Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

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


May 9, 2018

My Experience with Dr.Livhits

By GThunter ryuasada

I met Dr. Livhits a few times, and everything was really smooth and her knowledge was great. She was easy to talk to and easy to reach out to. She was so confident. My oncologist highly recommended Dr. Livhits. It was a great experience. I saw her right before the surgery in the operation room […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, oncologist, surgery, ucla endocrine


April 19, 2018

A Young Man’s Tale

By David shahin745

I had pain in my abdomen. It made me nervous as I didn’t know what was wrong. I went to a different hospital that did an ultrasound and thought it was my gallbladder but they were wrong. So I went to another provider that did a CT scan and found a 9mm adrenal mass. When […]

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Tags: adrenal mass, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, gallbladder, ganglial neuroma, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


April 18, 2018

Pleased Patient

By June freshca

Because of issues with my thyroid I was feeling foggy. I had mixed feelings about having surgery. Dr. Yeh came highly recommended and he didn’t disappoint. He calmed me down. When I went in for the surgery everyone was understanding. They knew I was nervous. They explained everything and double checked that I understood what […]

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


April 17, 2018

A Patient’s Journey with MEN 1

By Steven sctanv11

I was diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Type 1, which is a condition that resulted in the development of multiple tumors on my parathyroid glands. MEN Type 1 is relatively rare among the population, so I wanted to make sure I found someone who frequently deals with condition and understands its nuances. Dr. Yeh […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Type 1, parathyroid glands, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgery, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center


February 4, 2018

He’s a Great Doctor!

By Jack jvsabs81193

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 octaviastamps

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


January 18, 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 29, 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