endocrinology

After labor day when I found a lump. I went to my GP and then I contacted an endocrinologist who verified that there was something there. She recommended me to Dr. Yeh and got lucky and came up. It was all very fast; it was a month and a half [...]

By Schell • December 4, 2017

I have been healthy all my life so finding out that I had a disease and needed surgery was very alarming to me. I didn't want to believe it and started doing research on my computer. It all kept pointing back to surgery. But I was still hesitant as I [...]

By Maria • December 3, 2017

I had a routine test - a blood panel- and was told my calcium level was high. I was referred to an endocrinologist who told me I needed to have it out. I did my own research and confirmed that my parathyroid needed to be removed. My daughter has been [...]

By Pursuit • December 2, 2017

1 1/2 years ago my primary doctor said my calcium level was high. He referred me for a nuclear scan which showed I had an adenoma. But the doctor never followed up after that so nothing happened. When I next went to see him, he again said my calcium was [...]

By Bob • December 2, 2017

After diagnosis I did a lot of research on the internet and saw diagrams - and by accident a complete surgery which frightened me. But when I saw Dr. Livhits, she made me feel more comfortable. I entered the hospital with my husband at my side which put me at [...]

By Scared • December 1, 2017

“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. “She had me get a CT scan, and the left side [...]

By uclahealth • November 30, 2017

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address [...]

By G1951 • November 29, 2017

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 [...]

By Happy patient • November 29, 2017

I wanted to come to UCLA because they have the best doctors, the best equipment and are the most up-to-date. I only trust UCLA. People treated me so well from the receptionist on. Dr. Livhits is an angel. She answered all my questions. I felt confident with her. Everything was [...]

By Meche • November 29, 2017

I went to have my hearing checked and that's when I found out about a nodule in my left thyroid. It was really scary when I first found out. When I came to UCLA, the doctors checked it with an ultrasound and decided to have it removed with surgery. The [...]

By Rob • November 9, 2017