Items Tagged ‘Dr. Masha Livhits’

November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM RamonaM

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 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat Pat

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco marco

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


September 13, 2018

Success with Dr. Livhits

By Mark Mark

A couple years ago, I started having abdominal pain on my left side every couple of months, so I went to the doctor and they found a 4 cm cyst. They initially told me that I would not need surgery and that it would pop on its own. However, the pain started becoming more frequent […]

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Tags: abdominal pain, benign cyst, CT scan, cyst, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


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


September 5, 2018

Wanted the Best

By Pichona Pichona

When Pichona was f-sister went to the 4, her older half sister went to the hospital due to pain in her back. She had an ultrasound and was found to be positive for a genetic cancer. So, they wanted to see if siblings had the same issue. Since they weren’t sure if it was passed […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, family testing, genetic cancer, Orange County, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


August 31, 2018

Nat’s Adventure

By Nat Nat

From a CT scan, my doctor found something on top of my adrenal gland and decided that the whole adrenal gland should be removed just in case it was a tumor. My results came back good and the cut that Dr. Livhits made is also good and healing well. My hospital stay was good; however, […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian The Brave Russian

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


August 25, 2018

Everything is Great Now

By Maria Maria

I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. I had surgery 6 weeks later. Everything is […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


August 25, 2018

I Got My Energy Back

By Hong Hong

A couple of years ago, I got tired very easily and had low energy. At first I thought it might be getting older or stress at work but eventually I went to the doctor. I was told after test that my potassium was low. This was in 2016. At the end of that year, I […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, high blood pressure, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center