Items Tagged ‘kidney stones’

Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

June 24, 2019

Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

By SANTA SANTA

I’m writing to commend UCLA Health, the UCLA Endocrine Center & the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for my recent successful minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Masha Livhits and Dr. Lauren Orr reviewed the pre-op material submitted by my General Practitioner in Alaska, personally examined, and successfully operated on me less than a week ago. And, […]

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Tags: Dr. Lauren Orr, Dr. Masha Livhits, featured, high blood calcium level, kidney stones, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid glands, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 5, 2018

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Wait Any Longer

By Jules Jules

During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out that my blood Calcium levels […]

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Tags: blood calcium levels, blood test, bone density, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, enlarged parathyroid gland, exercise, kidney stones, osteoporosis, patient stories, pre-op


June 28, 2017

It started with a Kidney Stone

By akatrikh akatrikh

It all started with recurrent kidney stones. My kidney specialist was giving me medications to lower my calcium levels, however this was masking the hidden parathyroid problem that was creating the high levels of Calcium. When I visited Dr. Yeh, I was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. I had no idea I had this condition because […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney specialist, kidney stones, lower calcium levels, parathyroid problem, patient stories, primary hyperparathyroidism


November 14, 2016

Parathyroidectomy

By parry parry

I went to the ER for kidney stones and the urologist, upon seeing the calcium level in my blood recommended I see an endocrinologist. After the endocrinologist reviewed my scan of my parathyroid he recommended I see Dr. Masha Livhits. Dr. Livhits did an ultrasound of my neck and was able to see the tumor […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, ER, kidney stones, parathyroid, patient stories, soreness, tingling


August 17, 2016

Hyperparathyroid Surgery

By mpoussin mpoussin

I had a history of kidney stones and high calcium diagnosed as a parathyroid issue. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and had one of my parathyroids successfully removed. Minimal post surgery issues included tenderness and soreness when swallowing and a lump on the throat, but slowly going away. My energy has improved since surgery. […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrine surgery, high calcium, hyperparathyroid, hyperparathyroid surgery, kidney stones, parathyroid disease, patient stories


August 5, 2016

Urology Team Rocks

By filtzp filtzp

My husband, Robert, has been dealing with trouble with retention when urinating, due to damage to his sphincster muscle not working after radiation. He had a TURP done and also a AMS800 device put in to help control the bladder. Things were great for about 3-4 years and then just recently he started having the […]

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Tags: bladder, bladder control, CYSTO, Dr. Ja-Hong Kim, kidney stones, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan Medical UCLA Medical Center, TURP, urology