Items Tagged ‘liver transplant’

March 30, 2017

23 years at UCLA

By samantha12 samantha12

I began seeing Dr. Leonard Goldstein at UCLA in 1994. I was diagnosed with auto immune cirrhosis in 1970 at age five. I enjoyed seeing Dr. Goldstein at his “unique” office in building 200 where I made many trips over the course of 22 years. In February 2006, my 2nd life began with a liver […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Doctors Day, Dr. Alan Gorn, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immune cirrhosis, liver, liver transplant, patient stories, Pfleger Liver Institute, UCLA liver transplant team


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


A True Miracle

January 17, 2017

A True Miracle

By sher21 sher21

April 3, 2016… After knowing I would need a liver transplant in order for me to live, I was overwhelmed to understand that someone would have to die, for me to live… how do except that? My story began 3 years ago, I was seeing my liver doctor in Arcadia, CA. Dr Jacob Korula, he […]

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Tags: bilirubin, donor, Dr. Vatche Garen Agopian, edema, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

July 28, 2016

Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

By Kim Irwin kimirwin

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure – UCLA performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone accomplishment based on the United […]

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Tags: birthday present, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immunosuppressive therapy, Johnese Spisso, liver transplant, organ donation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Steve McDowell, surgery, transplantation


UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

July 27, 2016

UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

By uclahealth uclahealth

In response to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UCLA Health has launched an initiative to screen baby boomers for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Approximately three-fourths of people in the United States living with HCV infection were born between the baby-boom years of 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C is a leading […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, Dr. Sammy Sabb, HCV-screening, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, immune-therapy injections, infectious diseases, liver disease, liver transplant, organ transplant, transfusions


April 5, 2016

Dedication, Commitment, Expertise and Compassion: Dr. Ronald Busuttil

By jonkra jonkra

My name is Jonathan. In 2004, after experiencing a minor infarction of the right kidney, I received a body scan which yielded a devastating result. It revealed that I had a large mass on my liver, about the size of a softball. I was stunned, shocked, and uncertain of the impact it would have on […]

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Tags: cavernous hemangioma, Doctors Day, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, liver transplant, liver tumor, patient stories, Pfleger Liver Institute


March 29, 2016

Liver Transplant

By ccc.amor ccc.amor

My name is Emerson for about 2.5 years I was using Oxygen due to a liver problem that cause my lungs to not work properly.I became a liver transplant candidate in 2013 in 2014 I received my new liver . Thanks to God and my doctors Dr. Farmer and Dr. Quiin I am alive .it […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Francisco Durazo, Dr. Leonard Goldstein, Dr.Goldstein, liver transplant, patient stories