Items Tagged ‘calcium level’

December 21, 2018

The Cherry on Top

By VT VT

I was told I have hyperthyroid and referred to Dr. Livhits. My calcium level was high and in surgery Dr. Livhits found hyperparathyroid. I was in surgery for 3 1/2 hours. The surgery went really well- no swelling, no pain. Dr. Livhits did a great job and I am happy with the outcome.The cherry on […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, hyperparathyroid, hyperthyroidm, patient stories


September 6, 2018

Fatigue is Gone!

By Baby nurse Baby nurse

I had extreme fatigue. I am usually energetic but I found I needed naps. I am a nurse who was working 12 hour shifts but had to reduce it to 8 hours. My calcium level was high and so was my parathyroid level. I had osteoporosis. My endocrinologist said I needed a parathyroidectomy and that […]

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Tags: aromatherapy, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, extreme fatigue, osteoporosis, parathyroid level, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 17, 2018

My Experience Battling Cancer

By CKFM CKFM

I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. The endocrinologist had just been […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium level, cancer, chemotherapy, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Robert Chin, endocrinologist, patient stories, primary care physician, radiology, scarring


May 15, 2018

Rejuvenating Experience

By Senior Senior

I had kidney stone surgery which went well. Then I had a growth on the back of my head – another operation. I developed an infection and tests were run. My calcium level was high indicating a problem. My parathyroid was enlarged. I met with Dr. Livhits. She did surgery to remove it. She did […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, infection, kidney stone, kidney stone surgery, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 4, 2018

No more trips to the ER

By Nancy Nancy

I came to UCLA for a kidney transplant. They discovered a problem with my parathyroid.l My calcium level was high and I ER vihad to keep going into the ER. They tried to control it with medications but it didn’t prevent the problem. I agreed to surgery as I did not want to keep going […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney transplant, medications, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


January 18, 2018

Found the Right Doctor!

By Jen Jen

I live in Las Vegas. My endocrinologist there told me my calcium level was high but said I could either wait and monitor it or have surgery. What I didn’t know as the pros and cons were not really explained is that waiting could make the problem worse. As I didn’t have any symptoms, I […]

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Tags: bone density, calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high calcium levels, osteoporosis, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrinology


September 9, 2017

Positive experience, positive results

By Mike Mike

My calcium level was high. We monitored for a year – then decided something was up with my parathyroid. I scheduled surgery with Dr. Yeh as my husband had previously had surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had seen my husband’s scar after the surgery and knew how good Dr. Yeh is. The preliminary tests couldn’t […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner


August 7, 2017

Thrilled with the Outcome

By eschill142 eschill142

I had hypercalcemia and low vitamin D for over 10 years. A year ago I went to see my endocrinologist who said my calcium level was dangerously high. An option to correct it was surgery. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and my thyroid was biopsied. Surgery was recommended. I was glad it was minimally […]

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Tags: biopsied, calcium level, Dr. Livhits, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hypercalcemia, low vitamin D, minimally invasive, no scar, patient stories, sore throat


July 27, 2017

Pushing Through It

By saremihaniyeh saremihaniyeh

I got my ears pierced on March 20. 2 days later, I was with the school nurse to have her help me clean the wounds. I felt dizzy and nauseous and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I felt like I was asleep and I heard someone calling my name. I […]

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Tags: adrenal surgery, benign, calcium level, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, ER, fainting, genetic testing, heart rate racing


November 14, 2016

Parathyroidectomy

By parry parry

I went to the ER for kidney stones and the urologist, upon seeing the calcium level in my blood recommended I see an endocrinologist. After the endocrinologist reviewed my scan of my parathyroid he recommended I see Dr. Masha Livhits. Dr. Livhits did an ultrasound of my neck and was able to see the tumor […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, ER, kidney stones, parathyroid, patient stories, soreness, tingling