Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

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


October 2nd, 2017

Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis

By Kaizer Sose mikahwilliams

I was scared when I first found out about my diagnosis over the phone. Yet after learning about thyroid cancer from Dr. Livhits she put me at ease and I was comfortable with going through with surgery. I would recommend that people get tested right away to ensure a positive outcome.

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


October 1st, 2017

Text Book Pheochromocytoma All Good Now

By SK Runner sksrunner

Once I was diagnosed with a pheocrhomocytoma I was very worried but after doing research and consulting the UCLA staff in the Endocrine Center I was confident that I was in the best hands. Dr. Yeh and Dr. Livhits explained my diagnosis and road-mapped my treatment and process back to health very effectively. My recovery […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma Treatment, pheocrhomocytoma, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 29th, 2017

Parathyriod Tumor

By Dev devmyshal

I was diagnosed with a Parathyroid tumor a few years ago but was afraid to have surgery. Dr. Yeh was highly recommended and I happened to meet a couple of people who had surgery by him. I decided to come to UCLA from Orange County and my experience with Dr. Yeh has been wonderful from […]

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Tags: consultation, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, Orange County, parathyroid tumor, patient stories, post-op visit, UCLA Endocrine Center