hyperparathyroidism

I was referred to Dr Yeh after my primary care physician made a preliminary diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism, based on a reading of the calcium level in a blood sample [...]

By Amazing • February 4, 2020

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, [...]

By uclahealth • September 6, 2019
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, [...]
By MattWF • December 21, 2018
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
By RamonaM • November 6, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 22, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 22, 2018
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 [...]
By The Deepest • January 13, 2018
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 [...]
By Ellen • January 9, 2018
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 By Hayley • December 6, 2017
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 [...]
By sharonjc • March 28, 2017