Items Tagged ‘anesthesiologist’

September 12, 2019

A Warm and Caring Anesthesiologist

By Anna56 Anna56

I cannot express how much my experience on the day of my surgery was enhanced by having the most caring and warm anesthesiologist one could possibly hope for. I had never had surgery before and didn’t know what to expect, but my anesthesiologist, Dr Laleh Jalilian, was immensely gracious and kind and quickly was able […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr Laleh Jalilian, patient stories


September 12, 2018

A Really Good Decision

By Lefty Lefty

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 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian The Brave Russian

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


Lump on the neck

August 24, 2018

Lump on the neck

By Nicole15 Nicole15

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom, a breast cancer survivor after […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, breast cancer, Dr. A. Shawn Veiseh, Dr. Akira Ishiyama, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, featured, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Head and Neck


July 2, 2018

Journey from a Caterpillar (Pre-Operation) to a Butterfly (Recovery)

By butterfly62 butterfly62

I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past year. Though, I knew that forgoing treatment would put me […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood calcium levels, cardiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, heart problems, hemodialysis, nephrologist, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 8, 2018

Removal of a Thyroid Nodule the Size of an Avocado

By Kathy Kathy

Looking back on my experience with a large thyroid nodule, I wish I had gotten the surgery earlier. For a long period of time, I avoided surgery because I was so scared. The neck is such a delicate area, and I wanted to hold off until surgery was absolutely necessary. Last January, the nodule reached […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, large thyroid nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


February 26, 2018

Unexpected Occurence

By MissM MissM

I found out my Calcium levels were very high through a blood test, but I really didn’t feel anything different. I figured that since everything felt normal, the long list of procedures following this diagnosis wasn’t necessary at that time. Though, following a second blood test revealing high Calcium levels again, I was encouraged to […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood test, bone density test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, exercising, motion sickness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


December 4, 2017

Great Experience

By w91029 w91029

I was admitted to UCLA hospital with a number of diseases which I attribute to a hyperthyroid which caused me to get very sick in July. In august I went to Ronald Reagan and spent two and half weeks then in rehab. Came home and I wasn’t getting better, and ended up seeing a different […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart failure, heart test, hyperthyroid, immune system, operating room, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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


May 20, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza Mike Costanza

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy