Items Tagged ‘Dr. Masha Lihvits’

November 3, 2017

When You’ve Done Your Best, Everything Falls into Place

By CalOrchid CalOrchid

I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer in late August and received surgery 5 weeks following the diagnosis. I had been noticing several benign nodules with a previous physician, but he disregarded them and closed the case. Unsatisfied with this conclusion, I remained adamant to find another endocrinologist who would explore the issue further. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, medullary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine


November 2, 2017

My Experience with My Adrenal Gland which I Never Knew I Had

By Shirley Shirley

I never even knew it was there until I had a CAT scan. I’d never heard of it, so when I found out about my diagnosis of a tumor on my adrenal gland I was a bit scared. The doctor recommended that I see Dr. Lihvits, and after meeting with her she explained to me […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, CAT scan, Dr. Masha Lihvits, patient stories, surgery, tumor


October 31, 2017

Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By A5893 A5893

Overall experience was really good, she explained the entire process and did a really good job with the surgery. Id recommend her to anybody that would need these type of services.

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Tags: Dr. Masha Lihvits, patient stories


September 21, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. Dr. Lihvits took out both […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Masha Lihvits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroidism, patient stories


September 18, 2017

Unfamiliar Diagnosis

By slpculvercity slpculvercity

I was referred by my internist Dr. Elizabeth Ko to Dr. Masha Lihvits for a consult regarding high Calcium counts. The results showed the need to remove a parathyroid gland. This diagnosis was unfamiliar to me, but after my initial visit with Dr. Lihvits, I was comfortable and confident that it would be a quick […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Lihvits, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high Calcium counts, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Monica, ucla endocrine cetner, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


September 16, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally Sally

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision


September 15, 2017

Fast Recovery

By baileymkirshner baileymkirshner

I received a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a tumor in my thyroid that had to be removed. I got an ultrasound in June with a physician outside of UCLA and was only notified of my need for a biopsy 3 weeks after. I immediately got a biopsy and the results came […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post surgery appointments, procedures, solid foods, surgery, trouble swallowing