Items Tagged ‘endocrine surgery’

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

Life changing experience with Dr. Marsha J. Livhits

By TL TL

I have been diagnosed hypertension and chronic hypokalemia-potassium deficiency over 20 years. For over 20 years, my daily medications are included: 1 Atenolol tablet 50mg, 1 Amloodipine Besylate tablet 10 mg, 6 Klor-con 8meq tablets (potassium). I was in ER, hospitalized for days multiple times due to my potassium deficiency, at 2.5 – 2.8 (normal […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Melody Benjamin, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, endocrinology, endorcine, patient stories


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’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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