Items Tagged ‘hyperparathyroidism’

December 21, 2018

Decade of Maturation

By MattWF restorer

As a junior in college, I was diagnosed with full kidney failure in 2007, and went on peritoneal dialysis in 2008 (my first choice). After a major peritonitis in 2010, I had to transfer to in-center hemodialysis. After transferring clinics a few times and moving, I was offered home hemodialysis with NxStage, with was much […]

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Tags: donor kidney, home hemodialysis, hyperparathyroidism, in-center hemodialysis, kidney failure, parathyroid hormone levels, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, surgery


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

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


Do I need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

Do I need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid surgery


When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid levels, primary hyperparathyroidism, surgery


January 13, 2018

An Opera Singer’s Story

By The Deepest perrylbasso

When I was first diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism and a multi-nodular goiter the real possibility that I may lose my voice and my career as a professional opera singer and actor was frighting. My original consult with another surgeon left me seeking a second opinion and better options for me. My wife and I called a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, hyperparathyroidism, multi-nodular goiter, patient stories, surgery


January 9, 2018

Great Experience

By Ellen efsherm51

I was referred to Dr. Yeh by my internist in the South Bay area for hyperparathyroidism. Following my appointment in September, we felt comfortable with his expertise and with the decision to follow through with surgery. My husband and I felt like we were in the best hands and in the presence of the most […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, general anesthesia, hyperparathyroidism, patient stories, South Bay, Tiverton House


December 6, 2017

My Parathyroid Surgery Experience

By Hayley jlspak

I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism after getting a routine bone density scan that showed I was getting osteoporosis. After much research, I found two places where I could receive treatment for my parathyroidism – one in Florida and the UCLA endocrine center. Living in California, I decided it made much more sense to go to […]

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Tags: ambulatory care setting, bone density scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, parathyroidism, patient stories, pre-operation appointment, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 28, 2017

My journey with Dr. Michael Yeh and my thyroid cancer

By sharonjc sharonjc

I am so thankful for Dr. Michael Yeh who did my second thyroid cancer surgery. After removing some cancerous tumors he discovered another small one attached to my laryngeal nerve, he made the decision not to remove it because it would have changed my voice and the quality of my life. Afterwards he also said […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, radiation, thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 25, 2017

Just met and already there for me

By puppy lover puppy lover

Dr. Angela Leung has patiently and devotedly answered all my questions, without rushing me, and has consistently generated peace of mind and confidence that I’m in good hands. I thank her for contributing prolifically to the scientific literature that directly benefits patients like me in the clinical setting.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Angela Leung, endocrinologist, enlarged thyroid, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 23, 2017

Very prompt response

By GREAT FULL keithakaplan

My doctor, Stephanie Smooke, MD, is always there when I ask questions or concerns. She always gets back to me very quickly, which is great when you are waiting for answers. Dr. Smooke always has good referrals to other doctors if I need them. She contacts me first when lab test or ultrasounds are needed. I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, metabolism, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid disorders, UCLA Endocrine Center