Items Tagged ‘endocrine surgery’

Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

September 6, 2019

Fixing Santa Claus’ Hyperparathyroidism

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, Alaska, there may not be […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, featured, hyperparathyroidism, Masha Livhits MD, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


On Santa's 'Nice List'

September 1, 2019

On Santa’s ‘Nice List’

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“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a parathyroidectomy. “One urologist suggested I have a blood calcium level test and it turned out I had an abnormally high blood calcium level. […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, featured, Masha Livhits MD, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Grateful Grateful

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


February 7, 2018

No More Fatigue

By KM KM

The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I’m normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My […]

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Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist


February 4, 2018

He’s a Great Doctor!

By Jack Jack

I was diagnosed in 2016 with Hashimoto’s disease. My primary referred me to an endocrinologist in Pasadena who said we would keep an eye on it. Blood work followup was done after 2 months but the doctor told me I didn’t need to do anything. I felt something was wrong but the doctor disagreed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, Hashimoto's Disease, patient stories, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasounsd


February 3, 2018

Cats Meow

By OS OS

My experience has been really good with Dr. Yeh. Ive had issues with my thyroid since my thirties because I had thyroid nodules. Ive been taking thyroid replacements. They went in and did a thyroidectomy and it was so large that it was pressing against my windpipe. The other issue is that I had a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid replacements, UCLA Endocrinology, windpipe


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