Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

October 14, 2019

Adrenaline-producing Adrenal Tumor (Pheochromocytoma)

By JSL67 JSL67

I was referred to UCLA Department of Endocrine Surgery by my cardiologist after having hot flashes, sweating and high blood pressure. I had a cardiac work-up and ultrasound of my organs. A small mass was seen on my adrenal gland. i followed my doctor’s instructions and contacted UCLA. Initially seeing Dr. Michael Yeh and then […]

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Tags: endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid surgery


October 14, 2019

Dr. Livhits and my Parathyroid

By So Cal So Cal

I am feeling much better! I have no pain from the surgery and I’m healing quite well. I’m really happy that I chose Dr. Masha Livhits as my surgeon. She patiently explained everything I needed to know before the surgery and gave me good information after my surgery as to what I should follow up […]

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


October 14, 2019

Parathyroid surgery

By Sharon96 Sharon96

I am amazed at this brilliant, young doctor after having my parathyroid surgery. I had very little short lived pain, and a very fast recovery. If anyone out there is in need of this surgery, Dr. Masha Livhits is the one to perform it. She also has a great bedside manner. I felt very safe in […]

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


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 GThunter

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 David

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 June

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 Steven

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 Jack

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