Items Tagged ‘minimally invasive surgery’

May 18, 2017

Thyroidectomy Experience

By thyca2017 thyca2017

“My wife trained here at UCLA, so it was the natural choice for me. I came here for thyroidectomy and I met Dr. Yeh sometime in April. He gave me an appointment for surgery within the next 2 weeks. The overall experience was great. He conducted a very minimally invasive surgery and the recovery was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, minimally invasive surgery, patient stories, surgery, thyroidectomy


Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

August 3, 2016

Advancing state-of-the-art surgical and interventional technology

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT comes in. CASIT stands for the Center […]

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Tags: CASIT, Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, Dr. Carmack Holmes, image-guided intervention, interventional technology, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, surgical education, surgical simulation, telemedicine, telesurgery


For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

April 22, 2016

For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

By uclahealth uclahealth

  For more than two decades, bisphosphonates, better known via television ads as Fosamax and Boniva, have been the go-to prescription drug for people with osteoporosis. The drugs are supposed to strengthen bone and reduce fracture risk in people post-50. But for one leading cause of the bone-loss disease, a condition called hyperparathyroidism, it turns […]

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Tags: bisphosphonates, bone density, Boniva, Dr. Michael Yeh, Fosamax, hyperparathyroidism, minimally invasive surgery, osteopenia, osteoporosis, overactive glands, parathyroid glands, parathyroid surgery


Small Cut, Big Results

December 11, 2015

Small Cut, Big Results

By uclahealth uclahealth

All these years I just thought I had high blood pressure. I never knew what was going on,” says Gloria Beauregard. Dr. Masha

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Tags: aldosterone, aldosteronoma, benign tumor, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrine surgeon, featured, high blood pressure, minimally invasive surgery, patient stories