Items Tagged ‘appendectomy’

June 23, 2017

fantastic care

By jra4photo jra4photo

In a last minute occurrence, I had to have an appendectomy. I checked into the ER, then had the procedure. I left the hospital the next day. It was pretty standard and very quick. I enjoyed the care. Every nurse was great – both in ER and afterwards. The attending doctor and resident were fantastic.

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Tags: appendectomy, attending doctor, ER, patient stories, resident


Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

March 21, 2017

Is medication alone a good alternative for treating appendicitis?

By Phil Hampton Phil Hampton

  Challenging more than a century of medical tradition, a UCLA doctor is exploring whether antibiotics can be an effective alternative to surgery for treating appendicitis. Dr. David Talan, an emergency medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is study director of a 1,500-patient, $12-million national clinic trial. […]

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Tags: appendectomy, appendicitis, appendix, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. David Talan, emergency medicine, News & Insights, surgery


August 26, 2013

Amazing Stay at UCLA!

By Katy1990 Katy1990

In the middle of the night on Thursday, I woke up with extreme pain in the middle and right side of my abdomen. After lying awake for about 3 hours, I fell back asleep. On Friday morning, the pain was still there, so I made an emergency appointment with my regular doctor at UCLA. Before […]

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Tags: appendectomy, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery