Items Tagged ‘anesthesia’

May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe JJoe

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 Blue2

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

August 24, 2018

Excessive Calcium Gone

By Liz Liz

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 30, 2018

My Journey

By LR543 LR543

Its been a year since I’ve had surgery with dr. Yeh. I was referred by my endocrinologist who found cancer on my thyroid. The surgery and immediate recovery was a little difficult because I don’t react well to anesthesia. I couldn’t laugh because I couldn’t move my neck. Within 3 weeks I was back at […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer

April 12, 2018

Journey with a Parathyroid Adenoma

By pickle pickle

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

February 7, 2018

No More Fatigue


The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I’m normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My […]

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Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist

November 29, 2017

Long search for anesthesiologist

By Shanie53 Shanie53

I had a near death experience to anesthesia at age ten during a dental procedure. That experience along with a lifetime of allergic reactions and sensitivity to medicines (heart rate would drop, hives, swelling of throat and eyes) often resulted in a visit to the ER or doctors office. Without to much detail, I learned […]

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Tags: allergic reactions, anesthesia, anesthesiologist, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, ER, fibroids, operating room, patient stories, Preoperative Evaluation Clinic, sensitivity to medicines, telemedicine

November 4, 2017


By gfamily gfamily

Both my daughter and I received surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had a parathyroid surgery years ago, and it went very successfully. When we found out that my daughter had thyroid cancer, the decision to return to Dr. Yeh was an easy one because of prior positive experiences. We were blown away by Dr. Yeh […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, Maddie's Room, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine

June 3, 2017

Amazing Cancer Facility

By michelleco76 michelleco76

You never want to receive a diagnosis of cancer. Like, EVER! It is a terrifying word that can bring your whole universe crashing to a sudden halt. When I received my thyroid cancer diagnosis, I was in the middle of planning a European trip for a bus load of teenagers. I was also juggling the […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, cancer survivor, cancer survivorship, cancer treatment team, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, surgery, surgery recovery, thyroid cancer

Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

February 22, 2017

Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new warning about the use of anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. If you’re planning to schedule surgery or another procedure that requires sedation, it’s smart to understand the basics and any risks you or your child may face. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Tags: anesthesia, behavior, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, general anesthetic, infants, medications, pediatric anesthesiology, pregnant women, sedation, sedation drugs, surgery