Items Tagged ‘Graves’ disease’

October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue Blue

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center

June 21, 2018

Hyperthyroidism No More!

By JodiC JodiC

I suffered from Hyperthyroidism and was diagnosed Graves disease by my endocrinologist who referred me to Dr. Yeh for a total thyroidrectomy. I live in Orange County and initially was nervous about having surgery but after interacting with Dr. Yeh, who was very knowledgeable, I feet very comfortable and at ease. Everyone I interacted with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgery, total thyroidrectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

June 2, 2017

Graves Disease

By boogiejohnson boogiejohnson

Around 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with graves disease and I figured I need to go to the doctor because my eyes and my neck were swollen. Ive had it for 3 and a half years and at first the doctors just gave me medicine but it wasn’t working and there was a bunch […]

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Tags: Graves’ disease, patient stories, radiation iodine, radiation iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid gland

June 1, 2017

Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By miscandme miscandme

I was first diagnosed back in October 2015 with graves disease. At first I didn’t want to jump into an extreme decision. I took my time to decide between definitive treatments which were eradicative iodine or a complete thyroidectomy. I Consulted with Dr. Livhitz and it took many months to decide to have the surgery, […]

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Tags: Complete Thyroidectomy, Dr. Masha Livhits, eradicative iodine, Graves’ disease, patient stories, surgery

August 17, 2016

my post thyroidectomy

By alisapurifico alisapurifico

I am a 27-year old female, I really bad case of Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism). I had it for just shy of 4 years. My condition was uncontrollable with medication. In fact, it kept getting worse. Dr. Livhits & Dr. Ahn worked together and advised me it was best to remove the the thyroid before things […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, thyroid, thyroidectomy

Doheny Eye Center UCLA Offers Vision-Saving Research and Treatment

June 10, 2016

Doheny Eye Center UCLA Offers Vision-Saving Research and Treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Two years ago, UCLA Stein Eye Institute joined forces with Doheny Eye Institute, a vision-research center founded almost 70 years ago. The result was the creation of Doheny Eye Center UCLA. “With the opening of three Doheny Eye Center UCLA locations, we were able to expand our services to provide more convenient care to residents […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA, Doheny Eye Center UCLA Arcadia, Doheny Eye Center UCLA Orange County, Dr. Alfredo A. Sadun, Dr. John A. Irvine, Graves’ disease, macular degeneration, neuro-ophthalmologist, ophthalmology, Stein Eye Center in Santa Monica, UCLA Stein Eye Institute in Westwood