endocrine surgery

I've found a lump in my throat for maybe about 6-7 years and I wanted to get it checked to get it removed as I didn't know what it was. I then found out it was thyroid cancer. I came to UCLA medical group and Dr. Livhits found 4 nodules [...]

By Happy Patient • October 26, 2016

My doctor and I had been in the "watchful waiting" mode for 10 years, monitoring the levels of PTH and calcium in my blood. The levels were above normal for years, but hovered at the same place, a little high, but not an urgent situation requiring surgery. That is until [...]

By jprovisor • October 10, 2016

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan [...]

By rpodway • October 10, 2016

After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, I wasn't very worried because [...]

By bserna • September 13, 2016

Thanks to a friend who said, "Hey what's the matter with your neck?" I saw my PCP and then started going through the battery of tests-, blood test, ultrasound, mri and from the mri they thought it was a lipoma. I did some research online, the internet is a wealth [...]

By e.cross74 • September 13, 2016

For a couple of years I had a mass growing in my neck, that I wasn't really aware of , but my mom and friends noticed it. The first time I had it checked out, they said it was nothing, I had it checked again by a specialist when I [...]

By loera.nena • September 13, 2016

In my 20s my thyroid was enlarged so they just watched it for years. Eventually, my thyroid levels were rising , but not dangerously so. I watched the progress with my doctor. Eventually to avoid bone loss and potential malignancies due to many nodules. (He likened it to a bunch [...]

By kwacm2k • September 12, 2016

I went to my primary care physician for a routine check and that's when I found out I had high calcium. The PCP did a thyroid scan, He didn't see any enlargement, but he could enlargement so recommended I see Dr. Yeh. Dr. Yeh did an ultrasound and saw the [...]

By gicky211 • September 12, 2016

I had a history of kidney stones and high calcium diagnosed as a parathyroid issue. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and had one of my parathyroids successfully removed. Minimal post surgery issues included tenderness and soreness when swallowing and a lump on the throat, but slowly going away. My [...]

By mpoussin • August 17, 2016

This story was submitted by an anonymous patient. MY STORY: I’m a 51 year old mother, business owner and speaker. During a check up for something unrelated, my primary doctor found a thyroid nodule. I had a scan, a needle biopsy and then got the call that brings you [...]

By uclahealth • August 3, 2016