Items Tagged ‘blood work’

November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


October 16, 2018

A Walk in the Park

By John sandlingj

I never noticed any symptoms but some blood work showed elevated PTH. I was referred to Dr. Yeh who removed my hyperthyroid. It was quick and painless with a minimal incision. It all flowed very smoothly, everything was on time- no issues. It was a walk in the park. The surgery was 4 weeks ago. […]

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Tags: blood work, Dr. Michael Yeh, hyperthyroid, patient stories, PTH, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 pickylady140

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


June 12, 2018

No Scar and No Cancer

By Pam pbrooskin

I felt some lumps in my throat so I went to Urgent Care. They ran some blood work but said it was nothing. Then 1 year later I mentioned it to my gynecologist who referred me to an endocrinologist. An ultrasound led to a referral to Dr. Yeh as I had thyroid cancer. I called […]

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Tags: blood work, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, gynecologist, lumps, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 8, 2018

My Huge Parathyroid

By Rama mikahwilliams1

I had no symptoms and I was diagnosed by a routine exam via blood work administered by my primary care physician. I was referred to Dr. Livihits and underwent scans which showed that my left parathyroid was enlarged . Surgery was preformed by Dr. Livhitz who provided excellent care. I am back to normal and […]

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Tags: blood work, Dr. Masha Livhitz, parathyroid, patient stories, routine exam, surgery