Items Tagged ‘hyperthyroidism’

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

August 23, 2018

Unexpected Surgery Due to Hypothyroidism

By David David

I originally had heart palpitations which is when I found out I had hyperthyroidism. I was then referred to an endocrinologist when they discovered that my thyroid levels were really high. That was when I found out I needed a total thyroidectomy done. I felt very comfortable about the surgery team and the rest of […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgery, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu Lulu

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories

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

January 12, 2018


By Terry777 Terry777

When I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism I was experiencing a lot of symptoms that I couldn’t explain and with my diagnoses I gained a sense of sanity as there was now a concrete explanation as to why I was feeling this way. I had a lot of confidence in the outcome of my treatment […]

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Tags: Dr. David Ahn, Dr. Masha Livhits, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgeon, symptoms, UCLA endocrinologist

December 6, 2017

A Happy Ending

By Sonja Sonja

I’ve been having a problem with hyperthyroidism for 35 years, but I always put it off because I felt well and never felt a need for treatment. When I visited Dr. Yeh 3 years ago due to high Calcium levels in my blood test, I was advised to do something about it. Recently, I had […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium levels, hyperthyroidism, kidney stone, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

September 20, 2017

When You’re in Good Hands

By Saul Saul

From the very beginning, Dr. Yeh made me feel very comfortable and took the time to walk me through everything, ensuring that I had a firm grasp on my diagnosis as well as the next steps of treatment. I had my daughter and wife with me for my first visit and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism […]

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Tags: anesthesiologists, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, nurses, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer

September 8, 2017

Get it out and be done with it!

By Syd Syd

I had an endocrinologist that I liked that was monitoring my hyperthyroidism but she moved away. I had new nodules but every 6 months there were more. Dr. Livhits had seen me and said no need for surgery at that time but when the risk increased to the 40% level we decided to proceed. Also […]

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Tags: benign, constant biopsies, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, incisional pain, new nodules, no surgery, pain medicine, pathology report, patient stories

October 10, 2016

Surgery For Hyperthyroidism “Sure Worth It”

By rpodway rpodway

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan to look for diseased parathyroid […]

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Tags: blood draw, blood tests, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, elevated calcium level, endocrine, endocrine surgery, hair loss, hormone, hormone doctor, hyperparathyroidism

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