Items Tagged ‘Dr. Micheal Yeh’

August 29, 2018

My Journey with Thyroid Cancer

By Fariba Fariba

Last June, I was diagnosed for papillary thyroid cancer. When I was initially diagnosed, my greatest concern was that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. During my visit the doctor performed an ultrasound and found that the cancer had not spread. I had surgery to remove my entire thyroid gland 2 months later. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinology, lymph nodes, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, thyroid gland, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound

May 22, 2018

Very Professional and Friendly

By Bokie Bokie

Everything went very well this time. This time went really well and I am so happy about the experience. Hopefully my thyroglobulin levels will go down to 0. Everybody was good. Dr. Yeh as good and Jennifer was good.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroglobulin, UCLA Endocrine Center

June 21, 2017

My Experience after Parathyroidectomy

By robbmarcia robbmarcia

I was diagnosed with a parathyroid adenoma, in which one of the growth hormones in my parathyroid glands was highly elevated. If the levels raised too high, it could eventually lead to kidney problems. I’ve been having yearly physicals and recognized that my levels of Calcium have been high for the past 3 years. Leading […]

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Tags: A1 treatment, abnormal heartbeats, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Micheal Yeh, EKG, endocrinologist, growth hormones, kidney problems, parathyroid adenoma, parathyroid glands, patient stories

June 15, 2017

What I learned in the plastic room

By mjf mjf

I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She said they are usually benign but […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, cancer in lymph nodes, Dr. Janice Miyakawa, Dr. Micheal Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Geiger counter, low iodine diet, lymph nodes, nuclear medicine, papillary thyroid cancer

May 28, 2017

Great Experience with Dr.Yeh

By j2017 j2017

My procedure was a parathyroidectomy for high calcium. I had a great experience, and Dr. Yeh was very easy to talk to and caring. It was a really easy surgery with no pain and minimal scarring. Overall it was a very positive experience.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, high calcium, minimal scarring, no pain, parathyroidectomy, patient stories

May 27, 2017

One Year Post Op

By Vi2017 Vi2017

Today is the one year follow up post-surgery and there are no detectable levels of cancer. My TSH levels have equalized and the scar from my surgery is basically non detectable. Dr. Yeh was great and it was a simple amazing process and the recovery time was pretty quick. The recovery was 10 days before […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinologists, patient stories, post surgery, recovery time, scar, surgery, TSH levels

May 26, 2017

My Experience with Pheochromocytoma

By ro2017 ro2017

Pheochromocytoma is not a common disease that is usually distinguishable. I found out that I had pheochromocytoma because in preparation for knee surgery they had found some abnormalities in the scan. It was only after several tests and process of elimination that they were able to narrow it down to pheochromocytoma. At first I put […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, knee surgery, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, tumor

May 22, 2017

Highly professional, very supportive, and very effective

By geezerly geezerly

The care was highly professional, very supportive and very effective. Dr. Yeh took out 2 parathyroid glands that were hyper. The title descriptors are true of UCLA Health in general in my experience My wife also had life saving care at UCLA.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, hyperparathyroid, parathyroid, parathyroid glands, patient stories

May 19, 2017

Unexpected Discovery

By rbertell rbertell

I’m a teacher and have 2 beautiful children who are grown up and self dependent. I had my thyroid removed a few weeks ago because it was found to be cancerous, and I discovered it in an unconventional way. I was in the doctor’s office for something else, and the doctor pointed out that I […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, nodule, nodules, patient stories, support group, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules