decided that the whole adrenal gland should be removed just in case it was a tumor. My results came back good and the cut that Dr. Livhits made is also good and healing well. My hospital stay was good; however, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 25, 2018

I Got My Energy Back

By Hong Hong

A couple of years ago, I got tired very easily and had low energy. At first I thought it might be getting older or stress at work but eventually I went to the doctor. I was told after test that my potassium was low. This was in 2016. At the end of that year, I […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, high blood pressure, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 18, 2018

Great Experience With Dr. Livhits

By MB2828 MB2828

I was referred to Dr. Livhits by Dr. Chung. I had a 5 cm tumor on my adrenal gland and was diagnosed with possible pheochromocytoma. I came in for a consult and she made me felt safe and answered all my questions. She explained the surgery in great detail. Between the consult and the surgery […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Dianne Chung, Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, medication, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 14, 2018

She’s Just the Best

By Teddy Tidbit Teddy Tidbit

I was referred to Dr. Livhits by Dr. Chung. I had a 5 cm tumor on my adrenal gland and was diagnosed with possible pheochromocytoma. I came in for a consult and she made me felt safe and answered all my questions. She explained the surgery in great detail. Between the consult and the surgery […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Dianne Chung, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 13, 2018

Overall Great Experience

By VY493 VY493

Dr. Livhtiz was a good doctor told me everything she was doing and walked me through everything from day one. She talked to me after the surgery and told me everything went well. All the nurses were very good and very nice. They made me comfortable, I wasn’t nervous. She also said I had a […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 26, 2018

Things Keep Happening

By John John

I had been monitoring a steady increase in blood pressure for a while but could never pinpoint its cause. Therefore, it was a relief when my nephrologist diagnosed me with hyperaldosteronism, caused by a small benign tumor on the adrenal gland. I was relieved because now there was a way to fix this problem. Hyperaldosteronism […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, aldosterone, benign tumor, blood pressure, hyperaldosteronism, nephrologist, patient stories, post-operation appointment, surgery


January 11, 2018

All’s well that ends well

By Ana Ana

I am a student and I am taking a class where we had to monitor our blood pressure. Mine was high so I went to UCLA Health. I was examined by a cardiologist and scans were done but they did not find the reason for the high blood pressure so I was referred to an […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, blood pressure, cardiologist, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, high blood pressure, patient stories, student


November 5, 2017

Made Me Feel Like Family

By erikac erikac

A few months ago I followed up for a previous medical condition with a CT scan, and they happened to find a cyst on my adrenal gland. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Lihvits to get a second opinion on whether to monitor it or get surgery. After reviewing the tests and images, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland cyst, cervical cancer, complete hysterectomy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, pathology report, patient stories, primary care physician, second opinion, surgery