Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

April 13th, 2017

My exceptional experience with Dr. Yeh

By uni uni

I was referred by Dr. Ahamati and I cross-referenced the referral with a girlfriend who is a doctor who said Dr. Yeh is so good that her mother had flown in from Europe to get her thyroid removed by him. So, I had two excellent, high level, informed referrals. The most important thing about Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Sheila Ahmadi, endocrine, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid removal, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 30th, 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


First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

December 12th, 2016

First double adrenal gland removal at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis,” says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess steroid hormones. “Even though the […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, adrenalectomy, bilateral retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, hormones, patient stories, retroperitoneal adrenalectomy, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, steroid


November 28th, 2016

Cancer and comedy both start with C.

By laura12 laura12

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries and old love letters, so […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, lymph nodes, parathyroid disease, patient stories, radiation, Reaven's Syndrome, scar, scars, support group


November 14th, 2016

A second chance – UCLA Endocrine Center “Got It Right”!

By one happy camper one happy camper

Having been to both the world famous center for parathyroid surgery in Florida and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of UCLA, I feel I am in a position to offer my opinion on my experiences. After having surgery at the aforementioned, and then discovering that I wasn’t completely cured after my parathyroidectomy, I researched further […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgeon


November 14th, 2016

Parathyroidectomy

By parry parry

I went to the ER for kidney stones and the urologist, upon seeing the calcium level in my blood recommended I see an endocrinologist. After the endocrinologist reviewed my scan of my parathyroid he recommended I see Dr. Masha Livhits. Dr. Livhits did an ultrasound of my neck and was able to see the tumor […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, ER, kidney stones, parathyroid, patient stories, soreness, tingling


November 14th, 2016

Parathyroidectomy a Success

By parathyroidpateient parathyroidpateient

For practically five years my calcium levels have consistently increased. I saw three endocrinologists, none of whom could locate a growth on any scan. The last one said the issue could be found so she referred me to Dr. Yeh. I saw Dr. Yeh and after an ultrasound and seistimebe scan he found the growth […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologists, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, seistimebe scan, ultrasound


November 2nd, 2016

My visit with UCLA Endocrine Surgery

By Julita jgarro

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 31st, 2016

My halloween adventure

By Veronica swirlgrl

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 26th, 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