Items Tagged ‘endocrinologist’

September 13, 2019

Parathyroidectomy

By KMW kwood

Dr. FaminiI had a parathyroidectomy at UCLA with Dr. Livhitz. Dr. Famini was my endocrinologist. I was so impressed with both of them – they were so patient, caring, smart and skilled. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was for what is really not supposed to be pleasant haha. They explained […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen gouda52

I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 I had a onetime opportunity […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 24, 2019

A good outcome

By Woody woody3082

I was shocked about my diagnosis, but after speaking to Dr. Yeh it was so much easier and I had full confidence. that this would be the outcome we would reach… its all clear and gone. Every person I have met in his staff have made it so easy with appointments or any questions i […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 9, 2019

Great

By shirin12 dradniamd

I love everything about my experience at Dr. Yeh’s clinic. The location at UCLA was great for me and very convenient. Dr. Yeh and the staff was very helpful and kind. From taking care of me before the surgery and after the surgery everything was great. I feel much better and I love this clinic and […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


May 8, 2019

Thyroid Surgery

By Byrnsi miszm68

I had nodules that turned out to be cancer on the right side of thyroid. My endocrinologist suggested that I have the whole thyroid removed as a cautionary measure. Dr. Livhits said she would just take half of it out, why have more out when there isn’t anything suspicious on the left side. i was […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, nodules, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


April 22, 2019

Not a big deal

By Byrnsi miszm68

Thank god for Dr. Barbara Geisser at UCLA neurology who called to say on your MS MRI, “It appears that you have these nodules that I am sure you know about and are being followed.” I said, “I sure am not and don’t know about them.” Dr. Geisser said she would make a referral for […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Barbara Geisser, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, MS, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrinology, UCLA Neurology


February 6, 2019

Easy

By John johnlasker

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh and said to me, “all surgery is difficult except for this one.” The surgery was easy and the recovery was a quick process, everything went well. I am feeling perfect. I was diagnosed 4 months ago, when I was diagnosed I didn’t feel much anxiety but rather a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut mtsandoval64

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 jmacquilkin

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 12, 2018

A Really Good Decision

By Lefty eharrison

I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to Dr. Yeh. I had an adenoma and a […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesiologist, calcium, cyst, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, patient stories, primary care physician, scoliosis, surgery