Items Tagged ‘endocrine surgery’

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 29, 2017

A+ Experience

By Meche Meche

I wanted to come to UCLA because they have the best doctors, the best equipment and are the most up-to-date. I only trust UCLA. People treated me so well from the receptionist on. Dr. Livhits is an angel. She answered all my questions. I felt confident with her. Everything was A+.

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


April 13, 2017

My parathyroidism

By yogak yogak

It was scary to be diagnosed with parathyroidism but meeting Dr. Yeh was reassuring. It all proceeded fairly quickly and went according to what he had told me. Coming out of surgery it went as I had been told. No pain. Tingling in fingers was controlled by calcium and my energy came back. I was […]

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Tags: calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, energy, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, tingling, tingling in fingers


March 30, 2017

Grateful for Dr. Yeh

By luz1 luz1

Dr. Michael Yeh is one of my favorite doctors because he gave me a chance to live longer by performing an extraordinary surgery on me. He is an amazing human being and he’s a very kind and caring man. I will be grateful to him for the rest of my life.  Thank U Dr. Yeh!

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Tags: Complete Thyroidectomy, Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgeon, endocrine surgery, hyperparathyroid surgery, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 30, 2017

Thank you Dr. Michael Yeh

By cyndi1 cyndi1

Dr. Michael Yeh saved my father’s life. He surgically removed a very rare growth called a Paraganglioma from his adrenal gland five years ago. The surgery was a success and my dad is doing well today at age 87. We are convinced that Dr. Yeh’s skill, compassion and competence made all the difference in this […]

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


March 28, 2017

My journey with Dr. Michael Yeh and my thyroid cancer

By sharonjc sharonjc

I am so thankful for Dr. Michael Yeh who did my second thyroid cancer surgery. After removing some cancerous tumors he discovered another small one attached to my laryngeal nerve, he made the decision not to remove it because it would have changed my voice and the quality of my life. Afterwards he also said […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, radiation, thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 2, 2016

My visit with UCLA Endocrine Surgery

By Julita Julita

I found myself at UCLA through word of mouth, when the nodule was found. My mom mentioned that UCLA was a teaching and research based hospital and thus they are cutting edge and more open in general. I found Dr. Livhits through Dr. Hershman Making the choice to have surgery was really hard on me. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jerome Hershman, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, large nodule, malignancy, nodule, patient stories, surgery


October 31, 2016

My halloween adventure

By Veronica Veronica

What brought me to the Endocrine Center was due to a natural TIA I had, which is a transient ischemic attack which is like a mini stroke. I then had an ultrasound on the carotid artery which incidentally is where they found the nodule on the thyroid. When I was referred to Dr. Livhits, I […]

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Tags: carotid artery, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, mini stroke, natural TIA, nodule, patient stories, stroke, thyroid, transient ischemic attack


October 26, 2016

Dr. Livhits and the team works as one!

By Peter_LA Peter_LA

My primary physician is with UCLA and the diagnosis came about because my blood pressure was uncontrollably high. My GP ordered a blood test that showed low potassium levels which was a red flag for high aldersterone. This red flag caused further investigation on the adrenal gland where the aldosterone comes from. The scan showed […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, aldersterone, blood test, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, high blood pressure, low potassium, patient stories, tumor