Items Tagged ‘endocrinology’

January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Grateful Grateful

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM RamonaM

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 5, 2018

A New Experience

By Cece Cece

First I went to another doctor for my surgery, but I wasn’t happy with the staff. My experience there was very upsetting so I decided to come here because a friend of mine recommended Dr. Yeh to me. When I first walked in, I felt very happy and confident with him. I did the surgery […]

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


November 2, 2018

At Last!

By MusicDebby MusicDebby

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn’t show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who knew me for 20 years […]

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Tags: cancers, diabetic, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium, high PTH, nuclear medicine tests, patient stories, radiation, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 Blue2

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


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat Pat

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 4, 2018

Faboulous Adrenal Surgery Success

By Marco Marco

I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated my diabetic condition. quite miraculous […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, diabetic condition, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin


September 13, 2018

Success with Dr. Livhits

By Mark Mark

A couple years ago, I started having abdominal pain on my left side every couple of months, so I went to the doctor and they found a 4 cm cyst. They initially told me that I would not need surgery and that it would pop on its own. However, the pain started becoming more frequent […]

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Tags: abdominal pain, benign cyst, CT scan, cyst, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 12, 2018

A Really Good Decision

By Lefty Lefty

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