Items Tagged ‘endocrine’

February 3, 2018

Cats Meow


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 Jen

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 Sara

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 29, 2017

Very Grateful

By Happy patient Happy patient

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 1, 2017

Full thyroidectomy

By Monica Monica

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 30, 2017

Great Doctor

By A7482 A7482

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 6, 2017

Class Act from start to finish

By Peggy Peggy

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 5, 2017

Good Place to have Surgery

By Al Al

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 4, 2017

A quick fix

By Nana Nana

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 4, 2017

A very positive experience

By Alexa Alexa

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