Items Tagged ‘Endocrine Center’

October 14, 2019

Adrenaline-producing Adrenal Tumor (Pheochromocytoma)

By JSL67 JSL67

I was referred to UCLA Department of Endocrine Surgery by my cardiologist after having hot flashes, sweating and high blood pressure. I had a cardiac work-up and ultrasound of my organs. A small mass was seen on my adrenal gland. i followed my doctor’s instructions and contacted UCLA. Initially seeing Dr. Michael Yeh and then […]

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Tags: endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid surgery


October 14, 2019

Dr. Livhits and my Parathyroid

By So Cal So Cal

I am feeling much better! I have no pain from the surgery and I’m healing quite well. I’m really happy that I chose Dr. Masha Livhits as my surgeon. She patiently explained everything I needed to know before the surgery and gave me good information after my surgery as to what I should follow up […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Parathyroid surgery

By Sharon96 Sharon96

I am amazed at this brilliant, young doctor after having my parathyroid surgery. I had very little short lived pain, and a very fast recovery. If anyone out there is in need of this surgery, Dr. Masha Livhits is the one to perform it. She also has a great bedside manner. I felt very safe in […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 21, 2018

Hyperthyroidism No More!

By JodiC JodiC

I suffered from Hyperthyroidism and was diagnosed Graves disease by my endocrinologist who referred me to Dr. Yeh for a total thyroidrectomy. I live in Orange County and initially was nervous about having surgery but after interacting with Dr. Yeh, who was very knowledgeable, I feet very comfortable and at ease. Everyone I interacted with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgery, total thyroidrectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


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


February 1, 2018

The Best Cancer To Have

By DS3737 DS3737

I found out that I had thyroid cancer in a weird way. I had a CT scan on my lungs and it showed up. I went to have a test to see if it was suspicious and it was and they did a biopsy which was positive. I went to see Dr. Ann who referred […]

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Tags: biopsy, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, radioactive pill, sore throat, surgery, thyroid cancer


January 31, 2018

A Plus

By Mary Mary

I work for an ENT. He was buying an ultrasound machine and was testing the machine on his staff. When it was my turn, he noticed a lymph node on the right side and then on the left. He told me I should see an endocrinologist. This was late in 2010. I was diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, scar tissue, speech problems, surgery, total thyroidectomy, ucla endocrine, ultrasound


January 31, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By pt7483 pt7483

I went to see my primary care physician for my physical. I told her I would like to have an ultrasound of my carotid artery because I had a 20 percent blockage. She did the test and found out that I had a nodule on the right side of my thyroid. She ordered for me […]

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Tags: carotid artery, DNA test, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, natal biopsy, nodules, parathyroid, patient stories, primary care physician, surgery, thyroid


January 30, 2018

UCLA treats you like a VIP

By Molly Molly

When you are diagnosed with cancer lots of things go through your head. I was anxious, fearful and uncertain. Then I got to UCLA and met with Dr. Yeh. He helped to build my confidence. I was very impressed with him as a doctor and a surgeon. He told me I had great odds and […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery


January 29, 2018

Yay for Dr. Yeh and Team!

By ziggy ziggy

Around 7 years ago I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid – I experienced symptoms of fatigue, irritability, and heat sensitivity. My physician monitored the condition for a while and put me on Mezamazoline, a thyroid hormone therapy. Through an ultrasound, the doctors found that I had a goiter and they tried performing a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. George Yen, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, goiter, Mezamazoline, overactive thyroid, patient stories, radiologist, surgery, thyroid hormone therapy