Items Tagged ‘kidney transplant’

September 16th, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally rosalinda50

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision


Never giving up hope with kidney disease

July 26th, 2017

Never giving up hope with kidney disease

By soutang99 soutang99

My name is Sou. I was a dialysis patient; I am a peritoneal dialysis nurse and I am also a kidney transplant recipient. In November 2011, I was one of the lucky patient’s to have crossed paths with the world’s best nephrologist, Dr. Anjay Rastogi. Dr. Rastogi and his teams were very compassionate from the […]

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Tags: deceased donor, dialysis patient, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney transplant, kidney transplant recipient, kidney transplantation, nephrologist, nursing school, organ donations, patient stories


March 31st, 2017

UCLA Health is part of my family

By dggottakidney dggottakidney

I have been a patient at UCLA since 2000 when Dr. Urlich performed a reconstructive surgery . In 2010, UCLA Health’s ENT team once again performed a surgery, and in 2016, UCLA Health saved my life and gave me a kidney transplant performed by Dr. Jeffrey Veale.  As I write this, I am sitting on my bed […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, ear nose and throat doctors, head and neck surgery, kidney transplant, patient stories, reconstructive surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

March 28th, 2017

Kidney transplant and donation education goes national

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Have you ever wondered why people choose to donate a kidney? And whether these donors regret their decision later? Amy Waterman first became interested in organ donation over 20 years ago when she conducted surveys of kidney donors as a graduate student in social psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. “It was amazing that […]

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Tags: education, Explore Transplant, kidney transplant, living donation, living donors, living kidney donation, nephrology, organ donation, Transplant Research and Education Center, transplantation, TREC, United Network for Organ Sharing


I have the best doctors at UCLA

March 23rd, 2017

I have the best doctors at UCLA

By guzman200131 guzman200131

The one reason I like about UCLA is that my kidney transplant doctors and my neurologists are the best I ever had throughout the years. They do everything they can to help me out and make me feel comfortable in any away they can. The nurses are the best helpers I ever had since day […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney, kidney transplant, neurology, patient stories


Do the math: Organ donation just adds up

May 5th, 2016

Do the math: Organ donation just adds up

By uclahealth uclahealth

Despite vast advancements in medical technology and transplantation, the need for organ, eye and tissue donations still greatly outnumber the supply. Organ donation is a life-long gift that can help save the life of one of the more than 120,000 Americans in need of an organ donation. How? Let us count the ways: Organ Donation: […]

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Tags: donate life, kidney transplant, organ donation, tissue donations, transplant, transplantation, UCLA Transplantation Services


March 30th, 2016

Transplant Team / Nephrologist

By saunaedwards saunaedwards

I was born at Harbor General UCLA Medical center. In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, eventually needing dialysis and a kidney transplant. I am eternally grateful for my UCLA Transplant team: Drs. Veale, Gritsch, Danovitch, and Singer. It’s been over 8 years and my kidney is working as good as ever. […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Carl Schulze, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, Dr. Hans Gritsch, Dr. Jeff Veale, Dr. Jennifer Singer, IgA Nephropathy, kidney transplant, nephrologist, nephrology, patient stories, UCLA Body Donation program


March 30th, 2016

My Kidney Kid

By jcbowden jcbowden

My beautiful daughter, Abby, was born in 1996 with a rare kidney disease. In the critical hours following her birth in our hometown of Bakersfield, she was transported to the NICU at UCLA, and a team of pediatric nephrologists became both her lifeline and mine. When you are suddenly faced with possibly losing your baby […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eileen Tsai, Dr. Isidro Salusky, Dr. Ora Yadin, Dr. Robert Ettenger, kidney disease, kidney transplant, NICU, patient stories, pediatric nephrologists


March 30th, 2016

Kidney transplant & my neurologist

By guzman200131 guzman200131

Hi my is name Jonathan I am kidney transplant of 20 years my kidney transplant drs r awesome and amazing doctors in the world They have done amazing things in my life in so many surgeries I had sense 1993 though the years I went say thank you for my Ucla kidney transplant Drs & […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney transplant, neurologist, neurology, patient stories


Kidney-­conscious shopping

November 6th, 2015

Kidney-­conscious shopping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange juice or taking too much […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney function, kidney transplant, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, potassium, sodium