Items Tagged ‘Endocrine Center’

January 26, 2018

Second surgery

By Side of the Rice Field Side of the Rice Field

My original thyroidectomy was 5 1/2 years ago. My globulin was always too high so I had followups every 3 months. I had two rounds of radioactive iodine but it still did not kill the cancer. My lymph node was growing rapidly so my endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh. He scheduled surgery within the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, globulin, lymph node, patient stories, post surgery, radioactive iodine, surgery, thyroidectomy


December 4, 2017

Great Experience

By w91029 w91029

I was admitted to UCLA hospital with a number of diseases which I attribute to a hyperthyroid which caused me to get very sick in July. In august I went to Ronald Reagan and spent two and half weeks then in rehab. Came home and I wasn’t getting better, and ended up seeing a different […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart failure, heart test, hyperthyroid, immune system, operating room, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


December 3, 2017

The Most Hesitant

By Maria Maria

I have been healthy all my life so finding out that I had a disease and needed surgery was very alarming to me. I didn’t want to believe it and started doing research on my computer. It all kept pointing back to surgery. But I was still hesitant as I had always believed surgery was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


December 2, 2017

My Short Story

By Pursuit Pursuit

I had a routine test – a blood panel- and was told my calcium level was high. I was referred to an endocrinologist who told me I needed to have it out. I did my own research and confirmed that my parathyroid needed to be removed. My daughter has been a nurse here at UCLA […]

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Tags: blood panel, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high calcium level, parathyroid, patient stories, routine test, UCLA Endocrine Center


December 2, 2017

Feeling Better

By Bob Bob

1 1/2 years ago my primary doctor said my calcium level was high. He referred me for a nuclear scan which showed I had an adenoma. But the doctor never followed up after that so nothing happened. When I next went to see him, he again said my calcium was high – I asked why […]

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Tags: adenoma, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, high calcium level, nuclear scan, patient stories, primary doctor, Thousand Oaks, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


December 1, 2017

My parathyroid experience

By Scared Scared

After diagnosis I did a lot of research on the internet and saw diagrams – and by accident a complete surgery which frightened me. But when I saw Dr. Livhits, she made me feel more comfortable. I entered the hospital with my husband at my side which put me at ease but I was still […]

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


November 30, 2017

Surgery Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side was growing and drooping behind […]

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Tags: cancer, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fatty lumps, featured, surgery, thyroid nodule, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 29, 2017

Fight On

By G1951 G1951

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address it right away. I failed […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cancer, cancer tumor board, Dr. Deborah Wong, Dr. Michael Wong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, lung nodules, lymph nodes, neck dissection


November 29, 2017

Holy Cannoli I Have Cancer

By Sara Sara

I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, which tends to be rare for someone my age because I’m only 22. In contrast to the lack of symptoms most people have, I was experiencing some pain in my neck that led me to visit a doctor to get tests done. When I received the diagnosis of […]

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Tags: cancer, endocrine, Endocrine Center, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post op treatment, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 29, 2017

Very Grateful

By Happy patient Happy patient

The office was amazing right from the first call to the receptionist. I felt taken care of from the get-go.I got an appointment quickly and was given a thorough exam. I was sent to the hospital right away for a biopsy and found out surgery was required. I was thankful that was taken care of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, appointment, biopsy, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, exam, nursing staff, patient stories, post -op, surgeons