Items Tagged ‘brain surgery’

April 22, 2019

Not a big deal

By Grateful Grateful

Thank god for Dr. Barbara Geisser at UCLA neurology who called to say on your MS MRI, “It appears that you have these nodules that I am sure you know about and are being followed.” I said, “I sure am not and don’t know about them.” Dr. Geisser said she would make a referral for […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Barbara Geisser, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, MS, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrinology, UCLA Neurology


March 31, 2019

I had a hole in my head!

By Egp99 Egp99

So, an interesting thing happened to me 65 days ago… I had brain surgery! More specifically, a middle fossa craniotomy to correct a condition I had been suffering from for five years called Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence or SSCD. The condition is caused by a hole in your balance canal upon which the brain rests […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Quinton Gopen, patient stories, skull base surgery, SSCD, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, UCLA neurosurgery


February 14, 2019

Bergsneider is a rock star surgeon!

By Carl55 Carl55

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is the consummate professional. And not only that – he is extremely kind and a Led Zeppelin fan! All very helpful when you are facing a difficult diagnosis. Amazing fact – he is married to his boss, the incomparable brain surgeon Linda Liau, who is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery […]

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Tags: brain surgery, neurosurgery, patient stories, surgeon


March 29, 2018

Our Journey with RR UCLA Medical Center

By JnJ JnJ

I’m writing this story on behalf of my wife. Back in April 2017, I took my wife to the ER at another hospital. She was incoherent, confused, and had difficulty forming sentences. This is where she was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. Subsequent MRI’s and cerebral angiogram were performed which then confirmed that she […]

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Tags: blood flow, brain surgery, bypass surgery, cerebral angiogram, CT scans, Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Wang, ER, Maddie's Room, Moyamoya, Moyamoya disease, MRI


March 30, 2017

Gio’s Journey

By ronniesilveirajr ronniesilveirajr

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels when they receive such a diagnosis in regards to their child. A frenzy of questions and concerns enter the mind at lightning speed along with a sense of dread that […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Raman Sankar, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, featured, neurosurgery, patient stories, pediatric neurosurgery program, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital