June 23, 2017
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.
March 21, 2017
By 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. […]
August 26, 2013
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 […]