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Dr. Maie St. John

I was looking in the mirror today and I can't believe it's been exactly one month since my parotid surgery at UCLA with Dr. Maie St John. I am healing so well that the scars are barely [...]

By Frances6000 • February 4, 2020

Seven years ago, I noticed a small lump at the back of my throat. At a dentist appointment, I asked about it, and was sent to an ENT. The ENT sent me to have an MRI, and following that, I was sent to a surgeon at UCLA to discuss. At [...]

By Cory • September 27, 2019
Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. [...]
By Libby • September 19, 2018
It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My [...]
By Nicole15 • August 24, 2018
Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo and radiation locally in the Palm Desert area. The initial post treatment PET scan showed residual/persistent cancer in the tongue and a lymph node. [...]
By BobM • June 22, 2018
On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a [...]
By P • April 13, 2018
My story begins with other physicians advising me that the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery Department was the only place to receive comprehensive treatment for my head and neck related invasive skin cancer. Following that advice, I began a journey with the UCLA Medical Center that not [...]
By john12 • February 22, 2017
Caring, Competence, Teamwork and Good Results My dermatologist told me the biopsy indicated that the growth located on my face between my left ear and eye was Melanoma. He referred me to Dr. Fritz Eilber at UCLA, whom I met the day after [...]
By berniehamilton • July 7, 2016
For my entire life I’ve been the epitome of healthy, fortunate enough to not even so much as get a cold for the past 10 years. Shortly after turning 30, I had a growth on my tongue that I couldn’t get rid of. After seeing my dentist and having it [...]
By Anonymous-98352 • June 6, 2016
In 2015 my husband was diagnosed with radiation induced sarcoma. The tumor was in an area that would require massive reconstruction of his face/jaw. Needless to say, we were very scared but not having the surgery was not an option. We were referred to UCLA for treatment. We met
By rappvio • April 27, 2016