Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

January 18th, 2018

Found the Right Doctor!

By Jen gatchi2

I live in Las Vegas. My endocrinologist there told me my calcium level was high but said I could either wait and monitor it or have surgery. What I didn’t know as the pros and cons were not really explained is that waiting could make the problem worse. As I didn’t have any symptoms, I […]

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Tags: bone density, calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high calcium levels, osteoporosis, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrinology

November 29th, 2017

Holy Cannoli I Have Cancer

By Sara sararay

I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, which tends to be rare for someone my age because I’m only 22. In contrast to the lack of symptoms most people have, I was experiencing some pain in my neck that led me to visit a doctor to get tests done. When I received the diagnosis of […]

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Tags: cancer, endocrine, Endocrine Center, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post op treatment, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center

November 29th, 2017

Very Grateful

By Happy patient prbermann

The office was amazing right from the first call to the receptionist. I felt taken care of from the get-go.I got an appointment quickly and was given a thorough exam. I was sent to the hospital right away for a biopsy and found out surgery was required. I was thankful that was taken care of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, appointment, biopsy, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, exam, nursing staff, patient stories, post -op, surgeons

November 1st, 2017

Full thyroidectomy

By Monica monicaydiaz

I came to Dr. Yeh since my dad had been a patient of his. I liked how personable he was, how he gave simple explanations and made sure the diagnosis was understood. He took his time and answered all questions – I never felt rushed. He shared information and was very informative. I had a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, full thyroidectomy, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, surgical team, UCLA Endocrinology

October 30th, 2017

Great Doctor

By A7482 msvancesr4

Dr. Livitz was great, she listened to my concerns and she talked to me and went forward with the operation. The communication from the doctor and my wife and me was great because everyone was on the same page. The experience was great; they had students come in and let them due to the pre-op […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, patient stories, surgical team, UCLA Endocrinology

October 6th, 2017

Class Act from start to finish

By Peggy peggyhon

From the time I contacted UCLA through surgery, UCLA was organized, right on, polite and answered all questions. On the day of surgery, everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh and his assistant asked if I had any concerns but I had no anxiety. Dr. Yeh even held my hand. I loved that he did that – […]

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Tags: Anxiety, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Santa Monica

October 5th, 2017

Good Place to have Surgery

By Al allotfi80

Prior to coming here, I had a hard time swallowing solid food. It felt like I was choking. It turned out I had large nodules. Dr. Sarah Kim sent me to Dr. Yeh and I had surgery. It went well. I stayed overnight and then went home. I had some pain and nausea. Since then […]

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Tags: choking, Dr. Sarah Kim, endocrine, endocrinology, large nodules, patient stories, surgery, swallowing solid food, UCLA Endocrine Center

October 4th, 2017

A quick fix

By Nana lyallen

Every step of the way was very reassuring. Dr. Yeh is such a positive warm person. He looks at you deeply rather than superficially. The nurse practitioner was very warm and reassuring. I was given options and told the choice was up to me. Surgery or to just watch it. I chose surgery. I was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, joint pain, nurse practitioner, pain meds, patient stories, sore throat, stiff neck, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

October 4th, 2017

A very positive experience

By Alexa alexross

The surgery went fine. I got great care from Dr. Livhits and her team. I am doing well and got excellent results. I feel like I am getting back to my old self and it is noticeable to other people. It was a very positive experience.

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

October 3rd, 2017

Happy Ending

By Bridgetci bridget0801

I had a lump and was told there was a 50-50 chance it was cancer. I was told by someone that I needed surgery for complete removal. Dr. Livhits was very positive. She said that although there was a chance a second surgery could be needed that if I wanted partial removal it made sense […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, pain medication, patient stories, precancerous lump, second surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center